“Leading up to and on my first day I was extremely nervous. I had no idea what to expect and as I am an introverted person to begin with, I was not too thrilled with the idea of meeting so many new people all at once.
My trainer made us all feel welcome, like we belonged in the group. He took the time to get to know us individually, gave us a chance to talk about ourselves, learnt how each of us use different ways to learn, some by listening, some by reading notes on the board, some by watching video clips. I enjoyed his ways of teaching as it enhanced my learning. He would listen to our ideas and opinions and add them to class discussions, he always asked if we understood and would take the time to go over it again if we didn’t. He always made us feel valued.
With the help from my trainer and my classmates, I feel confident I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
I now know so much about Aged Care and Disability, I know I will do well out in the field. I am proud of my achievements and grateful for the new friends I have made along the way.
I have learnt many skills during my time here, but the one that stands out the most are my people skills. I am now able to demonstrate interpersonal skills, participate in a team and take lead if I need to.
I can be a valued member of society, helping those less fortunate providing the services that are needed.”