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hayles

  • Joined: Mar 2007
  • Location: Launceston
  • Posts: 10

Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:03 pm

Hi my name's Hayley and I'm 22 years old and currently living in North Tasmania, I have recently started studying Certificate III Aged Care and was wanting to know if there is anyone else on here currently studying certificate III as well. I also wanted to know if anyone knows about Aged Care in Tasmania. I'm currently looking for some work in an Aged Care home, so if there is anyone that can help please contact me at: hayleymorgan84@bigpond.com

Good luck with your studies

Darren

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Your country needs you!
  • Joined: Mar 2005
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Posts: 172

Mar 21, 2007, 04:28 pm

Hi there Hayles,

welcome aboard. It's great to hear from Tasmania. I lived there as a child for 5 years and have been back a couple of times - certainly one of my favourite places. Great to see your contributions to the forums.

Good luck with finding work and your course, I'm sure it will be ok for you, there is such a demand for workers in aged care all around the country. Certainly once you have completed your cert III it will get much easier finding work.

hayles

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hayles
  • Joined: Mar 2007
  • Location: Launceston
  • Posts: 10

Mar 21, 2007, 08:39 pm

Hi thanks you for that, I have two years for my studies, I have been enrolled for about a year and well haven't really started as yet, as I was working and did not have the time for studies, but now that I am not working I have so much time on my hands, except for the job hunting and house hunting hahaha. But hope to find somewhere to volunteer or do my placements as I now have just over a year to complete the course and would like to try and get into an EN course next year. So I am in the process of writing letters and sending my resume to Aged Care homes and hope to hear something soon.

PrincessDemonik

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  • Joined: Mar 2007
  • Location: Sydney
  • Posts: 16

Mar 29, 2007, 07:25 pm Last edited Mar 29, 2007, 07:25 pm update #1

Hi everyone! I'm Monika, and I work as a registered nurse in aged care. I have 8 years of aged care nursing experience. I also have a Masters of Ageing and Health, and I'm currently studying Aged Care Nursing through the College of Nursing. My ambition is to become a Nurse Practitioner in Neurology/Genrontology.

I have a lot of knowledge about aged care, and was referred to this site a NP in emergency (rural aust) and I'm delighted to find a discussion board. I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have about aged care nursing, and you can expect to find me in the boards giving my 2 cents!

EDIT POST: I'm now a commonwealth nursing officer with the Dept of Health and Ageing (aged care - quality and compliance).

modified: Monday 10 September 2007 5:24:26 pm - PrincessDemonik

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feistylady
  • Joined: Jul 2007
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Posts: 12

Sep 11, 2007, 12:06 pm

Hello my name is Michelle I work in Aged Care in country SA I have been popping in and reading your forum and find it very interesting

Michelle

jillross

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  • Joined: Jan 2008
  • Location: bunbury western australia
  • Posts: 2

Jan 17, 2008, 02:22 pm Last edited Jan 17, 2008, 02:22 pm update #1

hi guys firstly lke to say hi i in western austalia and i like some advice i looking at doing the age care certicate 3 which is run by tafe and fasttack can you tell me which course it the better i n the industy as the better course . fastrack are offering a traineeship and i maybe able to get one though tafe also . i need to be on austudy or earning a wage while training. thanks for all your help

jill ross

modified: Thursday 17 January 2008 2:32:51 pm - jillross

feistylady

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feistylady
  • Joined: Jul 2007
  • Location: Adelaide
  • Posts: 12

Jan 22, 2008, 03:39 pm

Hi Jill, I did my cert 3 off campus through TAFE here in SA, as being a single income earner I could not afford to take time off work (agedcare) while studying

I am not familiar with fastrack( will google) If you are not employed already then I would go for the one offering the traineeship just be sure it is genuine

Michelle

jensea

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  • Joined: Mar 2008
  • Location: Victoria
  • Posts: 1

Mar 07, 2008, 08:22 pm

Hi My Name is Jen I have just finished my Cert III in Aged Care here in Melbourne as a Traineeship...... looking at doing my Cert IV was looking at Div 2 endorsed but would miss the daily care aspect which is where I get the most satisfaction. When we move to Sydney in a months time will looking for work around the end of April interested in knowing which places to avoid especially we will be living in the Liverpool area. Am not interested in the Facilities particularly that are in it for the high profit to the detriment of the residents. ie :major staff shortages very little staff support.

Philly

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  • Joined: Mar 2008
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Mar 10, 2008, 04:41 pm

Hi all, my name is Philly, i am plodding my way thru my cert 3, and really loving it!!! I also work in an aged care facility in far north Queensland, working in a dementia wing, i find it really challenging, but because of my pretty quirky personality, i fit right in!!! LOL I want to eventually do my EEN's, and my RN's, and go on and do midwifery, that is the goal anyhow. I love aged care, but don;t want to do it forever. I found this forum today, and hope to learn alot from reading all your posts!!! :)

Sao

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  • Joined: Mar 2008
  • Location: Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast
  • Posts: 5

Mar 22, 2008, 10:02 pm

Hi my names is Saraya and I am a 27 year old living in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast. I completed my Cert 3 in 2006 and work in an Aged Care Facility. I mainly work in the Dementia (Special Care) Unit, although i find it challenging at times....I absolutely love it, and when I'm not there I'm in High Care. I'm currently doing my Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Div 2) although its full on, I am glad that I've worked in the industry before doing the Diploma course as I can now relate to what is being taught within the course. I love aged care, but will see what the course brings me. Being an Aboriginal - South Sea Islander, I have tossed up the idea of maybe working in Aboriginal Health. ....I'll see how I go by the time i've finished my course.

Happy Studying to All.

kim2

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  • Joined: Mar 2008
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Apr 03, 2008, 02:56 pm

Hi Sao, I also live on the Sunshine Coast and starte cert 3 by correspondence in Jan.Im finding it quiet difficult as I havnt worked in Aged Care yet,would really love some help if possible have passed 4 units just stuck on a couple of things thanks Kim

koalablue

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  • Joined: Jun 2008
  • Location: canberra
  • Posts: 5

Jun 05, 2008, 07:28 pm

Hi there

my name is Kaii I am new to the group and I am starting my cert 3 in aged care. It would be great to hear from others as well. I live in Canberra and work in an aged care facility

delbry1

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delbry1
  • Joined: Jun 2008
  • Location: Chinchilla, QLD
  • Posts: 2

Jun 08, 2008, 05:35 pm

Hey everyone.

Im Adele. Im a 20 year young mum to a 22month old. My partner is a boiler maker and we live in the middle of nowhere. I am a personal carer in an Aged Care facility. I am currently working night duty 10pm-6am. I work mostly in the High Care/ Secure Care areas which I love. The majority of the residents in Secure care are Dementia patients and I just adore them all. I think the hardest part of working in Aged Care is becoming attached to the residents knowing that they may pass away at any time. Fortunatly I have not had anyone pass away while I have been on Duty but I am constantly preparing myself for the day to arrive when it does happen.

When Im not at work, I am studying for my Diploma of Nursing EEN. When I complete my Diploma I hope to work in Aged Care, Midwifery or Pallative Care.

zippy

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  • Joined: Jun 2008
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Jun 09, 2008, 12:38 am

Hi everyone,

I am an EN working in an acute ward (surgical) in Tassie. Good to meet you all. My husband works as a Cert III in aged care so I was interested to see the posts from other cert III's here. Good luck with your studies and careers guys! It's a fast changing and exiting area to be working in.

I worked in aged care as a carer prior to having kids and subsequently studying for my EN. I must admit that I find working as an EN, particularly in the hospital environment, far more satisfying-despite the fact that my duties in the hospital are, for the majority, very similar to those I performed in the aged care sector as a carer (with the addition of medications, faster turnover and the things going wrong more frequently and rapidly!)

I often wonder why EN's, who are specifically trained and 'geared' for aged care work, tend to value acute/ hospital positions over aged care positions. I guess it's a national problem with aged care delivery that needs to be addressed, not only financially but also in terms of career development and advancement. Without that input I don't see how the aged care sector will attract motivated, enthusiastic nurses to the workplace.

Anyway, thats my 2 cents worth! Hope everyone is having a good week . Good to meet you all.

Anthea

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  • Joined: May 2008
  • Location: Gunnedah
  • Posts: 7

Jun 09, 2008, 11:03 am

Hi everyone,

I'm Anthea and i live in NSW. I am currently studying my Cert 3 in Aged Care Work. I have recently found work in an aged care facility and i love it! I have also applied for the EN course due to start in September this year! Cross fingers i get in! I have gained so much knowledge by just being in the workplace!

Good luck with your studies!!

Kazza

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  • Joined: Sep 2008
  • Location: Gladstone QLD
  • Posts: 1

Sep 08, 2008, 03:21 pm

Hi Everyone, my name is Kazza, i'm 40 years old and am studying Cert 111 in home and community care. as i havent been to school for some years i am finding it very daunting but interesting too. I work for RSL home care here in sunny Queensland "Gladstone". I have only been working in this field for 3 months but am loving it. i am happy to find this site so i can talk to others about my study.( and get some much needed advice)

I look forward to chatting more

Cheers

Mocha

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  • Joined: Sep 2008
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Sep 09, 2008, 03:31 pm

Hi everyone.my name is Donna and I have just started the cert 4 in aged care.
I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good book for information please.

Bevvy

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  • Joined: Sep 2008
  • Location: Gracemere
  • Posts: 1

Sep 16, 2008, 12:33 pm

Hi, my name is Bev and I am just starting my Cert3 in aged care. I am a mature aged student so I think its going to be challenging for me being that I have been out of school for many moons.

cakers

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  • Joined: Oct 2008
  • Location: QLD
  • Posts: 44

Nov 11, 2008, 07:08 pm

Hi. My name is Irene, 45, working as an RN in Aged Care on the Sunshine Coast.
I absolutely love the area of aged care and find I am rewarded in my giving each and
every shift I do. I have a lot of years of experience and would be very approachable if anyone
needs support or friends here. I would especially like to here from anyone with passion
for improving the area of Aged Care. We deserve recognition, good pay and good management.
The older people deserve nothing but love and respect. irenemci@gmail.com I hope you'll say 'hi'.

tash

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  • Joined: Nov 2008
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Nov 17, 2008, 09:48 am

Hi everyone
my name is tash i'm a 32 yearold mum of three who is studying cert III in aged care in bendigo.

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