Studying is exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming without the right support from your RTO.
You may think the road to completing your Certificate III in Individual Support is going to look a little something like this:
When in reality, it’s likely going to be more like this:
To make your journey to becoming qualified and finding your dream job a bit smoother, MyPath Education takes the pressure off our students by finding their 120 hours work placement.
That’s right – we handle all the logistics for your 120 hours work placement for you. From the paperwork and shift times to the necessary insurances, we want to give you one less thing to worry about during your studies, so we organise it all.
MyPath Education Finds Your 120 hours Work Placement
Some training organisations promise placement and don’t follow through. But you can trust MyPath Education to help you find the right 120 hours work placement to help you get real-world experience and get qualified.
As part of your Certificate III in Individual Support, you’re required to complete 120 hours of practical work placement to satisfy your course requirements (Diploma Community services is only 100 hours). This placement has to be carried out before your certificate is issued (assuming you’ve been marked as competent in all units).
The easiest way to do this is to volunteer with an organisation relevant to what you’re studying. For example, if you’re studying a Certificate III in Individual Support, we’d find you work placement in an aged-care facility.
MyPath Education has various relationships with a number of facilities and organisations across Queensland for possible student placement. We organise work placement for students who enrol in our classes as part of their Certificate III in Individual Support.
You’ll receive support from our trainers during your work placement as they visit the facility to assist you.
Finding Work Placement Yourself
We also encourage students to you’ll need to search for 120 hours work placement yourself and to go out and discuss volunteer opportunities with local organisations.
A few useful websites to search for practical placement include:
- Seek Volunteer – volunteer.com.au
- Volunteering QLD – volunteeringqld.org.au
- Volunteering – qld.gov.au/community/community-organisations-volunteering/volunteering
- Go Volunteer – govolunteer.com.au
We always encourage our students to look for placement as well as this can help speed up the process and shows that students are keen to get started in their chosen industry, which looks great to potential employers.
Applying for Work Placement
Once you’ve found a work placement opportunity, follow these steps to apply:
- Research the organisation and the role in more detail.
- Take note of any further questions you may have.
- Call the organisation for answers and more information.
- Ask them about the application process if it’s not specified on the job ad.
- Complete the required documentation, which may include: – Police check – Updated resume and CV – Tailored cover letter answering any questions outlined in the job ad.
- Submit your application.
- If you haven’t heard back from the organisation within a week, follow up with a phone call.
- Once you’ve been placed or if you require our assistance in securing placement, give us a call.
And when you need help, we’re more than happy to lend a hand. Call our friendly vocational placement coordinator on 07 3489 7777.