Capacity Building for People with Disability
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:
- Digital Literacy & Cyber-Safety
- Preparing Yourself for Success in Work & Further Study
- Kitchen Operations for Life & Work
- Independence Building: Skills for Life as an Adult Learner
- Creative Work for Employment and Life Balance
- Building Independence through Community Access
- Introduction to Horticulture
- Get Ready for Work
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 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.More Info keyboard_arrow_right
INDEPENDENCE BUILDING: SKILLS FOR LIFE AS AN ADULT LEARNER
Balancing adulthood and study can be hard! Lucky this disability inclusive program is here to help you to learn how to budget, make the most of Centrelink and the NDIS and understand how to read bills and invoices. Build skills in time management for work and home life, travel training, and understanding the rental market.More Info keyboard_arrow_right
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
Consider yourself to have a green thumb or do you just want to learn some tips and tricks of gardening? This disability inclusive program will help you to learn how to identify plants, plant seeds, treat weeds and harvest produce in a supported environment! Then explore employment opportunities in the horticulture industry and pathways to these opportunities!More Info keyboard_arrow_right
PREPARING YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS IN WORK & FURTHER STUDY
Prepare yourself to the next step towards study or employment! This disability inclusive program will teach you how to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace or in further study, including how to manage stressful situations and overall sexual health. You will also learn how to identify and access support services to help you maintain your physical and mental health while still being engaged in work or study.More Info keyboard_arrow_right
DIGITAL LITERACY AND CYBER SAFETY
Using a computer can be a little tricky sometimes! This disability inclusive program will help you learn how to use a computer and the internet to their full potential! You will get to learn how to use Microsoft word, email accounts and MyGov, learn how to protect yourself from online scams, and how to access social media safely.More Info keyboard_arrow_right
BUILDING INDEPENDENCE THROUGH COMMUNITY ACCESS
Let’s go exploring! This disability inclusive program will help you to build an understanding of what social, health, cultural, educational and recreational services are available to you with just a touch of a Myki! Through planning, budgeting and then participating in supported travel training you will get to explore what your local community has to offer!More Info keyboard_arrow_right
CREATIVE WORK FOR EMPLOYMENT & WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Do you love art? Build your confidence and put you creative skills to work with this disability inclusive program! Learn how art can positively impact your personal well-being, support a positive lifestyle and can lead to further study or employment opportunities. Let’s put those skills to use with photography, painting, drawing and digital design opportunities!More Info keyboard_arrow_right
22302VIC – CERTIFICATE I IN WORK EDUCATION
This accredited course is designed for people with an intellectual disability or a permanent cognitive impairment.
This program assists learners prepare for employment providing them with the basic employability skills and knowledge required to obtain and maintain employment or to undertake further study.
This course will assist learners with:
- Basic work skills gained through a work placement (100+ hours) and vocational tasters.
- Gaining independence – learning life skills and getting career advice
- Engaging, small classes in a supportive environment that are a lot of fun, plus make new friends!
Applicants will be required to take a pre-training review, including literacy and numeracy assessment, to assess their suitability for the course.
This course can also be undertaken within Stepping Forward to Independence Program for young people with a mild cognitive impairment or intellectual disability. For details see Stepping Forward to Independence ProgramMore Info keyboard_arrow_right
GET READY FOR WORK
Ready to start finding a job? Not sure where to start? This disability inclusive program will support you to build a general and industry specific resume and cover letter, identify appropriate work attire and practice your interview skills! Understand how your strengths can benefit you in the workplace, how to build a positive mindset towards work and learn how to search for jobs using the internet.
KITCHEN OPERATIONS FOR LIFE & WORK
Do you want to be more independent by cooking for yourself, preparing your meals and budgeting for your food expenses? Then this disability inclusive program is the short course for you.
You will learn to prepare healthy meals on a budget. You will gain a basic overview of food hygiene techniques and learn about pathways within the hospitality
industry that may suit you.