I'm finally now signed up a Diploma of Nursing course commencing Jan 2011. At the moment I'm living in (at the moment very sunny) London working in a completely different field as a senior manager for an international company. I can't wait to arrive in Brisbane and start my course! Before coming starting my Diploma of Nursing I'm going to be studying for a Certifcate III in Aged Care Work which will hopefully get me back in to the swing of study (I'm 35 for its been a while) and help me with a little more background knowledge.
I've got a couple of questions which I'd be really grateful if you can help by answering....
1.) After completing my Certificate III Aged Care Work course and while studying for my Diploma of Nursing I'd like to work part time in the field I so look forward to working in, that being aged care. Do you think its feasible to find a jpart time job in an elderly care home or community care role while I study?
2.) Is the Certificate III Aged Care work enough to help me gain a part time position in a care home/community care role?
3.) Do you know of many male AIN/Aged Care workers - I''d be really interested in your thoughts on the role of men in this field?
Hope to hear from you and thanks for your help.