5 April, 2024

Free aged and disability care course coming to Woodford

Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre (DBNC) is bringing their unique Orbital Training Program to Woodford, giving any resident interested in disability and aged care a chance to get their Certificate III Individual Support Age/Disability at no cost.

Graduating students celebrating at the end of the year.
Graduating students celebrating at the end of the year.

Funded through grants by the Queensland Government, DBCN is able to provide free training courses to residents wanting to make a career change, covering not only the study costs but also providing a wrap-around support system to help the registered students graduate.

This help can include connecting them with necessary services if they are going through hardships, assign mentors to each student to check on their physical and mental well-being, provide free counselling, budgeting and legal advice, and even help financially if and where possible.

DBCN Training and Employment Programs Manager, Beverley Thomas-Beatty, says the Oribital Programs are a holistic service, tackling the whole person, not just their studies.

“We genuinely want to help move people forward by fuelling the support they need”, she said.

“We identified a need in the Woodford, Kilcoy and surrounding area, as there are many people who may want different work but may not have the chance to get the qualifications due to not being able to make it to Deception Bay or Caboolture or Morayfield, so we are bringing the qualifications to them.”

The Cert III Individual Support Age/Disability training course will begin on April 29 at the Woodford Community Hall, running Monday and Tuesday for 16 weeks, from 9 to 2.30pm.

At the end of the course a 120 hour placement is also arranged, with the program connecting the students with potential employers.

The study and all services offered are free of cost to the students.

Must be 25 years or older due to funding requirements.

Contact DBCN on 07 3204 2022 and ask for Orbital to find out more.


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