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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Natasha Morgan is preparing to play her part in caring for the ageing population.

The 27-year-old is studying a Certificate Four in aged care nursing at the new Peel Health and Community Services training facility in Mandurah and at Murdoch University.

She said the combined course allowed her to broaden her skills

"I'm currently working in an aged care facility as a domestic worker, I'm hoping I will continue to work in the aged care industry but as a qualified carer," she said.

"I will continue to study and work towards getting my nursing degree over the next three years as my ultimate goal is to become a registered nurse."

Challenger’s new $6 million Peel Health and Community Services building, opened in May this year, caters to students in nursing, aged care, children’s services and education.

Facilities include a simulated hospital ward, sterilisation and patient transfer areas and a childcare area with a playground and nursery.

"It has been a huge benefit learning and training in the new facility as it contains all of the latest equipment for us to practice on and gain more knowledge," Ms Morgan said.

"It’s useful learning to use equipment the correct way before entering the workplace for practical training with different aged care facilities. I believe this makes us more valuable while doing on-the-job training."

Challenger Institute of Technology is among the dozens of training institutions at this years Skills West Expo.

The expo will run from August 21 to 23 at Perth Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Visit skillswestexpo.com.au​.

Article source: The West Australian (29 July 2015). Original article can be sighted here​​
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