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.
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:
- Adjustable Height Beds
- 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