1800 Cootharinga

"Building a better world with people of all abilities!"

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Cootharinga believes the future belongs to those who create who they want to be!

The Cootharinga Skills & Transition Program and short courses are tailored to assist you to

  • Develop new skills
  • Explore new experiences and possibilities
  • Meet new people
  • Live, work and play in your local community!

The Cootharinga Skills & Transition Program provides you with the choice of what you would like to participate in and choose the skills you would like to learn.

This program is focused on the participants learning new skills to live independently or to assist them to transition to employment, volunteer or create connections with community groups.

There is a wide range of courses offered by the Skills and Transition Program which are held in a variety of learning environments which complement the program goals and planned outcomes.

Some courses are instructed by our skilled Support Workers, whilst others are conducted in partnership with other groups or training organisations. At the end of the course, participants may receive a recognised qualification or a certificate of attendance. Some of the courses provided will be free of charge, and others may require a course fee, which we work hard to keep to a minimum.

Support to complete a course

Cootharinga can provide support for you to do a course with your Support Worker or in a group of one Support Worker to three participants. Support can be provided on any day, even Saturday and Sunday. You can claim the costs of support with your NDIS plan under β€œIncreased Social and Community Participation (Support Category 3.09)”. Cootharinga can provide transport to attend the course under the NDIS transport rate.

Courses currently Running

Course Descriptions

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Term 3 Calendar

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Registration Form

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School Holiday Program

July 2018 Program

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School Holiday Registration Form

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Courses on offer

Below is a list of a few courses which are on offer

  • Computer Course
  • Woodwork
  • Ultimate Results Training Fitness (including a personal trainer and nutrition course)
  • Yoga
  • Dance and Body Movement by Dance North
  • Cents & Sensibility – Money Management
  • Cause for Community – Into the Wild (conservation of Fauna and Flora)
  • Sports Introduction Program
  • Easy Cooking Course
  • Get Ready for Work Program
  • Music and Movement
  • Sailing
  • Travel Training
  • Intermediate Computer Course
  • Arts, Drama, Action with La Luna and Cootharinga North Queensland
    This program, Developing Ability in the Arts with La Luna & Cootharinga North Queensland is funded by The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Townsville City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
  • Mechanics Course proudly supported by the Aurizon Community Giving Fund

And many more!

Special Experiences
Boat Captain
Yoga Class
Group excursion
Painting the fence

If you would like to know more information, or if you have suggestions for a course or skill development you would like included in the Skills & Transition Program, please feel free to contact Tracy Rau, Manager Skills & Transition.

Manager Skills & Transition

Tracy Rau

PHONE: 07 4773 2172

Email: tracy.rau@cootharinga.org.au

Thank you to the wonderful Skills & Transition Program Sponsors