Course for an exciting career starts in Beaudesert

Gail Stephens has loved re-entering the workforce following a career change. The 62-year-old is enjoying her exciting new role in the aged care industry, after completing a fee-free course offered by Carinity.

Soon after completing the course and gaining her Certificate III in Individual Support, Gail was employed at an aged care home in Boonah.

“The support I received through the course was incredibly consistent and I was encouraged all the way. I can honestly say it exceeded my expectations in more ways than one,” Gail said.

“Now I have a rewarding job in aged care, I am very happy. I am 62 and am getting over double the pay I got in my last job in the health care sector.”

A fee-free certificate course for aged care and disability support workers will be held at Carinity Illoura in Beaudesert
A fee-free certificate course for new aged care and disability support workers will commence at Carinity Illoura in Beaudesert on April 11.

The Certificate III course is designed for people over 18 such as recent school leavers and mature-age students like Gail, who previously worked at a health retreat and as an office assistant.

“It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster but a huge growing process. From not working for two years due to health reasons, to reviving through the course, to my vocational placement, then getting the job I wanted and the hours I want,” Gail said.

“I have got my confidence back and am enjoying being in a team connecting with fellow workers and residents in the nursing home. It’s fabulous.”

The next fee-free course for aspiring aged care and disability support workers will commence at Carinity Illoura in Beaudesert next week.

“If you have a passion for helping others, and are considering a rewarding career in aged care or disability support, this nationally recognised course is a fantastic gateway to an exciting profession,” said Diana Clift from Carinity Illoura.

Aspiring disability support workers can begin the path to their new career by completing a fee-free certificate course at Carinity Illoura in Beaudesert
Aspiring disability support workers can begin the path to their new career by completing a fee-free certificate course at Carinity Illoura in Beaudesert.

“This course is your opportunity to get qualified at no cost to you, thanks to funding by the Queensland Government through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

“Upon completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33021), graduates can work in the aged care and disability support industries in roles including personal carer, aged care worker, home care assistant and respite care worker.

“Students will also receive 120 hours of vocational placement, so they will exit the course with practical work experience.”

Delivered by registered training organisation Horizion2, the approximately 21-week part-time course will commence at Carinity Illoura in Duckett Street, Beaudesert on April 11.

To enrol or register your interest for the course phone 5541 1955 or visit the Carinity training website.


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