Southern Highlands UOW health care trainees graduate

April 30, 2024 11:19 am in by

Ten UOW College students will celebrate their final day of study in a new Health Care Traineeship Program at the University of Wollongong (UOW) Southern Highlands.

The students from the Southern Highlands and Goulburn are the first to complete the program. Commencing last year, in partnership with aged care providers Harbison Care and Warrigal, the
program is designed to address skill shortages in the local health care sector.

The traineeship is a one-year program, with students attending the UOW Southern Highlands campus one day a week studying CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support delivered by UOW College,
while being employed by Harbison Care or Warrigal for a minimum of 21 hours per week.

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The students are employed at Harbison Care’s centres in Moss Vale and Burradoo, and Warrigal facilities
in Goulburn and Bundanoon.

Manager of Vocational Education at UOW College, Ms Liz Thomas said that the traineeship program was a collaboration with local industry designed with their needs in mind, most particularly attracting and retaining skilled workers in aged care