What is the program

Learn skills that will lead you into a traineeship and set you on a career pathway with a variety of rewarding jobs available.

There are many employment opportunities and entry-level positions such as social assist and care support workers. These roles assist people with everyday activities such as running errands, shopping, exercising, help around the home. People in the care industry find fulfilling work that improves their clients life.

The Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light Adelaide Plains, in collaboration with TAFE SA and supported by the Department of Innovation and Skills, are very excited to be able to able to introduce the Skills to Employment Program.

Skills to Employment provides successful applicants with key accredited training and transferable life skills for employment in the care or person-focused sector. It is a training program that has been designed with local employers who have ongoing employment and traineeship opportunities.

What will I learn?

This program will provide you with the following accredited learning modules:

CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health and community services*CHCDIV001 – Work with Diverse People*
HLTWHS006 – Manage personal stressors in the work environment*HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care*
HLTAID003 – Provide First AidHLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures*
HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life supportCHCLEG001 – Work Effectively and Legally*
HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationCHCCCS002 – Assist with movement

*These modules contribute to the certificate 3 in Induvial support.

In addition to the accredited modules, you will participate in the bellow sessions, which provide key industry knowledge, essential transferable skills, pathway options and an insight into the current open job opportunities.

Communicating ConfidentlyGetting Fit For Work (resumes, job seeking, interviews)
Being Confident in the workplaceWorkplace Ready (What you need to know)
Working In TeamsCareer Pathways and Future Opportunities
Finding Balance (Work,Life,Play)Working As An Independent Contractor

All sessions have been designed to make this a hands on integrative learning program that combines knowledge with real life experience and accommodates for all participants.

When does it run?

The Skills to Employment programs is a 11 week intensive program commencing 4th April 2022. (Applications Close 30th March 2022)
Training will be Monday – Thursday and participation on all days is mandatory.
Graduation will be held Thursday 30th June, 2022.

Is there a cost?

No, if your application is successful the program will be fully subsidised, meaning there is no cost to participate.

Can I get a traineeship/employment?

Yes, this program prepares you for a certificate 3 in individual support traineeship. Throughout the program you will be provided with unique opportunities to meet with local employers and apply for traineeship and employment openings.
As a participant of the program you may utilize the services of our qualified career coach with you employment applications. *Traineeship and employment offers must be individually applied for with the recruiting employer.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

•be aged 16 years or over, and not enrolled in school;
• reside or work in South Australia;
• be an Australian or New Zealand citizen; or
• be a permanent Australian resident; or
• hold a State sponsored visa on a pathway to permanent residency; or
• hold a humanitarian temporary visa of a class specified by the Minister from time to time;

• have a current flu vaccine, or be willing to get it;
• be Covid 19 vaccinated including boosters, or be willing to get it;
• be able to return a clear DHS Police Check (the program will request the check)

Where is the program?

The program and training will be held in the Barossa region.

I still have questions.

For further information, please contact the program coordinator, Angie Kruger at angie@barossa.org.au or during office hours on 0499 713 116.

Why choose care and support?

Care and support work involves looking after the wellbeing of older people, people with disability and veterans. The main goal of care and support work is to empower the people you support to live as independently and fully as possible.

There are job and career opportunities across Australia for people who want rewarding work that also works for them.

For further information on the Care and Support industry visit: https://www.careandsupportjobs.gov.au/why-choose-care-and-support

What next?

If you are ready, continue on and submit the application form.

You will be contacted by one of our Regional Development Australia BGLAP Team within 3 days to discuss your application.


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