STEPPING FORWARD TO INDEPENDENCE

Stepping Forward to Independence is for young people with a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.

Participants will complete 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education on Mondays and Wednesdays where the focus will be on:

  • identifying work goals and testing these in practical placements
  • exploring training and education pathways to jobs
  • developing employability skills
  • improving literacy and numeracy skills

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, participants focus on Life Skills and Health & Well-being Skills to support transition to a more independent, adult life. A range of weekly modules will be undertaken across the year including:

Thursdays will also be Community Participation day. Every independent young person should know what community resources and facilities are available to them. So every second or third  Thursday participants will have an opportunity to travel and explore new places around Melbourne and the Western suburbs.  This will include travel planning and training to build independence in traveling to and accessing services in our community.

Participants will be supported by qualified teachers and a dedicated disability worker with the skills and experience needed to effectively support young people transitioning to successful, independent adult life.

HOW WE WORK WITH THE NDIS

If you are an NDIS registered client we will work with you to include your funded supports (including, but not limited to, your personal support worker) into our program.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU CONTINUES AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Laverton Community Education Centre is committed to securing pathways to realistic further education, employment and community participation outcomes for all students in this program. At the end of your 12 months with us, you’ll know clearly where-to next in your journey to greater independence.

Date
Our next group commences in January 2020. Apply now for a place
Days
Mondays to Thursdays
Time

9.15-3.15

Course Length
1 year
Venue

Laverton Community Hub
95-105 Railway Ave
Laverton

Wood St Arts Space
44 Woods St
Laverton

Laverton Community Education Centre
12 Crown St
Laverto

Cost

Eligible students can access government funding for the Certificate I in Work Education program (Mondays and Wednesdays). For fees information see Certificate I in Work Education on our website: http://lcis.org.au/courses/courses/22302-vic-certificate-1-in-work-education/

Fees for the Life Skills/Health & Wellbeing and the Community Participation program will be itemised and available at information sessions to ensure a full and accurate cost is available before you make the decision to enrol.

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