All employees want to feel valued. Even better, to feel you’re valued enough to be invested in.
VMCH Allied Health Administration Coordinator Kristy Post is one of four VMCH staff members undertaking her Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management at RMIT University. The studies – fully-funded by the Victorian Government – are part of the Higher Apprenticeships Industry pilot program, delivered by RMIT University and the Future Social Service Institute (FSSI).
Unlike traditional apprenticeships, higher apprenticeships are aimed at more experienced workers, giving them the opportunity to learn on the job and develop their leadership skills at the same time.
“I felt honoured, grateful, excited and nervous to be selected for one of the positions,” said Kristy.
“I am very passionate about the industry in which I work and finding the best outcomes for clients. My values align strongly with VMCH so it was important to me to gain an opportunity to one day further my career within the organisation.”
David Williamson, VMCH General Manager of Community Aged Care and Disability Services, said VMCH was excited to be one of six leading industry organisations taking part in the program.
“We are committed to developing our current and future leaders and this industry-specific advanced diploma is the ideal program in which to do so.”
Kristy will complete her studies in August 2021 and urged her VMCH colleagues to approach their managers if they were interested in the program.
“We are only two months in and I have learnt a lot about myself, my management style and how I communicate; which is great benefit for me personally and for our team.”