Free course to fill needed positions
A FREE course has been made available to Banana Shire residents in an effort to cater to the rising demand for support care workers across the region.
The CQ Mulitcultural Association is co-ordinating a Certificate III in Individual Support course, which is fully funded by the Department of Education, Training and Small Business through its Skilling Queenslanders for Work Project.
The graduates from the course gain a personal carer’s qualification, which enables them to work in disability, aged care and home and community care services.
Melissa Kerr from the Callide Dawson Special Needs Group welcomed the course and the prospect of new workers to meet the growing demand for carers in the Banana Shire.
“There’s a high demand for support in disability, aged care and home care areas in the region,” Ms Kerr said.
“In the disability sector, there’s a higher than average portion of special needs people with respect to autism and things like that.
“It’s a valuable thing to do and we don’t often get these opportunities to access in our region, you’d normally have to go to Rockhampton or a bigger place like that.”
CQ Multicultural Association manager Dawn Hay said that, “once people move into these sectors there’s plenty of jobs out there.”
To enrol in the course, contact CQ Multicultural Association manager Dawn Hay on 0438 751 974.