Did you know that at Access4u, we offer a CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) to all of our Mentors?
Our Cert III, in partnership with CEG Training Partnerships (RTO Code: 40138), is a great way for our Mentors to earn and learn more. The training is flexible and supportive, and provides the essential skills needed to better care for Access4u customers.
Our current Mentors and Cert III graduates, Reggie, Sophie and Nathan, share their thoughts on the journey to becoming a Mentor and successfully completing their training.
How would you describe the Cert III?
“I finished my Cert III at the end of last year… You do the training at the same time you start doing the shifts, the studying is really easy. You get a lot of help with it,” Reggie says.
“I decided I wanted to go with CEG because I wanted to be fully equipped to support the client and I wanted the best knowledge I could [have]. CEG was really flexible and really suited my lifestyle – I could fit my study around work instead of having to fit my clients around my study,” Sophie says.
“The team [at Access4u] said there was this pathway available through CEG to get the Cert III… If I wanted to further my career in the sector it was a good idea. The flexibility [with CEG training] is great and the information I get is laid out all in front of me… the study is quite flexible, I am able to do other hobbies,” says Nathan.
Would you recommend becoming a Mentor at Access4u?
“I think it would a good idea for lots of people to look into this [Mentoring]… Mainly because lots of people don’t really know it exists, or they immediately think it’s like nursing or in-home care. I say there’s a lot of things people need help with and you don’t need to do a lot of studying… I think there’s a lot of people who are really empathetic and really good at helping other people who don’t realise there’s a perfect job out there for them,” says Reggie.
“Being able to have these kinds of long-term relationships with clients is excellent… You can look back at where they started and see how much things have changed.”
“On Wednesdays, I support a client that I have seen regularly for over two years now… It’s always a fun day [with this client], some days we might go to Monarto… it’s a lot of things I haven’t even done before so it’s always fun and exciting,” says Sophie. “I love seeing him out in the community.”
Access4u is a not-for-profit organisation that helps guide you through the NDIS to ensure the most optimal and effective outcomes for your ongoing objectives. From your coordinator to your mentor, Access4u works towards your personal goals whilst increasing independence and adding value to every life we support.