“I saw how passionate my sister is about her job at Multicap and I wanted to be a part of that.”
This is a quote from graduate, Natasha who recently shared her story at the graduation ceremony in late June for the latest cohort completing a Certificate III in Individual Support.
Fifteen Brisbane-based students completed the course as part of the Queensland Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
State Member for Toohey, Peter Russo, presented the graduation certificates to the happy students.
Natasha said she enjoyed the group learning in this course and meeting new people.
“I feel more confident and capable since completing this course. I was grateful to be able to attend class slightly earlier and later, to do school pick up and drop off for my children.”
Multicap’s work-based training program through the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative has been incredibly successful over the past few years, with dozens of graduates securing employment with Multicap and other support providers soon after completing the qualification.
Natasha’s placement at the Multicap Ipswich Hub was successful as she has now been employed as a Disability Support Worker at that hub to start her new career.
Natasha is one of eight graduates that have now been employed by Multicap or Open Minds in the past month.
Other graduating students have spoken very highly of the course, sharing their thanks at the graduation:
Chhoy said: “My passion and desire in life is to help people, and this course has given me the skills and opportunity to pursue that calling. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to do this course and thank everyone who has been a part of my learning and development.”
Yan said: “The course has made a big difference in my life. I have a passion for looking after others, and this course has given me the skills and the opportunity to start a new career.”
For more information on how to enrol in a Certificate III in Individual Support, visit Multicap – Work Based Training