Workplace CNA Training

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Training and studying to attain qualifications can be time consuming. It can be hard to make time to study, especially when the practicality of earning a living gets in the way. If you are finding it difficult to start your CNA training due to work commitments why not consider applying for a CNA workplace training position.

What is Workplace CNA Training?

Private and Government funded healthcare providers sometimes offer entry level CNA positions to unqualified people on the condition that they undertake employer funded CNA training. Some times as a result the hourly rate may be heavily reduced to cover training costs. Other positions may require you to pay for your own training but allow you to work while you study.

What forms can workplace training take?
Paid workplace training can take many forms and can come with many benefits and conditions. In some cases you may have to work for the health care providers for a predetermined length of time after qualifying or may not be eligible for your full rate of pay until the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam has been passed. Here are two common types of CNA workplace training:

  • Traineeships – Traineeships are sometimes partially government funded positions that allow unqualified people to be employed at a reduced rate of pay in return for free CNA training.
  • CNA training as an employment contract condition – This allows you to be employed in some states in a CNA type position on the condition that you attend CNA training and complete the required assessments

What facilities offer workplace CNA training?
Aged care facilities are among the most common providers of paid, on-the-job training as they have the capacity to accommodate unqualified nursing aides until they are complete their CNA training.

How do I apply for workplace training?
Workplace training and employment positions are advertised on job websites and classified pages in newspapers like other employment opportunities. They often require the usual CV and application process but may also require you to meet application requirements specific to the education provider that will be facilitating your training and assessment. If your training is partially government funded you may also have to fill out additional forms.

What are the benefits of workplace CNA training?
CNA training whilst working has many benefits, here are a few to consider:
1.    You can earn while you learn
2.    You will have more opportunities to fill your work placement requirements.
3.    You are learning your CNA skills in the environment that you will be working in
4.    You can gradually take on more responsibilities as you meet different training requirements
5.    You will not have to look for employment after you qualify
6.    Your peers will be able to provide you with an additional knowledge base to fall back on during your course.

Where can I go for more information?
Education providers and Nursing forums can be great resources when searching for these job opportunities. Check your state government’s laws and guidelines relating to paid workplace training for the regulations in your area.

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