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Start A Cert III in Individual Support (Disability) | Hear from Our Graduate, Cooper

Start A Cert III in Individual Support (Disability) | Hear from Our Graduate, Cooper

Access4u offers a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) through our training partner, CEG – Training Partnerships (RTO Code: 40138). CEG is a highly reputable, Nationally Accredited Training organisation based in South Australia.

We recently talked to Cooper Marsh, graduate of the Cert III and current Access4u Flexible Supports Coordinator, about his experience undertaking the course. Cooper started his Cert III in mid-2019 and finished at the start of 2020.

Here’s our chat….

What interested you in a career in the disability sector?

“I have always liked the idea of helping people and being able to make a difference in someone’s life no matter how big or small. I also liked the flexibility of the work, being able to work and have customers in the hours I wanted and having some time to also the do my own thing. This made work life balance easy.”

Why did you decide to do your Cert III in Individual Support (Disability)?

“It was an easier way for me to obtain the qualification and to learn more about the industry - to be a better carer for my participants/customers.”

What would you say are the benefits of studying with CEG?

“Studying with CEG was beneficial as you got to learn and study while you were still getting paid to work in the field. So having the mixture of study and working made it easier to do both as what you learnt in the classroom could be used in the field and what you learnt in the field could be used in the classroom.”

How would you describe the support provided by CEG throughout your Cert III?

“CEG were helpful with the resources and the trainer was also helpful themselves. I could email them and usually get a response in good time with the help I required. In class time they were productive and helpful.”

How did this training prepare you for working at Access4u and/or the disability sector?

“The training helped me to be prepared to assist the people I was working with and also allow me to have the knowledge to deal in crisis moments, working with people that are non-verbal, etcetera.”

What is your role now? Please tell us a little bit about it.

“I’m still at Access4u - this would be my fourth year now and the experience has been good. I have had plenty of help from people inside the organisation and fellow mentors. The people I’ve met that have helped me along the way have been great.

I’m still a Mentor/Support Worker, but I have also got a new role within the company working in the office as a Flexible Supports Coordinator – helping fill shifts, start up new services, and meet new participants/customers. This involves being that middleman between participants and families, and our Mentors.”

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.

To learn more about CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), click here.