Studying towards a career
Last year, Abby studied a CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) through Minda’s SA Learning Centre (RTO code 4881) in our VET in Schools pathway and spent time in both the Retirement Lifestyle Services and MyPath Lifestyle Precinct during her 120 hours of placement.
“Everyone is different, they are great to work with and are quite often up for a chat,” Abby says.
“In the Independent Living program, we help clients develop every-day skills like doing the washing and hanging it out, as well as making their own coffee and tea and then doing the dishes.
“The goal is to promote the skills to live more independently.”
Glenunga High student Hardeep also completed his placement hours working with RLS clients as part of his Certificate III studies last year under the guidance of Support Leader Jen Warncken.
The smiles on the faces of the clients who interacted with Hardeep were testament to his passion for the role and he has his sights set on pursuing a career in the sector in the years ahead.
“I enjoy talking to the clients as we work on our activities like arts and craft, but I also like to be involved in things like the lunch preparations,” Hardeep says.
VETiS programs are undertaken by school students as part of the senior secondary certificate. Credit gained from a nationally recognised VET qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework count towards students’ SACE credits.
Anyone interested in further information about VETiS for 2021 can get in touch with SALC.
Phone: 8209 2800