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From detour to discovery
Some people say they couldn’t do aged care work but you’re making a difference in people’s lives and that’s amazing. It’s just been so rewarding and it feels very natural.
Disillusioned with high school, Darsi left at the end of Year 11. It wasn’t until she thought about what would make her happy, and rediscovered what she was passionate about, that she decided on Aged Care as a career. She began the Certificate III in Individual Support – Aged Care.
For Darsi, the prospect of emerging from TAFE NSW with a qualification and hands-on experience which almost guaranteed her a job in the field was irresistible.
Darsi says the flexibility of studying with TAFE NSW, and the personal touch from teachers, helped reignite her thirst for learning. After completing practical workplace training, she was offered an assistant in nursing position while she was still studying.
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What job opportunities could an aged care and nursing course lead to?
An aged care and nursing course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from looking after the elderly to working in a high-pressure, A&E hospital environment.
Qualifications in aged care and nursing can lead to a job as a registered nurse, homecare worker, nurse manager, nursing support worker or a nursing assistant. The average weekly salary for a registered nurse is $1,289.
Whether you're just starting out in your aged care and nursing career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.
TAFE courses in the area include Nursing, Community Services, Veterinary Nursing, Individual Support, Health Services Assistance, Aging Support and Patient Care Practices.