Lyndoch Living partners with local education providers to boost industry skills and experience

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Lyndoch Living has partnered with industry education providers to address aged care shortages in the Warrnambool and south-west Victoria region.

The partnerships endeavour to overcome sector wide staff shortages by increasing the availability of experienced aged care nurses and supporting upcoming talent through work experience programs.

Lyndoch Living Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ted Rayment, said these partnerships, with a range of education providers, are very important as it provides an opportunity to support the development of graduates to ensure they are skilled and stay within the health and aged care sector.

“The south-west region is continuously growing and therefore requires a robust aged and health care sector which is capable of meeting the community’s needs,” Mr Rayment said.

“As we continue our focus on working to strengthen our workforce and provide high-quality care, we will continue to build our partnerships with those who support our community.”

“Lyndoch Living’s priority is to provide high-quality care to our residents while ensuring our team remain supported. These partnerships will ensure that we have the capabilities to deliver this while we continue to drive occupancy levels and support the communities we service.”

Lyndoch Living has partnered with:

  • Deakin University – to bolster nursing placements and medical students through the experiential learning experience
  • South West TAFE – to support the Certificate III in Individual Support to increase student work placements
  • Aged & Community Care Providers Association and the Australian College of Nursing – to support the Aged Care Transition to Practice program (ACTTP)
  • South West Local Learning & Employment Network – to support the Certificate III in Allied Health (VET) in schools program

Throughout the partnerships, nursing students will be guided through their first year of clinical practice with mentorship, professional development, and specialist clinical training at Lyndoch Living. Students will have access to a skilled aged care nurse mentor, a wide range of course material, online discussion forums, self-paced modules specific to aged care and real-life case scenarios.

“We hope through the program the student nurses feel empowered to become the clinical and professional leaders we need for our ageing population and choose to stay with Lyndoch Living,” Mr Rayment said.


“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”

Family of Living@Home clients


“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”

Family Member of Living@Home client


“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”

Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)


“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”

Family Members of Living@Home clients


“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”

Michelle (Living@Home client)


“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband.  This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”

Christine (Living@Home client)


“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”

Maurice  (Living@Home client)


“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands.  I could not ask for anyone better”

Joan (Living@Home client)


“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”

Stuart (Swinton East)


“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”

John (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”

Margaret (Lake Lodge)


“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”

Lynette (Swinton East)