Sunshine Coast TAFE: Jobs boom leads to increase in disability support workers
Following the rollout of the NDIS at the Sunshine Coast, TAFE Queensland reports local enrolments in the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) have more than doubled over the last year.
TAFE Queensland Centre Director for Community Services, Health and Support, Robyn Littlejohn, says the qualification has proven so popular they are opening another intake for April.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of interest in the disability stream of our individual support courses – so much so that we already have a wait list of students wanting to enrol in the next intake,” Ms Littlejohn said.
“It’s an exciting time in the disability sector and it’s great to see so many people making the decision to pursue this rewarding career path.”
With 90,000 Queenslanders expected to access the NDIS, Ms Littlejohn said TAFE Queensland is committed to providing the best quality training available to ensure these students “graduate as confident, capable and skilled workers who can help meet the demand”.
To apply for the April intake, call 1300 308 233 or visit www.tafeqld.edu.au.