W115109 - Gardening Assistant

Gardening Assistant
San Carlo Homes

San Carlo is a ‘not- for -profit’ organization governed by a Board of Directors. The facility is nestled in a beautiful land enriched by mature garden, Patios and Al fresco lunch areas.
The work at San Carlo meets the needs of our Aged Italian Community and does so with the support of the Missionary Sisters of St Anthony of Claret (Claretiane Sisters).
San Carlo Homes for the Aged began its development in the mid 1970s and the first stage of the complex was opened in 1979.
In 2010 the Scalabrinian Congregation transferred the ownership of the San Carlo Homes for the Aged to San Carlo Homes for the Aged Ltd (San Carlo).
San Carlo has 5 full time Italian speaking activity staff who undertake and plan lifestyle and social programs. We are able to offer a variety of social activities for residents both within the facility and on regular outings to Italian clubs, shopping centres and numerous parks and picnic areas around Melbourne.
The facility has 2 buses which enable our activity staff to transport both mobile residents and those in wheels-chairs. Birthdays and specific religious, cultural and social events and festivals are celebrated with family being encouraged to participate in the celebrations.
San Carlo provides physiotherapy and massage at no additional cost. Other allied health services including podiatry, speech therapy

Skills You Might Learn

Students undertaking this placement would typically acquire the following skills: - Working with a diverse range of people
- Being an effective volunteer
- Identify and responding to environmental risk
- Following safe work practices relating to simple maintenance intervention
- Assisting with repair and routine maintenance
- Complying with infection prevention and control

Work Related Skills, such as Workplace Health and Safety, teamwork, communication, time management, critical and creative thinking, are vital in this workplace.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Placement students may assist with a range of activities to support people at San Carlo. Students will attend clients under direct supervision and instruction of the Maintenance Officers. Activities are likely to include;
- Equipment inspection and simple maintenance repair
- Cleaning, repair furniture
- gardens attendance
- Outdoor furniture and equipment maintenance and repair
- Replacement of equipment
- Use eMR electronic maintenance register
NB. Student may operate some machinery under supervision.

Student Requirements

Students should have an interest in horticulture, agriculture and grounds and a willingness to learn.

Dress Requirements

Students should wear enclosed shoes, work gear or casual outdoor clothing will be suitable.

Special Transport Requirements

Public transport is accessible


  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture
  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC30116 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W115109
Industry Area: AGRICULTURE
Location: South Morang - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: To be negotiated. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is preferred.
Added By: Hume Whittlesea Local Learning & Employment Network


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