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19 August 2020
Stories of Achievement from the Women’s Employment into Action (WEIA) Program
Photo: Lu Dee proudly holding up her Certificate of Registration.

In February 2019, the AMRC’s WEIA program started and assisted participants to get their overseas skills and experience recognised, and to achieve a Certificate III in Individual Support. The AMRC worked with TAFE SA to develop the Fast Track program for these women. When the WEIA team first met Lu Dee in 2019, she had just arrived from Singapore and was unemployed. She had her overseas nursing career experience from Singapore, where she worked for 16 years as a nurse clinician in the medical and surgical department at Mount Alvernia Hospital in Singapore. She graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing degree from The University of Sydney. As part of the WEIA program, she undertook accredited training by the AMRC and TAFE SA training including Fast Track assessments. Her skills and confidence increased, along with her English levels. She passed her Occupational English Test and recently gained her Certificate of Registration from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. She is also on track to achieve a Certificate III in Individual Support. Now living in Sydney, she is on her way to working as a nurse in aged care or in a hospital.

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