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Southern Cross Care partners with Findon Technical College to give students a head start

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In a partnership with the brand new Findon Technical College, Southern Cross Care will be offering a new pathway for students into a career in health and social support.

The technical college will support students in years 10 to 12 to complete the SA Certificate of Education (SACE) while undertaking vocational education and training (VET) in specialist state-of-the-art facilities.

Students will learn alongside Southern Cross Care staff and will graduate job-ready, with all the skills and qualifications they need to start their career in aged care.

Southern Cross Care Executive - People and Culture, Michael Rasheed, said the first-of-its-kind partnership would offer students a unique opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Individual Support or Allied Health Assistance, at the same time as completing their SACE.

“This partnership offers students an immersive learning opportunity, with extensive work experience and placements at our sites, and mentoring from our compassionate staff” he said.

“As SA’s largest not-for-profit in the aged care and community services sector, Southern Cross Care is excited to partner with the South Australian Department for Education in helping to give students a head start in their careers, and build the aged care workforce of tomorrow.”

Southern Cross Care has committed to employing up to 15 personal care students and up to five allied health students each year once they complete the program.

Michael explained, “The hands-on experience from the program will give the students the skills they need to be the difference in the lives of our residents and clients whilst embarking on a fulfilling and rewarding career.”

Applications are still open for years 10 and 11 in 2024. Visit the Technical Colleges website to learn more, apply and kickstart your career.