QVCare has been an active RTO in the past (since 2002) offering on-the-job traineeships to develop highly competent Extended Care Assistants. More recently QVCare has continued to host 12 Trainee Extended Care staff per year.
Many staff at QVCare have progressed from being Trainee ECA’s through to Registered Nursing and beyond. A current Senior member of the Registered Nursing Team commenced with the organisation as a Trainee ECA.
QVCare will continue to use the on-the-job CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support Traineeship program to ‘Grow Our Own’ Extended Care Assistants.
We host and support medical, nursing and pharmacy students from the University of Tasmania for their placement experiences within the aged care sector. The students are welcomed into our facility as they bring a fresh perspective, valuable insights about current practice and opportunities to apply new ideas.
As part of The Queen Vic Way, we are committed to being a learning organisation and growing our own skilled staff. We train and accredit staff in mandatory skills using a contemporary and flexible e-learning approach; we support and encourage staff to complete the Wicking Centre’s Understanding Dementia course; and invest in business and human resources education for administrative staff.