WA GOVERNOR OPENS NEW AGED CARE TRAINING INSTITUTE

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15 Aug 2017

The next generation of people coming into aged care are in safe hands with the official opening of the Amana Living Training Institute (ALTI) in Rivervale by Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia.

The Amana Living Training Institute will help meet the training needs of the aged care sector which has seen the number of jobs more than double year on year.

Stephanie Buckland, CEO of Amana Living, said: “Western Australia has a growing ageing population, and organisations like ours must continually evolve and adapt to meet the changing needs and expectations of our customers. 

“The Amana Living Training Institute is an investment in the skills needed by the aged care sector, providing the perfect training environment for our staff as well as offering new career opportunities and pathways for job seekers outside of Amana Living.

“With aged care identified as one of the priority training areas in the WA State Training Plan 2017-2020,  I strongly believe the Amana Living Training Institute has a big role to play in  developing a skilled workforce of aged care professionals in WA.”

The Amana Living Training Institute has already commenced training, with more than 100 people currently undertaking their studies.  Courses available include Certificate III and IV qualifications in Ageing, Home and Community Care and Disability Care; short courses in first-aid and safe work practices; skills sets such as palliative care, dementia care and medication management.

All students will be trained by experts who are all practicing health care professionals and the course content will be regularly reviewed by Amana Living’s clinical and care teams, as well as major care providers, regulatory bodies and industry partners.

The client-focused programs are available to other aged care and disability providers, public students and individual employees, and are compliant with Registered Training Organisation (RTO) standards and regulations.

All qualifications are nationally recognised and acknowledged by all Government organisations and other care providers in Australia, meaning the qualification is transferable across the country.

For a full list of the courses available and information on how to access training from ALTI, visit www.amanalivingtraining.com.au.