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Staff training opportunities

Staff training opportunities

At 121 Care, we strive to ensure our staff have the opportunity to access free training allowing them to upskill and to provide the highest level of care for our clients.

This is in keeping with our policy of staff receiving training at a minimum once every three years to ensure their knowledge is current and fulfills the guidelines of our mandatory funding requirements. It is also in keeping with 121 Care staying an employer of choice on the Sunshine Coast by providing training opportunities as part of our professional development strategy.

In developing our training program for 2017, we will be offering a series of classroom and online training with many courses offered at no cost to support staff who will also be paid to attend (First Aid and CPR are exceptions to this).

While not all carers are required to complete all the training on offer – some is dependent on client specific needs – the more courses you complete, the more skills you will have as a support worker increasing the number of potential clients you can care for.

Courses being offered in March will be classroom-based and cover manual handing, assisting with medications and bowel therapy training.  There will be several sessions available on each of these topics to choose from.

Full details of the training courses on offer can be found in the email Frank Deans sent earlier in February. If you would like this sent to you again, please contact Frank on fdeans@121care.org.au

Interested in further increasing your qualifications?

Higher Level Skills (HLS) funding is now available to new and existing staff allowing them to receive nationally recognised qualifications at a fraction of the cost you would normally pay.

Under the HLS funding, staff who currently hold a Certificate III in Community Services are eligible to up-skill to a Certificate IV or Diploma in Community Services.

For staff who do not hold a Certificate III (in any industry), this is your opportunity to enrol in the new Certificate III Individual Support-Disability. Upon completion of this, you will then be eligible to enrol in the Certificate IV Disability or a Diploma of Community Services.

Under the HLS funding, the student contribution fee is just $5.00 per unit towards a qualification, plus the enrolment fee. The enrolment fees are as follows:

  • Certificate III Individual Support-Disability – $65.00
  • Certificate IV Disability  -$70.00
  • Certificate IV Ageing Support -$90.00
  • Diploma of Community Service -$80.00

If you are interested in this opportunity to increase your qualifications, please contact Frank on fdeans@121care.org.au or call 5443 9777.

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