Training Opportunities

Are you a new school leaver? Port Stephens Veterans and Citizens Aged Care Ltd supports:

  • Work experience – for students who are currently participating in tertiary education courses related to aged care (conditions apply)
  • Scholarships (refer to page on scholarships)

Port Stephens Veterans & Citizens Aged Care is committed to ongoing training and professional development for our employees. The aim is to:

  • develop strong skills and competencies across the organisation,
  • enable high performance levels in all roles and positions,
  • assist people to reach their long-term career objectives,
  • develop a skilled workforce with the depth to meet the future needs of the organisation.

As an organisation we take pride in: quality, improvement and excellence. Staff development and training at Port Stephens Veterans and Citizens Aged Care Ltd includes:

  • New Employee Induction (full day) – includes introductions to key administration personnel and their roles, Payroll and HR information, Work Health & Safety induction and mandatory responsibilities in the Aged Care Industry. Clinical staff also receive additional induction training and competency assessment.
  • Work Health & Safety training as required and also training for WHS Committee members.
  • Annual Mandatory and Fire Safety Training Program is designed to keep employees up to date with the latest Work Health & Safety legislation, clinical practices and clinical compliance as well as hands on fire safety training and practical evacuation exercise.
  • Regular Clinical Best Practice in-service – wound dressings, palliative care, and similar examples of best practice in aged care as required.
  • First Aid certification where required by WHS legislation.
  • Attendance at approved industry or professional conferences.

In addition to corporate training, we also support a number of other training and education programs which may be funded or sourced from external bodies.

We support:

  • Traineeships – usually 12 month programs in administration or similar programs.
  • Work experience – for students who are currently participating in tertiary education courses related to aged care (conditions apply).
  • Scholarships.
  • Tertiary studies - may be available for some positions where there is an identified shortage of skilled workers.
  • Career Path Training – This is identified and supported through the Performance Appraisal System.

We also provide on-going training for Core Competencies for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Manual Handling, Bullying & Harassment, Work Health & Safety, Wound Management and Infection Control Principles. This is to ensure that our professionals, tradesmen, nurses and carers maintain the highest levels of competency, proficiency and practical safety.

“What if we train them and they leave? What if we don’t train them and they stay?”


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