For the past two years Capecare has partnered with SWRT, supporting their Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program with practical placement opportunities for students, and our own Trainee Program. Capecare runs a fully supported traineeship program for students studying a Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing), who will then become part of our Care team for both our residential facilities, and our home services community.
The students pictured are on the Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program, for those wanting to start a career in the ageing or disability sector, making a positive difference to the lives of others in one of the fastest growing workforces in WA. The Job Ready Program is a fantastic entry level skill set that, once completed, allows students to go on to study their Cert lll as part of Capecare’s Traineeship Program.
Students spent a day at Capecare Dunsborough last week with Lecturer Nichola Campbell and our nursing staff to experience an aged care facility first-hand.
By completing the Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program, graduates may:
- Be offered a job with their work placement employer
- Be offered an aged care or disability work traineeship
- Develop skills to transition into an allied health occupation
- Gain employer references, or
- Connect with other employment opportunities within these sectors
Capecare’s Traineeship is a 9-12 month program providing individuals with the foundation skills and knowledge to become a direct care/support worker and preparing them for a rewarding career in aged care. The Program also then provides the opportunity to transition into studying a Cert IV or nursing.
Pictured left to right:
Nichola Campbell (SRTAFE lecturer), Catherine Rossiter (Capecare and SRTAFE student), Katie Barkla (SRTAFE student), Capecare RN Merian Meikle, Mona Damnjanovic (SRTAFE student)