Claudia knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career caring for others.
"I've always wanted to do nursing, it is an area that is catered to me. I've got quite a soft nature so I feel that this industry I will really flourish in and I just generally enjoy it," Claudia said.
TAFE Queensland nursing teacher Carmel Charles said Claudia has a promising future.
"Claudia is a perfect student for this environment, she is committed to her studies and has a plan and long term goal. Claudia is a very thoughtful and enthusiastic student,” Carmel said.
The health sector is growing in Australia with four out of five nursing graduates gaining employment within three months of completing their studies.
Claudia is already putting her TAFE Queensland training into action.
"I'm currently an assistant nurse at TriCare Aged Care and also at Churches of Christ Aged Care. I love my work, I love going there, doing my job and making people happy. That's their home and it's good to be able to go there and be their support," Claudia said.
TAFE Queensland’s Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) provides students with a wide range of hands-on skills including how to care for people with complex needs and administer and monitor medications.
Claudia said TAFE Queensland provides students with great learning opportunities.
"The new facilities are a good stepping stone, students are going to be able to put their learning into practice and be able to think proactively,” Claudia said.
"I find TAFE Queensland to be a good organisation. They provide a lot of support and learning opportunities. Not only do you go to class three days a week, they also offer tutoring in the mornings and afternoons,” she said.
"I have gained so much support from not only my teachers but teachers that don't even know me, they are always happy to provide help," she said.
TAFE Queensland's highly-experienced industry professionals guide you every step of the way to ensure your transition into the health sector is a success. From lab simulations to patient examinations, see where TAFE can take you. Apply now call 1300 308 233 or visit www.tafeqld.edu.au