Global Citizen Exchange Program (GCEP)

Sonia Lim 4 Jan 2022
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As part of our partnership with Key 2 Learning, RFBI is the first aged care provider to be involved in the Global Citizen Exchange Program (GCEP) – a special 12-month program that has been
developed specifically for overseas nurses. The program will allow nurses from overseas to live in Australia, experience our culture and way of life and learn about our health care system (specifically in aged care).

This paid work experience provides these nurses with the opportunity to make new friends, improve their English communication skills, gain valuable new skills and enhance their careers. Although not part of the program, with assistance from RFBI, nurses that wish to qualify for Australian nursing registration will have the opportunity to undertake Key 2 Learning Outcome Based Assessment (OBA), a preparation program to assist them with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration process.

Last November, we welcomed our first three program entrants, Ishaka, Raymol and Anu.

Ishaka is from Sri Lanka and it was her grandmother who influenced her to care for older people. She is looking forward to a different quality of life and meeting new people.

‘I feel very lucky to be part of this program,” she shared.

Raymol is from India and is eager to learn how to better care for and help older people like her parents.

Anu is also from India and says that working in the health care industry gives her great satisfaction, she is excited to expand her knowledge with RFBI.

RFBI will be welcoming 50 new staff through the program in the first six months with up to 100 more staff engaged in the following financial year.

To find out more about our partnership with Key 2 Learning, visit https://rfbi.com.au//news/partnership-with-key-2-learning/