The Direct Care Assistant: Madeline's Story

Madeline Ziegler always had an interest in a career in the healthcare industry. Wanting to gain a head start on her career, Madeline completed three nationally recognised qualifications before she had finished Year 12 including a Certificate II in Retail, a Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate III in Disability.

Madeline is presently employed as a Direct Care Assistant at the Waikerie Hospital in the residential care department, a position she obtained after showing outstanding skills in her 150 hours clinical placement with the hospital.

Madeline has won numerous awards for her vocational studies including the KMC Community Service Training VET Student of the Year, Waikerie High School VET Student of the Year and Rotary Riverland and Mallee VET Student of the Year. Madeline is now in her first year of university, studying a Bachelor of Nursing (Pre Registration).