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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Hepatitis Victoria asks BRACE students, are you HEPReady?

Thank you to Steven Taylor from Hepatitus Victoria, who recently facilitated ‘The HEPReady AOD Workforce Workshop’ to BRACE’s CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs students.   The entertaining yet educative workshop included:   • A Hepatitis A overview   • Information regarding Hepatitis B and hepatitis C transmission routes, risk factors testing, immunisations and treatment   • Myths surrounding HBV and HCV transmission   Our students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, appreciating that the training was facilitated by a person with lived experience of hepatitis C. Hepatitis Victoria has been commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services to provide free HEPReady® training to AOD services in Victoria. For further information contact Steven T ...

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Human Aspects of Policing — VCAL Talk

This May, Frankston Police’s very own Constable Peter and Police Officer Neil dropped by SkillsPlus’ VCAL classrooms, for a presentation! No other reason, we promise… 🤣   Constable Peter and Police Officer Neil answered our students’ questions, with many of our students wanting to know how they themselves can become a police officer.   The Police partners cemented the importance of having a good character and reputation when applying for a role with Victoria Police. They then gave suggestions on how students can prepare for a role with Victoria Police, like: gain work experience, work on communication skills, maintain a good fitness level and of course, remember that police check! 🚨   SkillsPlus would like to thank Constable Peter and Police Officer Neil for prot ...

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