Virginia McDonald, Melleisa Waters, Kerry-Ann Emms, and Rowena Treadwell celebrate their graduation from TAFE.
Virginia McDonald, Melleisa Waters, Kerry-Ann Emms, and Rowena Treadwell celebrate their graduation from TAFE. TAFE QLD Charleville

Aged care graduation takes the cake

CHARLEVILLE has seen it's first cohort of aged care students graduate from the local TAFE campus.

Virginia McDonald, Melleisa Waters, Kerry-Ann Emms, and Rowena Treadwell have achieved a Certificate III in in Individual Support (Ageing), and were celebrated on campus at a small graduation earlier this month.

At the ceremony, TAFE teacher Sonja Street presented her students with their certificates and a cake to honour their landmark achievement.

"I am so very proud of the graduates' achievements over the last six months,” she said.

"Seeing our first cohort of students graduate since the course was introduced at the beginning of 2018 has been a highlight for me.”

All four aged care graduates are now employed at local facilities.

Working at Waroona, Virginia McDonald said she has high hopes in her new career.

"I want to make a difference to help the elderly live a more social and comfortable life.”

"I have become more aware of our aging population and what their life is like; I want to thank Sonja for sharing her knowledge, helping me complete the course, and giving me the confidence to do so.”

Melleisa Waters was looking for a fresh start when the opportunity to study aged care presented itself.

"The content of the modules were industry relevant and easy to understand thanks to the great support from Sonja,” she said.


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