News June 5, 2023

Laura’s Traineeship News

Hessel Group Training Organisation (GTO) and Field Officer, Bernie Crafter is proud (and sad) to say goodbye to another trainee, Laura.

Laura commenced her study journey nearly 2 years ago where she completed her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30120, then enrolled directly into her Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50120 with Enhance Training RTO 40387 which allowed her to progress into a Team Leader role as an Educator.

Laura completed her on-the- job training with Hessel Children’s Centre in Port Adelaide where she was able to apply her newly learned skills directly into the workplace learning from her colleagues and sharing her knowledge with them too. At Hessel Children’s Centre, Laura was mentored by Centre Director, Hana Simes who ensured Laura was supported and able to gain experience in all areas of the centre. Hana was always impressed by Laura’s qualities as a leader which included excellent communication skills with children, families, staff and management along with an eagerness to learn and demonstrates the core values of Hessel.

Since obtaining her nationally recognised qualifications, Laura continues with her team leader role at Hessel Children’s Centre applying the theory she has learned in her studies in her everyday practice. Having achieved all of this through her traineeships within 2 years is an incredible accomplishment and is a testament to Laura’s determination, dedication and outstanding work ethic.

“It has been a privilege to mentor and support Laura through her traineeship, and we feel so lucky to have Laura leading our Baby Room team. Starting child care can be so overwhelming for families, but Laura’s strong connection with the babies and the families really puts their minds at ease and ensures the transition is a supportive one.”

“We are so proud of Laura. She is an absolute credit to Hessel, and also an example of the power of traineeship and how they can benefit everyone involved. Laura has now made the career change to an industry she is passionate about. Hessel Children’s Centre has an amazing, nurturing and skilled qualified staff members, and our families receives the highest quality care!” — Hana Simes, Centre Director at Hessel Children Centre.



Laura thrived with the challenge a traineeship brings with studying while working and kept her focus on the outcome to now be a Diploma Qualified Educator. She worked on site at Hessel Children’s Centre 4 days per week and studied 1 day a week and for now while her study is finished, will keep these hours while her adorable daughter transitions into kindy.

Hessel GTO is excited to have been involved in introducing another skilled, qualified and dedicated worker to the industry. We thank Isobel Huisman from MAS National (Apprenticeship Network Provider), Hessel Children’s Centre and Enhance Training for collaborating toward a successful outcome for all.

Best wishes for your future studies, professional endeavours and congratulations for completing your Certificates and Traineeship Laura!

Take on a trainee in your business today and grow your skilled workforce for the future.

Hessel Children's Centre
91-93 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Opening Hours
Monday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed