Tony Sheng was working in a desk job before deciding to study at TAFE to make a career change to healthcare.
Today, Tony is an Allied Health Assistant with Monash Healthcare.
With a couple of degrees under his belt, Tony knew another four-year university course wasn't for him so he looked at alternative study options to fast-track him to employment.
'I always wanted to be a physiotherapist but the time and financial commitment wasn't appealing so I looked into other options where I could do similar work,' Tony says.
Tony enrolled in a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance at the Chisholm Institute to begin his career in health and community care.
He says the best parts of studying at Chisholm was the work placement and the hands-on learning environment.
'Chisholm has a great set up where they train you to use all the equipment on-site including rehab beds, gait aids and hoists – all the stuff you need to use when you're actually doing the job,' Tony says.
'A lot of the teachers were Allied Health professionals and assistants who actually worked in the industry, and it was great to hear their first-hand experiences.'
After finishing his course, Tony landed his role working with Monash Health.
He says the most rewarding part of his work is seeing the progress patients make throughout their rehab journey.
'I work with stroke and Parkinson's patients. We do rehab exercises to get them up and moving with the goal of getting them back to functioning in everyday life,' Tony says.
'I recently had a stroke patient visit the hospital after a few months of being back at home and the progress he made was incredible.'
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