Support SA Buy Local – F&B recipient of the week – Rhianna Bartsch

I completed my Cert III Food Processing at TAFESA Regency in 2014 with the plans of making cheese for use where I was working at the time.

With increased confidence I decided I would study to become a nurse as that had always been my dream. I studied 3 years full time while working part time in Aged care to gain some experience in healthcare and graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Nursing. Now working as a registered nurse in theatre and on a renal unit providing hemodialysis to patients. I have just completed post graduate studies in nephrology nursing and have been involved with covid frontline testing for SA pathology.

Although I didn’t continue with my food pathway I am forever grateful to the Food and Beverage Development Fund for allowing me the opportunity to gain my Certificate III Food Processing as this helped support my pathway into university allowing me to follow my dream which is where I am today.

I am very thankful and blessed.