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TAFE SA Delivering Aged Care Training in Remote South Australia

Mar 27, 2015

ATSI GraduatesEmployees from the Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura Aged Care Residential and Respite facility located on the APY Lands are the latest graduates in a series of training provided by TAFE SA lecturers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders located in remote regions.  
The TAFE SA training of Certificate III in Aged Care was held on location at Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura, a home for older men and women located in the Pukatja community on the (APY) Lands. The home is a 16-bed facility that also provides a base for the delivery of Home and Community Care (HACC) services in the Pukatja community.

TAFE SA Lecturer, Sue Light who has been delivery training in the APY lands for over 8 years says she feels very privileged to have been given the opportunity to train at Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura. “Teaching here at the facility, on site, with the support of all staff and clients, makes the training real and very interactive.” 

“It is a truly wonderful experience to be able to come to their workplaces and be part of so many teams, learning so much from them and imparting the knowledge and experience I have in Aged Care,” Ms Light said.  

Since 2011, 73 parchments have been issued (ranging from Certificate II to Diploma level qualifications) and over two hundred statements of attainment for short courses.
TAFE SA is the only South Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO), and one of only 3 national providers of commonwealth funded aged care training specifically to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander groups.

To find out more about training delivered in remote South Australia please have a look through our list of TAFE SA courses

Image: Recent graduates from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged care program Pricilla Roesch, Susan Light (Lecturer), Micheal Komene, Darcelle Jennings, Jane Barnes, Victor McNamara, Margaret James, David Busuttil (Health Services Manager Nganampa Health)