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Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care provides stepping stone to other courses

Kelly McEleney was keen to study and follow her passion but wanted to start with a manageable course that would fit around her existing commitments and lifestyle.

Kelly has five children and wanted to go back to studying for her own self-development. She chose the Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care as a stepping stone to other courses.

The course enabled Kelly to study during school hours and still find time to support her family and take her children to after school activities.

Kelly has now finished the Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing and wants to continue her studies with South Regional TAFE in 2022, in either pathology or a Certificate IV in Ageing and Disability.

Kelly said she was pleased the introductory course fitted in with school drop off and pick up, which made it easier for her to attend classes.

“Doing the Certificate II before I completed the Certificate III really helped as I found the Certificate II wasn’t too overwhelming and the hours were more family friendly,” Kelly said.

“I was excited to learn something new and do something for myself but it was great that I could still do what I needed to support my family.

“I would recommend the Certificate II in Aged Care course as it is family friendly and gave me the skills I needed to continue studying.

“The lecturers are very supportive and I appreciated the incredible knowledge and skills they provided in the classrooms.”

To find out about studying at TAFE Kelly dropped into the Bunbury campus and spoke to the Course Information team.

It’s not too late to apply for TAFE in 2022.  The Certificate II in Introduction to Aged Care is offered has half-price fees for those who meet the eligibility criteria (students aged 15 to 24 or those on a concession).

See other Individual Support courses on our website:https://www.southregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/search?keys=Individual+support

Photo: Kelly is pictured (right) volunteering at the Seniors Activity Day.