A group of dedicated TAFE Western Cleaning Operations students have exceeded all expectations and were presented their graduation certificates at a special ceremony on Wednesday (October 28) in Dubbo.
TAFE Western Manufacturing Section Teacher Neil Milton said the Westhaven workers had worked tirelessly for the duration of the four-month course.
“The Cleaning Operations Course was run at Westhaven and all 15 students have now completed their studies – with 13 achieving Certificate II in Cleaning Operations qualifications and another two achieving a Statement of Attainment in Cleaning Operations,” Mr Milton said.
“These are nationally accredited qualifications and this completion rate is way above the national average, which speaks volumes for not only the students’ hard work and dedication, but also the quality teaching methods provided by Helen Strik.”
Ms Strik paid tribute to the group who not only learnt the basics, but pushed themselves to improve their skills in areas such as maintaining carpeted areas, cleaning wet areas, cleaning furniture and general commercial cleaning processes.
“This course equips people with the ability to work in the commercial cleaning industry and I am extremely proud of the results achieved by this group,” Ms Strik said.
Manager Disability Enterprise at Westhaven Kris Gersbach added: “Truly amazing effort and evident of the dedication shown by our supported employees,” she said.
“A big thanks to Helen for being such a wonderful trainer who really took into account our learning styles and evolved her teaching methods to bring out the best in our workers.
“We were thrilled with the high success rate of completion of the course.”
For more information about the TAFE Western Cleaning Operations Course, phone 6393 2653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org