Noosa Individual Support Graduation
STEPS Noosa Students have recently their Cert III in Individual Supports offering graduating student the opportunity.
Students completing Cert III in Individual Support at our Noosa campus today walk away with a fresh set of skills that will help them make a difference in their new career in the aged care and disability sector.
Graduate Cody Watson, a former civil construction worker, came into the course with a clear objective.
“I wanted to come into a field where there was going to be plenty of work, and I’ve always liked helping people. I wanted to break into the aged care and disability sector, and I thought if I do my studies and complete the course, that would give me the tools I need and the knowledge I need to make a good start.”
Cody didn’t let the lack of prior experience in the field stop him from making an impression with his employers during his course placement. He received employment opportunities through both his placements at St. Vincent’s aged care facility and with Sapphire Disability Services. And even before graduating from his course, Cody got offered a position to work in Individual Support with STEPS.
Cody said he enjoyed his overall learning journey with STEPS.
“I chose to study with STEPS because of their reputation, and the quality of the course, and where STEPS can take me as an organization.
“The course was great, and I’ve recommended friends of mine to come and do the course as well. I can’t fault it. The trainers were great. The whole course was delivered smoothly,” he said.
Baljinder Ajimal, known amongst his trainers and classmates as Happy for his positive and upbeat attitude, said he is loving his new job in aged care.
Baljinder was working as an IT specialist in India before coming to Australia. His career changed drastically in a new country, where Baljinder worked in many different industries, from kitchen to handy work.
Three years ago Baljinder got offered a job as a kitchen hand in an aged care facility.
It was through a serendipitous chat with some nurses in the aged care sector that sparked his interest in support work. Following the conversation, Baljinder found out that Steps was offering CERT III in Individual Support in Ageing and Disability (CHC33015) and seized his chance to embark on a new career that he was passionate about.
“The best thing about STEPS is we can join the classrooms, and they have wonderful teachers.”
He said it was a feature that made STEPS stand out, claiming there were “not many classes like that these days after Covid.”
Baljinder acknowledges that he worked hard for years in different jobs before finding his footing in the disability sector and encourages other migrants to embrace the opportunities that STEPS offers.
“If you’re from a different background and you think you can’t do it or you can’t make it, you always can. I come from IT and kitchen work, and this is a big change, but I am loving it.”
Contact our team and see how we can help you start your care in Individual Support today – email@example.com