In The Media | 26 September 2016

New partnership creates pathway for people with disability into aged care workforce

Aged care organisation IRT Group and disability employment provider the Flagstaff Group are piloting a new training program to assist people with disabilities to move into a career in aged care.

IRT chief executive Nieves Murray said the 10-week training program provided education and work placements for seven Flagstaff employees with the aim of securing an entry-level role in aged care.

The participants will complete work placements in an IRT facility as part of their training with IRT College to receive a statement of attainment for four units of competency in a Certificate III in Individual Care.

“Securing a job with IRT or another local care provider to complete their on-the-job training is definitely a realistic outcome for program participants,” Ms Murray said.

Source: Community Care Review