Start your new aged care career on the Mornington Peninsula

You could start a new career where you live in just a few weeks’ time. If you enjoy being part of a supportive team while caring for our elderly citizens, then a new traineeship program on the Mornington Peninsula may be just right for you.

Japara has partnered with Chisholm to offer fully supported aged care traineeships at its two aged care homes in Capel Sound and Rye, starting as early as September. This earn while you learn opportunity combines the wealth of experience that an established aged care provider such as Japara offers with the educational expertise provided by Chisholm, one of Melbourne’s most well-known TAFEs.

This on the job training is open to people of all backgrounds and can truly take your career into a new direction. At the end of the traineeship, a Certificate III in Individual Support awaits the trainee that opens not only doors into care work but it can also be the starting point of a career in nursing and, most importantly, a pathway to permanent employment with Japara.

To find out more, simply register for one of the free information sessions where you will not only meet the people you will work and learn with, but also get a better understanding of why this traineeship is such a great investment into your own professional development.

Free Information Sessions: Capel Sound – 10. August at 2pm & Rye – 12. August at 5pm


Interview with Chisolm Education Manger: Nicole Hrvatin

Nicole Hrvatin is the Education Manager at Chisholm. She has a wealth of experience in the health training sector and has seen many of her students graduate with a Certificate III over the years. In short, she answers the most frequently asked questions and explains how graduates have taken advantage of their new qualification, taking their careers to new levels and opening the doors to permanent full-time employment.

Q: What is this new Aged Care Traineeship at Japara and Chisholm all about?

Nicole: In just over seven months, trainees will gain a qualification that is recognised Australia-wide, the Certificate III in Individual Support. This enables you to work as a carer, not only in aged care but also in disability, and it is an important stepping-stone to becoming a nurse, if the graduate chooses to. Once you have upskilled to become a nurse there are many more opportunities on the horizon for a long and rewarding career. You could become a Clinical Coordinator or even the manager of an aged care home.

Q: Who are the people that should apply for this new traineeship?

Nicole: The great thing about this traineeship is that it is open to people from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter what age you are or what prior qualifications you have. We have had many applications who had just finished high school and others who have made care work their second or even third career. It does not matter who you are, as long as you are reliable, caring, passionate about helping people, and a good team player.

Q: Where and how will the course be conducted? Do I have to find my own placement?

Nicole: The placement is included in the traineeship at one of the Japara homes on the Mornington Peninsula and the course will commence in September, but later dates will also become available. The course will be conducted via blended learning that includes face to face time on campus, online sessions, as well as the practical component at the homes. We always ensure that the trainees get the most out of this course and that it can be conducted in accordance with the current Covid restrictions.

Former trainee Shevorn and Chisholm Education Manager, Nicole Hrvatin, are still in touch, even after graduation.
Former trainee Shevorn and Chisholm Education Manager, Nicole Hrvatin, are still in touch, even after graduation.


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