Two industries likely to experience a significant increase in worker demand over the coming years are aged care and disability support, says Albury Wodonga Community College.
They believe an ageing population and the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme means Australia’s healthcare and social assistance workforces will require thousands of new employees.
In 2018, the Community College will be offering nationally accredited courses in the fields of health care and social assistance.
“Easy access to trainers is one of our core principles” says VET department co-ordinator Di Benson. “One of the biggest comments we get from graduating students is their thanks for trainer’s support.”
Along with more traditional classrooms and computer labs, the college has two immersive classroom spaces to help students become workforce-ready. A hospital style ward is decked out with equipment seen in modern healthcare environments and the childcare classroom features a play space and children’s book library.
“Straight out of the blocks, employers demand experience” says VET course co-ordinator Kylie Streltschenko. “Work placement is built into the course curriculum here at the community college. So before students even graduate, they gain vital experience working in the industry.”
Prospective students can drop by to chat about study pathways, call 02 6043 8200 or visit www.awcc.edu.au