Home' Careers Magazine : March 2011 Educate Yourself Contents Wednesday, March 23, 2011 NEWCASTLE HERALD 11
Caring for the
The Intercept Group is at the
forefront of training in growth
areas such as aged care
EDUCATE YOURSELF FOR A BRIGHTER CAREER
IF you're looking for a career that is
always going to be in demand and offers
jobs on a casual, part-time or full-time basis,
why not consider aged care nursing?
The Intercept Group's general manager
Roz Forsyth said aged care was the fastest
growing form of employment in Newcastle
and the Central Coast.
''We would have trained about 120 people
so far this year and I'd say about 100 of them
are now employed,'' she said.
''It's flexible for people returning to work,
whether its casual, full-time or part-time.
''There's also opportunity for
advancement, for example from a
certificate three to an enrolled nurse.''
The Intercept Group provide training in a
range of industries that are continuing to
grow and require new employees.
This includes childcare, health support
services, business services, security and
Those studying aged care nursing and
childcare undertake workplace experience
as part of their training.
This ensures they have the necessary
skills, experience in customer service and
the empathy required when they enter the
Mrs Forsyth said health care services,
where employees provide at-home care for
the elderly, was becoming increasingly
''If people are looking for a new career
they may go from having a high-pressure job
to home and community care.
''They take the older folks to get their hair
done, to do their shopping or washing.
''There's low care to high care, from
driving to them to living on their premises.''
It usually takes between eight and 10
weeks to complete a certificate three.
Certificate four needs to be completed
within 12 months and depends on the pace
of each student.
But you can also be job-ready in less than
24 hours, with certificates in occupational
health and safety, responsible service of
alcohol, responsible conduct of gambling,
food safety supervisor and first-aid
certificates available in one day.
The Intercept Group can also help to
organise traineeships with employers and
qualified job seekers.
There are Intercept Group training
centres in Newcastle, Tuggerah, Erina and
Cert II Security Operations
Cert III in Aged Care Work
Cert III in Home & Community Care
Cert III in Children's Services
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG)
Food Safety Supervisor
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OHS Construction Induction (White/Green Card)
Traffic Control (Blue & Yellow Card)
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