1800 Cootharinga

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Training And Development


Cootharinga provides a wide range of cost effective learning opportunities for those interested in or currently working with people with a disability. Our training programs have been designed to provide the necessary practical sills and competencies needed for a career in disability services. We offer flexible training programs in a variety of topics which can be tailored to suit individual needs.

One particular area of expertise that Cootharinga offers is training for new support workers. Our Pre-requisite Training Program is competency based training covering a variety of essential topic areas. The full program runs over a four and a half day period. Training can be customised, providing relevant and practical training to suit your staff and service users. New support workers are now required to complete a Certificate III in Disability within 12 months of commencement of employment.

Our strong background in working with and supporting people with a disability provides our trainers with the essential expertise and knowledge to offer relevant and practical training which focuses on staff working together to provide person-centered and individualised services to people with a disability.

Venue Hire

Cootharinga North Queensland has opened a Training Centre in Townsville for hire which offers spacious facilities for students and trainers. This large 8m x 8m room can seat up to 30 participants comfortably and suits a variety of functions.

The Training Centre facility includes:

  • Room: fully air-conditioned and carpeted
  • Male and female and wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, sugar and milk
  • Complimentary biscuits and mints / sweets
  • Full size refrigerator
  • White board
  • Computer, projector and screen
  • Internet access via desktop computer
  • Television with DVD/Video player
  • Chairs and flip tables for use

Additional training equipment for disability support is available upn request:

  • Hoists
  • Adjustable Height Beds
  • Wheelchairs
  • Training mannequin for personal care tasks

For More Information

Contact Dawn Breen

PHONE: 07 4759 2017

Email Us At: Dawn.Breen@cootharinga.org.au

We are happy to discuss your training needs and customise our courses to meet your individual requirements