Peninsula Villages has unveiled its new and innovative traineeship program in partnership with Registered Training Organisation, ET Australia.
The first of its kind on the Central Coast, the Care Partner Traineeship Program is a three-month program offering a solution to the increasing employment demands within the aged care sector.
Upon successful completion of the program, trainees will not only attain their CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) but will also be considered for potential employment opportunities at Peninsula Villages.
Executive Manager – Quality & Organisational Development Nicola Burton said the program was an exceptional, tailor-made initiative, designed for Peninsula Villages by ET Australia.
“The program has been set up to equip trainees with the specific skills required to support and enhance the lives of older people and set themselves up for a fulfilling and secure career in aged care,” she said.
The program directly addresses Peninsula Villages’ recruitment needs, bridging the gap between providing necessary staff and invaluable experience under a hybrid training approach.
Commencing with a week of supernumerary experience in clinical areas, trainees gain an understanding of their role and are given the ability to seamlessly integrate into the Peninsula Villages environment.
Encompassing both theoretical and practical elements, the intensive training model has been specifically designed to prepare future staff for a smooth transition from traineeship to employment.
“This program ensures that our staff are trained in the Peninsula Villages way which significantly reduces their onboarding time compared to alternative training programs offered,” Burton said.
“Peninsula Villages also fosters a supportive environment for trainees while they are acquiring the skills and experience necessary for their success.”
To qualify for the program, prospective trainees must possess a genuine desire to make a difference and a positive impact on a person’s life.
It is offered under NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program and eligibility criteria applies for fee-free traineeship training.
For additional information about the program, eligibility criteria and the application process, go to https://peninsulavillages.com.au/careers/