Upskill and prepare your employees for the NDIS
The Future Social Service Institute is offering organisations working in the social service sector the opportunity to upskill their employees through a nationally accredited Cert IV scholarship.
- 100% free tuition
- Monthly on campus workshops
- On-the-job training and assessment by RMIT staff
- Mentoring support for your organisation and employees
- Additional specialist content provided by Women with Disabilities Victoria and Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations as well as Experts by Experience.
Who is eligible to apply?
Applications are open to any Victorian-based not-for-profit social service organisation.
Preference will be given to VCOSS members.
Expressions of Interest close: 31 January 2018
Applicants notified: February 2018
Program begins: April 2018
Program completed: March 2019
About the Cert IV
The Cert IV in Disability allows graduates to forge a career in this challenging and rewarding field. The program focuses on the skills required to provide services to people who have a disability (sensory, multiple, intellectual or acquired).
Monthly campus-based workshops allow participants to connect with professionals from different organisations and consolidate their on-the-job learning.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate empowerment of people with disabilities|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with complex needs|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise health body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCMHS001||Work with people with mental health issues|
|CHCCCS025^||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCDIS004^||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies|
Benefits for your workplace
These sector scholarships will build on your employees’ existing skills and knowledge through job-specific training and education.
Developing your employees’ skills and knowledge can help increase productivity, retain high-quality employees, improve client satisfaction and keep your organisation competitive as we move into the marketisation of social services.
The social service landscape is changing rapidly. With the NDIS rollout and impending aged care reforms, it is vital employees can work professionally and skilfully with clients.
By committing to training staff through this scholarship, your organisation can continue to ensure the development of staff who can create positive change and innovation and be an advocate for your organisation.
Help shape the future
Evaluation is a vital component of this scholarship program.
During and after the scholarship period we will be asking you and your employees about the experience.
We will seek robust feedback on all elements of the program, including course and program structure, teaching methods, workload and more.
This feedback will be invaluable as we work toward shaping a new future for the social service workforce.
Deputy Director, Sector Engagement and Capability Development
Future Social Service Institute
03 9235 1003