Student story – Kidiste Alene
Having arrived in Australia only nine months ago, Kidiste Alene has already graduated from the aged care cert III – and been employed as a Personal Care Assistant!
Kidiste is a recent graduate of Selmar Aged Care Education Institute’s Jewish Care stream. This stream is a partnership between Jewish Care and Selmar Aged Care Education Institute, which delivers the Certificate III in Aged Care and HACC (CHC30212 & CHC30312) tailored to meet the needs of the Jewish community. Students are guaranteed work placement in a Jewish Care facility.
“I chose this course because I am a nurse in my home country; I like to help people, to give comfort” explains Kidiste, “I also wanted the job opportunities presented with Jewish Care.”
Kidiste worked closely with Selmar’s Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Co-Ordinator, Mary. “Mary was so very helpful, going to her for advice was so useful. She helped with my grammar and spelling, and was always available for questions.”
Like many of Jenny’s students, Kidiste sings praise for her trainer. “Jenny was so patient. I struggled for the first one or two weeks, and she would call me whenever she had a gap in her schedule to make time together. She is a great teacher, so helpful and so funny!”
With plans to enrol in the Certificate IV in Aged Care (CHC40108) as soon as possible, Kidiste’s long term aim is to complete an Australian nursing qualification.
“I want to say thank you to Selmar”, says Kidiste, “To Mary, Jenny and Angela for giving me this opportunity. I would definitely recommend Selmar and Jewish Care, thank you.”
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