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Manuel Morales


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Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:10 pm

I'm currently working in car industry which is closing at the end of 2017.  I have completed Cert III in Aged care and Cert III in HACC couple of years ago.  I'm planning to study Cert IV both Aged Care and HACC next year as well as Diploma in Nursing. Once I finish Cert IV in both Aged Care and HACC,  I want to find weekend work while finishing my diploma of Nursing and hopefully get a job as a div2 nurse.  What can you say about this idea?



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Oct 19, 2015, 12:20 am

I am conversant Cert IV in Aged Care is the desired qualification but if you have Cert III in Aged Care and Cert III in HACC I would be recommending you focus on obtaining some practical experience within the relevant industries.

As an experienced trainer and assessor, together with my role as DON/CEO of various nursing home facilities/retirement villages, I  prefer to hire someone with current practical experience than someone with a multitude of qualifications on paper. 

I do not necessary always hire mature age people either; those whom I hire are those who demonstrate passion, a positive attitude towards ageing, is team oriented and has a desire to learn. 

I would seriously recommend you review your thought processes about doing Cert IV in Aged Care and HACC, perhaps think of doing Cert IV in Mental Health and definitely do a Mental Heath First Aid course with a view to commencing your Diploma in Nursing (RN Div 2)



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Dec 15, 2015, 03:12 pm

Experience does often speak louder than qualifications when hiring.  If you have experience, it's more believable proof that you can do the work.  Try to find some way to show your experience, and keep studying as you go.  Good luck!

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