Abbey Quinn

Certificate III Individual Support

RTO: Australian Employment and Training Solutions

Employer: May Shaw

School: Rosny College

Abby undertook a short work placement at May Shaw Swansea while in grade 9. She loved the experience and, in her words, “couldn’t keep away from the nursing home” so she started volunteering, doing everything from kitchen duties to taking residents out to lunch, and painting residents’ finger nails. After volunteering for 18 months Abbey was offered a school-based apprenticeship at the centre. The opportunity meant Abbey could achieve her Tasmanian Certificate of Education and a qualification in her intended career.