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Lifestyle Support Workers Benefit from TAFE Queensland and Liberty Community Connect Partnership

TAFE Queensland establishes an exciting new partnership with Liberty Community Connect.

TAFE Queensland has established an exciting new partnership with Liberty Community Connect, which provides trainees with a hands-on traineeship experience while completing a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) - Disability Stream.

Allan Reeve, the Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Community Connect, expressed immense pride in being able to provide the Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015), with the support of TAFE Queensland as their training partner.

“We have been so impressed by the engagement and support from TAFE Queensland, the responsiveness of the team setting up schedules and arranging trainers to our team has been wonderful.”

“As an organisation we are funding the course and paying our students to attend training, this is unusual but is key to our success.”

“This also means we have high expectations that the training time delivers an effective learning experience for the students and TAFE Queensland has not disappointed.”

“Our trainees are loving the course and the learning experience has been brilliant thus far in terms of structure and delivery.”

Kate Mitchell, Health Teacher at TAFE Queensland, highlighted that trainees participate in weekly online tutorials lasting two hours via Zoom. Trainees complete all the course units in the same way a regular TAFE Queensland student would.

“Trainees have contact with TAFE teachers when they come to the Southport campus to engage in activities, discussions and assessment for practical tasks in a clinical setting in the nursing labs.”

Currently four trainees are benefiting from this new partnership and are all employed by Liberty Community Connect as Lifestyle Support Workers.

“As employees, the trainees provide domestic assistance, transport and social support which assists their clients to engage in community activities.”

The partnership with Liberty Community Connect has been successful thus far and is set to continue in 2024 following this year's program's achievements.