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Vocational training for residential care workforce launched

21 Mar 2017

Melbourne Polytechnic has commenced delivering the new Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention, under the Victorian government’s $8 million commitment for vocational training for Victorian residential care workers.

Launched at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Prahran campus on Tuesday 21 March, 2017, by Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children, and Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills, the training will ensure workers have greater access to quality training as Victoria moves towards mandatory minimum qualifications for residential care workers by the end of 2017.

“We’re pleased to be spearheading this important initiative,” said Nicole Amsing, Program Manager for Melbourne Polytechnic.

“This training is so important to improving the residential care we offer vulnerable Victorian children and our TAFEs will be at the heart of that training,” confirmed Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills.

“We’ll always support TAFE. That’s why we’ve invested heavily in our public institutes over the last two years – enabling them to carry out critical work that’s vital to the Victorian community.”

For full details of the initiative, please see the Victorian Government media release here.

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Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney meets one of the students in the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. Photo credit: Phil Spicer

Main photo: Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos, second from left, meets teachers and students in the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention. Photo credit: Phil Spicer

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

Media enquiries should be directed to Melbourne Polytechnic Media Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or ua.ud1498275555e.cin1498275555hcety1498275555lopen1498275555ruobl1498275555em@ai1498275555dem1498275555

Melbourne Polytechnic operates across seven campuses and five specialist training centres throughout Melbourne. The institute delivers high quality vocational and higher education in industry-standard facilities.