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Caring for older people

“This is so important for me because I have a passion for people.”

Dominic cares about people. He previously worked in customer care before returning to study at Laverton Community Education Centre.

“I am very interested in helping older people become independent.”

Dominic wants a career change and, given his background, aged care would be an ideal fit for him. His course at Laverton Community Education Centre includes practical sessions which have given him some real insight into what aged care roles involve.

“I can see how I can implement what I am learning into that field.”

There are some important skills and attributes that aged care workers need. Most important is a caring attitude but it’s also important be able to communicate well, to have a positive outlook and lots and lots of patience. Dominic already ticks a lot of these boxes and with support from Laverton Community Education Centre,  he will fulfil his dream of a new career.

“One day we will be old and we need to know what we need to do to help people grow old gracefully.”