Holmesglen graduate Veronica Foster has joined the aged care workforce, and now provides a vital service to the community.
The support of family and friends led Veronica to an Individual Support course at Holmesglen and a new career as a personal care assistant.
During her course, Veronica gained invaluable skills and knowledge, including how to:
- work legally and ethically
- follow safe work practices
- support independence and wellbeing
- provide individualised and personalised support.
Veronica credits the course’s practical assessments, including a compulsory practical placement opportunity, with providing the right link between her education and future career.
“Placement was very exciting. I got to put everything into practice all that I had learned during the course, which prepared me for the workforce and gave me the confidence to seek work immediately after my placement.”
Veronica completed a four-week placement at a residential facility, giving her experience in a specialist aged care environment while she studied.