Young Baradine local, Tiffany Harvey, has always been passionate about helping people and bringing sunshine into the lives of the elderly. Unfortunately, living in a remote location made it extremely difficult for her to get the qualifications she needed to advance her career.
That was until TAFE NSW introduced her to a Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care) course that she could study online with TAFE Digital. This meant Ms Harvey could study much closer to home, reduce her travel and accommodation costs among a myriad of other benefits.
“Thanks to TAFE NSW, I was able to travel a short distance to the Coonabrabran Connected Learning Centre and connect easily by video conference with my teachers and other students at TAFE NSW Dubbo,” she said.
“Karlie Harris (TAFE NSW Aged Care and Nursing Teacher) provided me with the support and access to the space I needed to be able to study without interruption or distractions.
“With the skills, knowledge and qualification I now have, I will be able to provide complex care to the elderly. It has also helped me develop on a personal level and gain a deeper understanding of the industry.
“I have made the move to Dubbo, and plan on working in aged care and continuing my studies in a Diploma of Nursing at TAFE NSW.”
Miss Harris said Tiffany was an outstanding student who participated well in class, and was supportive of her fellow classmates.
“We have put Tiffany in contact with some of the best aged care providers in the Dubbo area and I have no doubt she will be working in the industry very soon while continuing her studies in nursing,” Miss Harris said.
Miss Harris said this was just one example of TAFE NSW offering world-class training and education opportunites for students no matter their location, allowing them to study in their own time, at their own pace and in their preferred space.
For more information on the huge range of TAFE Digital courses, including aged care and nursing, visit www.tafensw.edu.auor phone 131 601.