Quality training provides students not only with the knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen field, but also the necessary practical skills as well.
In 2015, MCIE introduced many innovative training techniques into its curriculum, giving students access to the latest and most effective training available. One of the most exciting techniques that has received a considerable amount of attention and has seen some rapid developments is simulation training.
Simulation is a technique for practice and learning that can be applied to many different disciplines and trainees. It is a technique to replace and amplify real experiences with guided ones, often “immersive” in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion.
MCIE has found this to be an incredibly useful training technique to use in our child and aged care programs, where students can learn the appropriate way to handle and to interact with patients across a variety of different situations. The realistic scenarios and equipment allows for retraining and practice till one can master the procedure or skill, and an increasing number of health care institutions and medical schools are now turning to simulation-based learning as well.
Although simulation training has been around for some time, new technology is helping generate more realistic and immersive simulation environments than ever before. New computational software has opened up new possibilities allowing trainers to generate life like environments, complete with the sounds and obstacles one would face in the real life environments. Simulation training exercises are blurring the lines between training and the real thing, which in turn makes the transition from student to employee more seamless than ever before.
Hands on learning for Aged Care students
I would have definitely loved to have been able to take a course like this while I was in school, as I knew I wanted to work in the medical field, specifically with the elderly. And depending on what kind of higher level education you get, the schools may not offer enough time to train on whatever area you need to work on. And it is just as important to know how to work in a child care environment also. I am all for this kind of training. the more anyone can get before going out into the field, the better.
We are actually looking at child care courses in Melbourne for our daughter, who wants to start in that field. And then eventually become a teacher or pediatrician. And the simulation aspect of the Institute is very appealing, as she will be able to transition into the work field as she gets older.
As a former student of the MCIE, I studied in the child care pathway, and it helped prepare me to go out and get a great job, which I’m still with, and has piqued my interest in furthering my education. They are the best school to study at in Melbourne. The facilities are state-of-the-art, modern. Everything you would need is provided. The staff there is wonderful and very helpful. It’s a great place to train for child care, or even elder care. You learn more than enough to get a good start.