Pathway to future
increase the number and type of qualifications it provides as the college grows to skill workers in other sectors, such as hospitality and retail. Pathways can be developed between courses. Many qualifications provided are recognised nationally.
The courses are at its Marleston training facility but can be run externally across the state to meet the needs of students.
College regional manager Philippa Metschukat says it offers an education opportunity for people who have experienced barriers in the past to accessing or staying in training and employment. This may include people with a disability, from disadvantaged backgrounds or who did not complete their schooling.
‘‘This includes a program for job seekers in aged care and retail and a juvenile justice and exoffenders program in Adelaide’s northern suburbs, and language, literacy and numeracy and training and assessment in Ceduna,’’ she says.
‘‘Red Cross will be able to offer education and training pathways to their existing clients in programs aimed at vulnerable people, helping them develop skills and gain employment.’’
She says the college aims to match students with Red Cross volunteer opportunities and programs to help give them practical experience and further personal development. Courses also can be customised to individual student needs and tailored or developed to a business’s activities.
Funds raised through fees for courses at the college are used to support the body’s humanitarian services.
For more information about courses, other education opportunities, training dates and registration requirements for the college, call 8293 9240.
Red Cross trainer Glyn Richards-Pugh (right) with Clinton Jury at the Red Cross College training facility.