CNG’s qualifications complement students’ academic studies with hands-on training. Conventional learning content – slides, quizzes and training aids – is available via their learning management system. However, the primary focus is on face-to-face training, with hands-on practicals that appeal to young people’s diverse learning styles, providing them with real-world experiences to develop industry skills. Due to the broader push to embed VET in Australia’s high schools, many already have the simulated hospital and laboratory environments needed to streamline the delivery of this practical training.
CNG employs a team of health experts, age care workers, nurses, and other industry professionals. Their role is to deliver training directly to students and to upskill school staff to deliver it on CNG’s behalf. One challenge that Australia faces, much like in the UK, is finding suitable industry recruits. CNG has navigated this issue by providing trainer 'cadetships'. This involves mentoring industry professionals throughout their training. While promoting a supportive and nurturing culture may seem straightforward, it has proven an effective way of managing training provision in this fast-growing sector.