Training for Tongans to work in Australia's health care industry | Pacific Beat

Training for Tongans to work in Australia's health care industry

Training for Tongans to work in Australia's health care industry

Updated 25 July 2014, 9:25 AEST

A group of students in Tonga is taking part in a pilot program to supply skilled workers to Australia's aged care industry.

The 21 students have enrolled in Tonga's first aged care program at the 'Ahopanilolo Technical Institute, in partnership with the Australian-Pacific Technical College.

The chief executive of the Australian-Pacific Technical College, Denise O'Brien, says their skills will be recognised in Australia, which has a shortage of aged care workers.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Denise O'Brien, chief executive, Australian-Pacific Technical College

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