As part of a NSW Government initiative, More Jobs More Care (MJMC), LEAD RTO are pleased to be partnering with Apprenticeship Careers Australia to provide the training component of this exciting new program.
This program is set to help increase access to community care for those living with a disability, by creating a ready-made workforce for local support employers.
We are looking for caring and community minded people to participate in our FREE 4-week pre-employment training!
The 4-week training course will provide multiple opportunities across the Hunter to learn all about being a disability support worker by studying part of an accredited course and gain hands-on experience with a work placement!
- Invaluable hands-on experience as a disability support worker
- Mentoring support during the training and ongoing professional development upon commencing work
- Minimum of four accredited modules, including a First Aid Certificate, which count towards a Certificate III in Individual Support qualification
- Possibility to continue and complete a Certificate III in Individual Support whilst working on the job, allowing you to make a living
- Free participation in the program
- National Police, Working with Children and NDIS Checks – we will cover the cost!
- Many participants will end up with a job once training has been completed
- 2,500 places available across metro and regional NSW
- Satisfaction knowing you have enriched the lives of those living with a disability
- Potential to secure long-term employment, in one of the country’s largest growing sectors
If you’re successful, you may be walking into a new career path where you can make a positive change to someone’s life everyday.
Total number of units = 5 towards the Certificate III in Individual Support qualification.
- CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCCCS015 – Provide Individualised support
- HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
- HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
You will graduate with the skills and qualification to confidently work in a large number of roles, such as:
- Aged Care Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Home Care Assistant
- Support Worker
What is a pre-employment program?
A pre-employment program is a shortened course. You will get real-life experience in what it is like working as a support worker in the disability sector. Plus complete a minimum of five accredited modules which count towards a Certificate III in Individual Support if you decide to continue after the 4-week pre-employment program.
How does it work?
The pre-employment program is a combination of learning in a classroom style environment and eighteen hours hands-on work experience. The work experience will see you join an experienced support worker for their shifts so you get a better understanding of what tasks a support worker carries out.
This will prepare you for a highly rewarding career in the disability sector!
What types of services can I expect to perform?
The NDIS providers which are part of this program mainly offer services to their clients to support them in living their best life, whether this is keeping them active in their local community or offering a helping hand in completing daily chores!
Duties you may be required to complete as part of your traineeship include:
- Providing companionship and support during daily activities
- Assisting with personal care routines
- Providing physical assistance
- Developing relationships with NDIS Participants
What experience do I need?
No prior experience is required. We are looking for people who have either recently finished high school or have found themselves without permanent employment due to Covid-19.
Our ideal candidates:
- Australian or New Zealand Citizen, or Permanent Resident
- Willing to commit to completing the five accredited modules as part of the More Jobs More Care pre-employment course
- Have a driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicle preferred
- Willing to undertake a Police Check
- Good working command of both verbal and written English
Where will the pre-employment courses be held?
These opportunities are available only in NSW. LEAD RTO will be delivering this program in the Hunter Valley region.
When would I start?
If you’re successful, courses are scheduled from 18 October 2021 to July 2022.