Back to the classroom

27 Jun 2016 7:22 AMDPT DPT
Back to the classroom

Tips to surviving - This week your fellow students


It may have been a while - 5,10 or even 15 years since you last sat  in a classroom.

  • You will spend a lot of time together with your fellow students.
  • You will get to know each other very well.
  • You may even swap phone numbers and keep in touch.
  • You may work together after the course finishes.

At times it may get tense, between students, but there will always be a lot of laughs to balance. 

What are the different types of students?

  • The ones that are always quick to answer
  • The chatterers
  • The dozers
  • The quiet ones
  • The ones that ask the ‘interesting’ questions
  • The ones that are always late to class and then don’t listen (grrrr says this trainer quietly to herself  lol-Ed)   

The point here is not to name and shame. The world is made up of many different types and in your aged care workplace, you will work closely for 7.5 hours (per shift) with many different types of people too.

Think of your time in the classroom as a trial run to your future career. Handling different personalities in the workplace is a big part of your job.
Always talk with your trainer after class if you have any problems with your fellow students. They are there to support you.


Courses in July- tell a friend!
Dual Qualification Aged and Home Care (Cert 3 Individual Support)

Starts 11th July Maroochydore , South Brisbane and Burleigh Waters

 Email to secure your place.. See our facebook page too! Search dprainingau

Jen Fitzgerald is former DPT trainer who was kidnapped by a horde of Ninja Penguins and dragged to Tasmania to work as an Aged Care trainer and Assessor. Fortunately, she loves Penguins and has seen Happy Feet 3 times.