Over 65 people have completed the nationally-recognised and full-subsidised course, including Sioux Burke, who shares her story below...
“Upon starting this course I wasn’t in a very good place. I had been unemployed for approximately 11 months, was struggling financially and combined with the stress of just trying to survive, my general wellbeing suffered greatly.
Coming from the construction industry as a gyprocker for the past eight years, I was uncertain that I could make such a dramatic change to my profession. As I progressed through the course I started to smile again. I realised that I was very capable of achieving something positive and would have the learned skills to implement all my knowledge.
The time came for our work placement; this is when I knew I had made the right decision.
My placement at Bedford gave me an insight to my possible new career path. I loved it - I learnt so much about various disabilities and met some truly beautiful people.
My experience was rewarding as I have grown as a person and feel my work is so much more meaningful. I have been lucky enough to gain casual employment from my other job placement at Total Support Services.
I attribute the trainer Patricia Murphy to my continued enjoyment in this role. Patricia was so relatable and was happy to sit and walk you through anything you were unsure of. Thanks Tricia, you made a difference."
Places are still available in our July course - learn more here.
Jodi-Ann completed her Cert III last year - read her story here.
14 Jun 2017