I have always been interested in Business and studied it in high school. I was offered a Certificate III Business traineeship with CONNECT and jumped at the chance. The opportunity to continue my studies through ACE after my initial Traineeship was the perfect outcome for me to continue furthering my career. I would say that having a wealth of knowledge can only help your future prospects and may help you decide exactly where you want to go in life. Currently I have been promoted to a higher-level position in my job and plan to stay for a long time, as I love what I do.
I have known of ACE for years, probably decades and always had an interest in the care industry. Future employment opportunities in this field seem solid. I found that the information in the course is essential to be an effective carer. The face to face teaching was great and I gained as much, if not more, from the practical information given by our teacher and class discussion.
Karen, our teacher, has worked in the industry for years and gave us a real understanding – invaluable to have theory filled out with practical advice.
I was a Beauty Therapist, but I wanted something more, a change in my career direction. I walked passed ACE regularly until one day I decided to walk in and ask about aged care courses, from there it was full steam ahead.
You get a real sense of achievement in completing the course. I am starting in a residential facility soon, which will help boost my confidence and experience.
I started in a bakery as a teenager and progressed from there to many jobs, yet not being totally satisfied. Didn’t think until doing the course that my calling was to love on the Elderly and honour them in this stage of life, where they need respect and a listening ear the most.
I actually was asked if I wanted employment during my work placement, while doing the course, which was a real blessing. I’m recovering from heart surgery and once I’m back on board I can give the same love and care that I experienced in ICU where I actually picked up a few extra skills. Observation is a great key.
I was walking by one day and came in to see what courses you were holding. I had relocated from Sydney after being a full time artist there. My course has helped me branch out to a different world then just designing for clients. I’m now teaching my new clients how to paint and sell their own works, and by doing my Certificate III in Disability I’m able to support in many more ways than just art. If you are thinking of studying – just do it – you can end up in the job of your dreams.
My background has always been people oriented starting with hairdressing and beauty therapy, a Diploma in Counselling and Life Coach. This is a new career direction and one in which I have found my niche. I have been working in an aged care facility for 15 months after successfully completing the Certificate III.
I am currently studying Certificate IV in Ageing Support with ACE. This certification will enable me to progress further in my field, become a team leader, and add fresh skills to my portfolio.
I remember overhearing someone talk about courses available at ACE in passing and it instantly caught my attention. I was at a complete loss of what to do career wise and restless with my day to day living, I was searching for something more, and I absolutely found that something more.
Do it, do it for yourself, you will not regret it. With my course now complete I’m applying for a job that I truly care about at the workplace of my dreams.
CERTIFICATE IV IN TRAINING & ASSESSMENT
This all started with seeing a flyer in a shop window in Bangalow. I went along to a free workshop, talked with the team, then followed ACE Lismore on Facebook. Just when I became unemployed I saw a post for Certificate III in Aged Care.
This meant I would be going back to study after a break of 25 years, I questioned whether I could do it. I really shouldn’t have worried. Since my Certificate III I’ve added my qualification in training & assessment to the mix. This gave me a different perspective and advanced skills in understanding the many different ways in which people learn, live and communicate. I use these every-day in my support role.
The extra support I received from the ACE team, the course flexibility and their no quibble approach is exactly what I was looking for.
Through-out high school I always knew that my career path would be in early childhood education, I really love working with children, every-day is so different, things are never, ever the same.
My getting started story is simple; I was browsing subjects relating to Early Childhood and clicked on the ACE website. From there I was offered a Scholarship and here I am today with my Certificate III completed. To anyone out there I would say go to ACE and get out of your comfort zone. This is a place you will want to be.
I’m looking forward to a big and bright future. The next step is a Diploma in Early Childhood and then on to University.
I’m new to the local area, busy getting to know the community and finding my way around. I saw the ACE College in town, picked up a course guide from the stand out the front and decided to go in and get started.
I have a Degree in Computer Science and was looking to broaden my skill set to increase my employability outlook here in Lismore. To anyone thinking of signing up for a course I encourage you to try. I check all the new course guides as they come out to see what is new and happening next. The accessibility of the College and the friendly, caring, professional trainers made all the difference for me.