Partnership at the cutting edge of aged care

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Concerned about the quality of aged care? There is no need to be with Nepean Industry Edge Training and Opal By The Bay working together to provide aged care of the highest standard.

Opal By The By in Mount Martha is raising the bar for personal care attendants by having students trained directly on site under supervision of their teacher Julie Brown.  This gives Opal the edge in selecting the best students to become part of its staff at the completion of their course.  

Students completing an aged care course at Nepean Industry Edge Training have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the aged care sector because their classroom is based in the Opal facility. Students learn the theory and skills in the classroom and then work with the residents as they undertake their practical placement at Opal. NIET chief executive Sharyn Bellingham says: “It is a great experience for the students as they learn in the classroom and gain a solid understanding of Opal’s culture for putting the needs of the residents first and treating them with care and respect at all times. Our students get the best of both worlds by learning in the classroom and gaining experience in a high-quality, reputable aged care facility.”

The partnership between Opal and NIET benefits both the students and the residents, who often sit in on classes and give students real life stories. For more information, contact NIET on 9770 1633 or Opal By The Bay on 5958 6600.


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