Meet Linda

After migrating from China in 2004, Linda found it difficult to find stable employment.   In the hopes of securing work as a Teacher’s Aide, Linda is now completing a CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support with BRACE.   For her placement, Linda has been developing her practical skills in the SkillsPlus classroom, helping our SEE (Skills for Education & Employment) students strengthen their English Language, literacy and numeracy skills.   Linda says supporting students from culturally diverse backgrounds is a good use of her own cultural background.   “I want to support ESL people as it is a good use of my experience coming from China,” said Linda.   Linda’s long-term goals involve upskilling with further qualifications to enable her to become a SEE teach ...

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Study session a win-win for BRACE and SkillsPlus students

Last month BRACE’s Certificate IV Education Support students and SkillsPlus’ SEE Program students united in the classroom for the ultimate study session.   The Certificate IV in Education Support provides a qualification to work in a range of education settings as a teacher’s aid.   The session gave students the opportunity to develop their practical skills while helping our SEE (Skills for Education & Employment) students strengthen their English Language, literacy and numeracy skills.   The SEE program provides accredited English language training, as well as basic and advanced literacy and numeracy training for eligible job seekers to help them in further study or in employment.   The SEE program caters for groups including youth, people with di ...

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Upskill or kick-start your career with BRACE

A Certificate IV in Mental Health or Disability is a great way to build on your current skills or start down a new career path.   For VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) teacher Susanne, having the additional qualification of a Certificate IV in Mental Health has paid off in the classroom.   “We live and work in a world where many people you meet are experiencing mental health issues,” said Susanne.   “As a VCAL teacher, I’m with students who, for a range of reasons, are taking a different approach to their secondary school certificate. The extra knowledge and skills have given me a better understanding of what may be happening for my students, and how best to help them learn and succeed.   “Some days as well as being a teacher I can also be a counsellor or ...

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Job Placements — BRACE: a Local Success Story

At BRACE, we love supporting our students to achieve their goals, and working with them on their journeys to meaningful employment. We especially love getting our students out into the community, which is why gaining life experience is the key focus of our excursions.   There have been high interest levels in our programs this year, its very pleasing to note that many have attended a wide range of activities on offer. So far this year, students in our 22302VIC Certificate I in Work Education have participated in a range of excursions and activities, taking them out of their comfort zone and improving their confidence, self-esteem and independence. Here are some great examples of how our students gained that little extra “edge”, as they seek longer term and stable employment:   Cr ...

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Practical fun in the Manual Handling Room

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support students had a (bone) cracking time recently in our manual handling room.   Our amazing students learnt how to provide personal, physical and emotional support to people who require assistance with daily living.   Guess what? If you like the sound of having fun while qualifying for a rewarding career working in the Aged Care & Home and Community Care Sector, our next CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support starts soon!   Give us a buzz on 9781 3388 and let us help you help others (while having fun of course).   RTO Code: 3621

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