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Stand out from the crowd – upskill for the future

Published On: 2 July 2021Categories: News

Carers have a challenging role to balance. The struggle of managing your caring responsibilities while trying to make the most out of life can be arduous at times.

However, it’s important to remember that a challenge can always become an opportunity.

In today’s world, you can transform your approach and make change happen in your life. There is more flexibility and individual choice that can take you where you want to go.

A caring role brings a unique set of skills that can help you stand out from the crowd, and a good way of honing these skills is going back to the classroom.

Through its Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Carers Queensland offers accredited training.

A place for you to grow, build the skills you need for the jobs in demand and to step into the workforce of tomorrow. The pandemic reshaped the way we work and study is also an option to get practical work skills in a short period of time.

Gain a qualification in 16 weeks

At Carers Queensland we currently have three courses available. These are designed to provide you with the best learning experience, give you the tools to improve your expertise and lead you into the path of success.

We are here to make sure you have the support you need as a student and as a carer.

You can find what to pursue next from the following:

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing)

If you are passionate about supporting people with a disability and the aged to reach their potential and live an independent life, this course is for you.

The Certificate III in Individual Support is made up of 18 units of competency, including seven core units and 11 elective units. The elective units include five ageing units, five disability units and one shared unit.

All training is delivered face-to-face in our classroom at our Lutwyche office in Brisbane, two days per week,16 weeks full-time, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

You are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. Carers Queensland will assist to secure opportunities if you do not have industry connections.

Certificate III in Community Services

This course is suitable for carers looking to work in the community and ageing support sectors. Learn how to respond to client needs, communicate effectively in the sector, work with diverse people, provide individualised support and more.

The course is delivered online via our eLearning platform and Zoom, two days per week,16 weeks full-time, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

All tuition fees are paid through our Your Caring Way program, which is funded by the Department of Social Services.

Certificate IV in Community Services

If you believe in designing and delivering person-centred services, providing support and advocacy and assisting in interventions for client groups and communities, this is the course for you.

This course is made up of 15 units of competency, including seven core unit and eight elective units. It’s also delivered online via our eLearning platform and Zoom, two days per week,16 weeks full-time, from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

You are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. Carers Queensland will assist to secure opportunities if you do not have industry connections.

Self-paced study options are available for all three courses, and are subject to specific conditions and agreements.

How much does it cost?

If you live in Queensland, you may be eligible for funding for the Certificate III in Individual Support and the Certificate IV in Community Services through various programs:

  • The Certificate III Guarantee program is funded by the Queensland Government and will include a small contribution fee to be paid by the client.
  • Alternatively, through our Your Caring Way program, which is funded by the Department of Social Services (Federal Government)

These options can be discussed during your enrolment process.

For more information, visit carersqld.com.au/training, contact us directly at training@carersqld.com.au or phone 0429 998 126 to discuss your eligibility today.