18 June, 2024

Second round of free course

After a very successful launch of a free aged and disability care course in Woodford, Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre (DBNC) is wanting to offer a second round of its unique Orbital Training Program to Woodford and surrounds residents.

Current students taking part in the 16-week program.
Current students taking part in the 16-week program.

The program, which is funded through state government grants, offers residents 25 or older a chance to get a Certificate III Individual Support Age/ Disability at no cost.

DBCN provides free training courses two days per week, during 16 weeks, 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 and find placements and employment.

While this was the first time DBNC brought the course out towards the Woodford area, the program has been a hit, overfilling the class and attracting students from Kilcoy, Maleny, Mt Archer and Caboolture, just to name a few.

Noticing the need and lack of opportunities for such courses locally, DBCN is wanting to run another 16-week course from August, but need to see enough interest from people to make it happen.

Kilcoy resident Emera joined the program currently running, after looking for a career change from hospitality and said “it’s really good”.

“They are great, very supportive,” she said.

“I get emails and phone calls all the time from tutors to check I’m on track, so there is a lot of follow up.”

Woodford resident Tori said she has loved the course and is very happy to have it next to home.

“They’ve already found placement for us and are on top of everything,” she said.
“I would 100 per cent recommend this to any locals.” Call Jodie on 0458 019 722, Annette 0498 133 189 or Helan 0438 206 245 to register your interest for an August course.


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