STEPPING FORWARD TO INDEPENDENCE

Course Details

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  • Delivery Mode
  • Classroom based. Face-to-face
  • Date
  • Our next group commences on 29th January 2024. Hit the Enquire Now button above to contact us for further information.
  • Days
  • Monday to Thursday
  • Time
  • 9.15-3.15

  • Course Length
  • 1 year
  • Venue
  • Wood St Arts Space
    44 Woods St
    Laverton

    Laverton Community Hub
    95-105 Railway Ave
    Laverton

  • Cost
  • Free

Our 2024 program is full. Inquire below about places in the 2025 program.

Stepping Forward to Independence is for young people with a permanent cognitive impairment or intellectual disability.

Participants will complete 22567VIC Certificate I in Transition Education on Mondays and Wednesdays where participants will:

  • Identify personal goals for community participation or further learning.
  • Develop independent living skills to participate in activities in the community.
  • Identify information and resources about everyday activities such as travel, well-being and recreation.
  • Identify rights and responsibilities as community members.
  • Develop a personal plan to explore future options.
  • Access information and resources to support independent living skills and activities.
  • Apply strategies for self-development including participation in interpersonal relationships.
  • Use technology to access information and resources to support independent living skills and activities.
  • Investigate getting a learner’s permit

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, participants focus on Life Skills and Health & Well-being Skills to support transition to a more independent, adult life. A range of weekly modules will be undertaken across the year including:

  • Digital Literacy & Cyber-Safety
    Using a computer can be a little tricky sometimes! This disability inclusive program will help you learn how to use a computer and the internet to their full potential! You will get to learn how to use Microsoft word, email accounts and MyGov, learn how to protect yourself from online scams, and how to access social media safely.
  • Preparing Yourself for Success in Work & Further Study
    Prepare yourself to the next step towards study or employment! This disability inclusive program will teach you how to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing in the workplace or in further study, including how to manage stressful situations and overall sexual health. You will also learn how to identify and access support services to help you maintain your physical and mental health while still being engaged in work or study.
  • Kitchen Operations for Life & Work

    Do you want to be more independent by cooking for yourself, preparing your meals and budgeting for your food expenses? Then this disability inclusive program is the short course for you.You will learn to prepare healthy meals on a budget. You will gain a basic overview of food hygiene techniques and learn about pathways within the hospitality industry that may suit you.

  • Independence Building: Skills for Life as an Adult Learner
    Balancing adulthood and study can be hard! Lucky this disability inclusive program is here to help you to learn how to budget, make the most of Centrelink and the NDIS and understand how to read bills and invoices. Build skills in time management for work and home life, travel training, and understanding the rental market.
  • Creative Work for Employment and Life Balance
    Do you love art? Build your confidence and put you creative skills to work with this disability inclusive program! Learn how art can positively impact your personal well-being, support a positive lifestyle and can lead to further study or employment opportunities. Let’s put those skills to use with photography, painting, drawing and digital design opportunities!
  • Building Independence through Community Access
    Let’s go exploring! This disability inclusive program will help you to build an understanding of what social, health, cultural, educational and recreational services are available to you with just a touch of a Myki! Through planning, budgeting and then participating in supported travel training you will get to explore what your local community has to offer!
  • Introduction to Horticulture
    Consider yourself to have a green thumb or do you just want to learn some tips and tricks of gardening? This disability inclusive program will help you to learn how to identify plants, plant seeds, treat weeds and harvest produce in a supported environment! Then explore employment opportunities in the horticulture industry and pathways to these opportunities!
  • Get Ready for Work
    Ready to start finding a job? Not sure where to start? This disability inclusive program will support you to build a general and industry specific resume and cover letter, identify appropriate work attire and practice your interview skills! Understand how your strengths can benefit you in the workplace, how to build a positive mindset towards work and learn how to search for jobs using the internet.

Thursdays will also be Community Participation day. Every independent young person should know what community resources and facilities are available to them. So every second or third  Thursday participants will have an opportunity to travel and explore new places around Melbourne and the Western suburbs.  This will include travel planning and training to build independence in traveling to and accessing services in our community.

Participants will be supported by qualified teachers with the skills and experience needed to effectively support young people transitioning to successful, independent adult life.

HOW WE WORK WITH THE NDIS

If you are an NDIS registered client we will work with you to include your funded supports (including, but not limited to, your personal support worker) into our program.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU CONTINUES AFTER YOU COMPLETE THE PROGRAM

Laverton Community Education Centre is committed to securing pathways to realistic further education, employment and community participation outcomes for all students in this program. At the end of your 12 months with us, you’ll know clearly where-to next in your journey to greater independence.

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Course Details

  • Enquire Now
  • Delivery Mode
  • Classroom based. Face-to-face.
  • Date
  • Our next group commences on 29th January 2024. Hit the Enquire Now button above to contact us for further information.
  • Days
  • Monday to Thursday
  • Time
  • 9.15-3.15

  • Course Length
  • 1 year
  • Venue
  • Wood St Arts Space
    44 Woods St
    Laverton

    Laverton Community Hub
    95-105 Railway Ave
    Laverton

  • Cost
  • Free

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