Royal Freemasons' excellent training and development programs continue to strengthen the skills and knowledge of our staff, volunteers and contractors as well as providing them with opportunities to transfer their experience into accredited formal qualifications.
Throughout your employment with Royal Freemasons, you will have access to excellent learning and development programs and activities. This commences as part of the on-boarding process and continues regularly throughout your employment.
We provide staff with mandatory training modules for completion on an annual basis that are specific to Royal Freemasons and the aged care sector. Our goal is to up-skill aged care workers in an effort to increase the overall skill levels across the industry.
To accommodate this ambitious goal and to ensure our employees are trained and skilled to our high expectations, we provide options for learning and development including:
- Online learning modules
- Face-to-face education
- Formal qualifications through tertiary institutions
- Seminars and conferences
Welcoming staff to the Royal Freemasons way
At Royal Freemasons we know how important it is to provide information and support to all new employees, volunteers and contractors as they are inducted into our organisation. We offer both corporate and site-based induction programs. We conduct regular on-site sessions with new employees with the assistance of specialist champions, site based educators and members of the Support Services team. Additionally, we have developed strong working relationships with expert external training providers that offer financial support for training and further development.
At Royal Freemasons we appreciate that people have different learning preferences and learning styles, so to accommodate this, we have a wide range of options. We encourage our staff to become self directed learners through learning packages with CNE points, an audio visual library, intranet databases and e-learning modules through our Online Learning Portal.
Safety & Wellbeing
We believe that maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment lies in the commitment to workplace safety and support. For this reason we provide comprehensive annual mandatory training for staff. Our OH&S initiatives such as the 'No Lift Program' and our 'No Violence & Aggression Program' have been taken up by other providers and have received recognition and awards such as the HESTA Better Health & Safety Award. But most of all, we want to ensure our staff, volunteers and contractors have a safe and healthy environment in which to work.
Research & Development
Always looking for ways to improve in order to better achieve our mission, Royal Freemasons support on-going learning and development with key research organisations and hold well established collaborations with the National Ageing Research Institute, La Trobe University and the Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care.