Aged Care Embraces Diversity Graduation
6 November, 2019
We had the privilege of celebrating our Aged Care Embraces Diversity (ACED) participants at their graduation on November 6th. All 12 graduates from cultural and linguistic-diverse backgrounds were presented their certificates by Mayor Albert van Zetten and treated those in attendance to a beautiful display of song and dance.
Aged Care Embraces Diversity (ACED) is a government-funded job-ready skills program tailored for humanitarian entrants, refugees and other migrants. The ACED program aims to reduce barriers and disadvantages to migrants through accredited training, work placements, assistance to secure employment and post-employment support. The 16-week course provided participants with knowledge in work health and safety, interacting effectively with others at work, first aid and preparing for job interviews.
The graduates undertook practical work experience in ‘buddy shifts’, with all 12 participants completing placements at MCT’s northern residential facilities: Fred French and Peace Haven. Participants gained valuable experience in catering, laundry, and cleaning during their 30 hours of placement.
Congratulations to all graduates and thank you to everyone who made this program so successful.