Caring 4 Community
Your choice of Aged Care / Home and Community Care or Disability Qualifications
At ETC we realise choosing a future career can be a daunting task.
That’s why we have created a new way of experiencing your future career while having the flexibility to specialise in a specific area that interests you.
We have created a program that has small class sizes and supported work experience to ensure you receive the best possible experience when training with us.
We call it our Caring 4 Community Program.
How does the program work?
We want to provide you with the best opportunity to understand the industry you wish to work in. The program consists of four stages that are outlined below.
This staged approach to your learning will provide you with ability to make informed decisions about with industry, Aged Care / HACC or Disability will best suit you.
Stage one will provide you with a taste of both specialties through guest speakers, industry professionals and classroom learnings. This will help you decide which stream is right for you.
On completion of the course you will receive one the below nationally accredited Certificates:
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care / HACC)
(CHC33015 / CHC30312)
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC30408
Stage 1 – Learning in the Classroom
In Stage 1 you will learn the fundamentals required for a career in Aged Care / Home and Community Care (HACC) and Disability.
Most importantly, you will hear from guest speakers and specialists in the industry that will provide you with a realistic view of a career in these industries.
Then it’s up to you to decide what type of client and work environment is right for you, choosing between a qualification in Aged Care/HACC or Disability.
Stage 2 – Supported on the job learning
Now it’s time to get your hands dirty!
During Stage 2 you have the opportunity to really get a feel for what a future job in the community services sector will be like.
You will spend one day per week for the first three weeks putting into practise what you’re learning and then two days per week for the remaining 5 weeks.
The best news is you will be supported the entire time you are learning in the workplace with your trainer available to assist, support and encourage you.
Stage 3 – Return to the Classroom
Before heading out to your work experience placements you will return to the classroom for 2 weeks to debrief about our time on the job and complete more classroom based exercises.
Stage 4 – Work Experience
In stage four you will head back out to the field and complete your individual work experience. Partnered with someone currently working in the industry, you will perform tasks that will be a required of you during a typical working day.
The work experience stage is a fantastic time to create contacts and display your abilities to potential employers and future work colleagues.
How do I apply for a position in the program?
To speak with one of our training specialists complete the apply now form located on this page or call 1800 007 400. Our training team will provide you with more information about the course as well as arrange a time to speak more in depth should you decided to register.
Aged Care Graduate
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. It’s changed my whole life. It’s so rewarding seeing the clients who are grateful to see me.”