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At IMPACT we provide a blended approach to training by combining theory, hands-on practical activities plus a three-week vocational placement at a community disability service. Our focus is to provide quality training so that you can enter the workplace with confidence and a nationally accredited qualification in disability.
A Certificate III is the first level of post-school qualification shown to have significant impact on a person's employment and earnings. It is also the level of qualification usually required to get a job within the disability sector.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the chances of gaining employment after the course?
Community services is a job growth area and with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to be implemented in the Bundaberg district in 2017, it is likely that organisations will be seeking suitably qualified staff for disability support worker roles.
Are vocational placement hours the same as training group hours?
Vocational placement is 5 days a week, but shift times can vary. We will talk about any specific available shift hours when it gets closer, so that we can arrange the most suitable placement for you.
If I get a job during the course, can I still finish the course part-time?
Yes, we are flexible under those circumstances, but we would require you to take responsibility for the work that you miss. Our trainers will assist where they can. Within reason we can also extend your time to complete the course if needed.
Do we need computer skills to do this course?
You do not require computer skills to commence the course; however, we will spend one day a week in the computer room where you will be required to complete some internet research and some assignment work on the computer. This is necessary as a support worker as you may be expected to complete reports and timesheets online. You should not be worried about this competency, as we will assist you to gain the required skills. That is what we are here for.
Will there be much take-home work to do?
We understand that you are adult learners with families and commitments. It is always our aim that work is completed in the classroom. There may be some occasions where you will need to complete some work at home; however, if you come to class each day, this will be minimal, maybe unnecessary. For people who are unable to attend class each day, you will be required to complete some work outside of class hours. We will assist where we can.
Meet Wayne, your Disability trainer