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.