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Meet The Trainer!

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream"

– C.S. Lewis.


Meet our exceptional Aged Care and Disability trainer, Trudi Van Vuuren. Trudi started with Atwea in 2021 and trains the Certificate III in Aged Care, Certificate III in Disability and Assist Clients with Medication courses, as well as assisting with traineeships.

Trudi is passionate about providing training that supports the transformation of lives by providing quality education and learning experiences. She embraces diversity and fosters a classroom inclusive of all cultures and languages to support each student's ability to grow and thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

Trudi has had an extensive career where she has worked as learning support in secondary schools for culturally diverse students, and from 2013 to 2017, she was employed as a personal care worker. In 2015, she enrolled at the University of Newcastle to complete a Bachelor of Nursing. At the university, she also worked in sessional tutoring at the Wollotuke Institute, assisting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with their nursing studies. As a Registered Nurse, she works in Aged Care, Disability, Palliative Care and Regional Immunisations. Trudi has also done volunteer and community work in assisting new immigrants and culturally and linguistically diverse people to settle in.

Her experience in working with Atwea is a positive one where she receives excellent support and loves the team approach. The values of integrity, innovation and inclusion drew her to teach at Atwea. In 2021, Trudi won the Alan Melling Memorial Award for her work with our students. English is her second language, and she strives to make her classroom inclusive for all.

Trudi delivers engaging classes in a well-organised learning environment. She maintains the highest level of professionalism whilst building rapport and ensuring her students' needs are at the centre of her delivery.


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