Margaret Roberts may be a “non-traditional student” but she hasn’t allowed that to hinder her studies in aged care. Ms Roberts of Brighton, Australia, is pursuing a level 3 certificate in ageing services and hopes to work in the sector upon graduation. According to reporter Jon Andrews, Ms. Roberts did not want to state her age for fear of future age related job discrimination. She finishes her classes at Holmesglen TAFE Moorabbin in June and will carry out a 6 month internship before seeking a regular position.

Check out this video with commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, as she discusses ageist assumptions in the workplace.