The Amana Living Healthcare Professional Graduate Program provides recently qualified nurses and allied health staff with enhanced skills, opening up new career paths and progression opportunities in aged care.
It develops first class clinicians who understand the role of addressing clinical, functional and cognitive health needs while providing holistic care, so our residents and clients have an even better experience.
And it builds leadership skills among our workforce, fostering the next generation of leaders who will be instrumental in the development of the aged care industry that continues to evolve.
This program represents Amana Living’s commitment to our workforce, but also to our customers and the wider aged care community.
By joining our Graduate Healthcare Professional Program, you’ll become part of an organisation that is passionate about enriching the lives of older Western Australians.
What does the Graduate Program involve?
The 12-month program consists of clinical practice in an aged care environment, supported by experienced graduate mentors and on-site graduate buddies. On the job training and coaching will be provided to the selected candidates to assist them in developing the clinical and management skills needed to advance their career.
Graduates will gain a rich and textured experience with a comprehensive rotation schedule with Amana Living’s residential care, home care and corporate office teams. This approach provides maximum exposure to the diverse facets of aged care and a wide variety of learning opportunities in providing support for residents and clients with chronic and complex needs.
The program was developed by Amana Living’s Registered Training Organisation, Amana Living Training Institute, and includes short courses designed and delivered by Edith Cowan University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. It is the only one of its kind in WA.
On completion of the graduate program, staff can apply for the following positions: Service Manager, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Care Coordinator, Case Manager, Therapy Manager and Therapy Specialist.
Are you what we’re looking for?
Our graduates are people who:
- are passionate about providing quality of care;
- collaborate and work as a team to meet the needs of our residents and clients;
- are committed to a career in aged care and strive for ongoing professional development.
To be eligible for the Amana Living Healthcare Professional Graduate Program, you must have:
completed either a Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) or Bachelor of Nursing/ Allied Health specialty and registered in the last three years.
Australian citizenship or permanent residency when you apply.
a current flu vaccination.
Application and selection process
Applications for the 2021 intake open on 20 July 2020 and close on 20 August 2020. The selection process will take place in October with successful graduates commencing the program in March 2021.
To apply for our Graduate Program, visit our job listings here.
If you have any queries about our program, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
Here are some of the 2020 graduates sharing why they decided to apply for the Amana Living Healthcare Graduate Program.
Aroha is a registered nurse and was previously a carer and Occupational Therapy Assistant for seven years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from Murdoch University in 2018.
“Since starting with Amana Living in 2012, I have felt I have wanted to make a difference in aged care. Completing a graduate program means I can grow as a leader and role model in this sector, enhancing my leadership and critical thinking skills.”
Cindy is an enrolled nurse, having been a multi-skilled care worker for two years. She obtained a Diploma in Enrolled Nursing from the South Metropolitan TAFE in 2018.
“I love working with the aged care and high care clients, I have a passion for supporting people living with dementia and I want to further my nursing career in this industry. Through the program, I hope to gain exposure to a variety of clinical settings while constantly learning and gaining clinical skills.”
Clare is an enrolled nurse after working as a carer for five years. She obtained a Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Nurse) from Open Colleges of Health in 2019.
“I had just finished my studies as a nurse and I was working as a carer for Amana Living when my manager informed me about the new program. I enjoy working in the aged care sector and it was always going to be a good next step for me. I hope to become experienced in all aspects of nursing within aged care and to be efficient at it so I can feel that I’m impacting people in positive ways.”