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Melbourne Polytechnic putting the ‘care’ into Aged Care training

30 Mar 2015

Caring for the elderly is a special calling.  Melbourne Polytechnic is committed to providing the best possible vocational training through its Certificate III in Aged Care course, which is getting great feedback from aged care industry employers for the high quality of its students.

Staff at Sapphire Care, a premium aged care provider in Melbourne, recently contacted Melbourne Polytechnic to provide praise for the students who worked at their Ruckers Hill establishment for the work placement component of their study:

Hi guys, I received a call from the acting manager of Ruckers Hill. She congratulated the Aged Care program for training excellent students. The students who have done placement in the facility have shown good quality training. Most of the placement students have been employed in the facility. Congratulations Warwick [Emanuel] and Leanne [Glover]!  Marg Muir (Melbourne Polytechnic Placement Coordinator).

High praise indeed, as Ruckers Hill, in Northcote, takes pride in delivering a premium lifestyle experience for its residents. Ruckers Hill residents have access to all levels of care, so it was important that the Melbourne Polytechnic Aged Care students were receiving the highest quality training in current methods and standards.

Christy Flanagan, Program Coordinator for Melbourne Polytechnic’s Community Health and Wellbeing Department, said that this sort of positive feedback is pretty common for their students.

“We take pride in giving our students the best possible preparation for a career in aged care,” she said. “With 154 hours of ‘on-the-job’ placement plus classes, they have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the requirements of their chosen career and properly develop the skills they need.”

If you are interested in a fulfilling career providing care for the elderly and helping them improve their health, wellbeing and independence, please contact Melbourne Polytechnic on 03 9269 8400 or visit our website.


Media enquiries should be directed to Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or ua.ud1477530257e.cin1477530257hcety1477530257lopen1477530257ruobl1477530257em@sn1477530257oitac1477530257inumm1477530257oC1477530257

Melbourne Polytechnic (formerly NMIT) operates across six campuses and seven specialist training centres throughout Melbourne’s north and south east and Ararat. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.