About our Training
We offer both accredited and non-accredited training programs and training is held weekly in different nursing facilities in the region. Day One of our courses are a FREE TRIAL DAY in a live working residential care facility and students will know from the start, the reality of working in Aged, Disability, Home and Community Care and Health Services. They then have the option of not continuing without committing to any payment. (Conditions apply).
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Our training programs are a blended delivery of practical or clinical work place based training and assessment, face to face classroom based teaching, simulation and assessment and self paced directed study. The programs consist of distinct practical and theoretical sessions each week, creating a sound combination of ‘learn, apply and consolidate’.
Practical and Theory
The practical training forms the basis for all courses and we place a heavy emphasis on learning and practising workplace based competencies in the workplace. Our programs are unique in this respect, given students are immediately exposed to the realities, demands and skills required to work in a direct care role. You will be involved in practical clinical training each week on all our programs and depending on which program you study, we have a specific number of practical hours and assessment which you must complete.
Our theory lessons provide the underpinning knowledge required to fully understand the essential skills you will need to demonstrate. Theory is delivered weekly in a face to face classroom environment either at ANTS main training room or onsite at the residential training facilities. There is an expectation on all our programs that an average number of homework hours need to be completed each day and some units of study are completed self paced via distance education, using learning materials we provide you.
We keep our class sizes small so learning is effective and students receive the personal tuition they require. Training is light hearted and lots of fun, but we maintain a high professional standard and have been committed to that since 1990.
ANTS also arranges WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS for students, which is an added mechanism to help consolidate the learning and also in many cases, a stepping stone toward direct employment.
Students who choose to initially enrol in our non-accredited AIN program, receive a very high degree of personal practical tuition one-on-one in the wards and are competent in all the skills expected of them as an AIN. Nursing facilities are always in need of staff and our AIN students have a very high success rate when it comes to employment. This may mean however, that you will need to go on to complete accredited training.
Once you decide to study with us there are a number of industry and course requirements and these will be explained when you book your FREE TRIAL DAY with our office staff.
You will receive a Student Handbook, an Enrolment Form to fill out, information about all associated fees and information about Recognition of Prior Learning. You will also be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and an Employability Skills Survey. Both of these allow us to determine your skill levels in some key areas and help us identify if there are any areas of concern or potential barriers to learning.
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• The ability to read, write and speak English
• Aged 16 years or older for workshops and carer training and Aged 18 for all nationally accredited training
• Obtain a National Criminal Police records check
• Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) CLICK HERE TO CREATE
Also be conscious most residential care facilities will require staff to be healthy and physically capable of conducting the associated tasks and you may also be required to pay for a general medical check and certain inoculations.
HELP ON WHEELS (our agency) may be able to employ some students after they complete training with us.
Further details will be provided by ANTS by contacting our training office.