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In or­der to meet the de­mand for ser­vices cre­ated by the roll­out of the Na­tional Dis­abil­ity In­sur­ance Scheme (NDIS), Goul­burn Ovens In­sti­tute of TAFE will now be able to of­fer a Cer­tifi­cate IV in Leisure and Health in Be­nalla.

The course is be­ing delivered af­ter the in­sti­tute suc­cess­fully ap­plied and re­ceived fund­ing from the state govern­ment’s Re­gional Spe­cial­ist Train­ing Fund.

The pro­gram has been specif­i­cally de­signed to pro­vide stu­dents with heav­ily sub­sidised train­ing, sig­nifi- cant work place­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and the po­ten­tial for em­ploy­ment dur­ing and af­ter the pro­gram.

The im­ple­men­ta­tion of this course is the re­sult of lo­cal em­ploy­ers ex­press­ing con­cerns re­gard­ing the work readi­ness of cur­rent graduates en­ter­ing the dis­abil­ity work­force.

The de­liv­ery of this course will en­sure that graduates will be ap­pro­pri­ately qual­i­fied and can as­sist their fu­ture em­ploy­ers to meet in­dus­try stan­dards.

Robyn Claughton, who teaches Health and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices at the Be­nalla cam­pus of GOTAFE said the course would help stu­dents sup­port peo­ple on the NDIS to have mean­ing­ful leisure and health ac­tiv­i­ties.

‘‘The course will al­low graduates to helps pa­tients with their cog­ni­tion and their phys­i­cal abil­i­ties, which can let them stay in­de­pen­dent for longer,’’ Ms Claughton said.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.gotafe.vic.edu.au/ cam­pus-life/cam­puses/ be­nalla

Ex­cited: Cer­tifi­cate IV in Leisure and Health stu­dents from Be­nalla GOTAFE along­side GOTAFE staff Re­becca Guy, Robyn Claughton and Richard Mal­lows.

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