Belconnen Community Care Pre Employment Program

7 June 2017

Belconnen Community Service employs people in a range of roles that help older people and people living with disability to live fulfilling and independent lives.  The Belconnen Community Care Pre Employment Program is an innovative training and education program.  It will provide job seekers with the right skills and qualifications to fill these roles.  It will also provide BCS and other service providers with a group of local, job-ready workers.  If you have a genuine interest in making a difference to the lives of people in our community, this could be a great entry point into the caring professions.


BCS executive manager for Programs and Service, Jenelle Tinham says: “This is a win for everyone.  It gives us the ability to customise a training model to specifically meet our recruitment needs and it will also provide great outcomes for the local community.”


The Belconnen Community Care Pre Employment Program is offered in partnership with Ginninderry’s SPARK Training and Employment Initiative and Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT).  This program starts on Tuesday 25th July 2017 and runs four days a week from Tuesday – Friday for 5 months.  A combination of theory, practical hands on learning and industry work placement will ensure that graduates are well equipped to secure jobs in the sector.


Previous SPARK Pre Employment Programs have provided experience and qualifications in Childcare and Construction.  This is the first SPARK program targeting training and employment within the Aged Care and Disability sectors.

Gain Qualifications and Experience


Targeting people living within Belconnen and the wider region, this program will:


  • Provide participants with a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) upon completion
  • Provide participants with a Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Provide industry work placements
  • Provide potential employment pathway opportunities within the sector


Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible for this program, you must, at the time of enrolment:


  • Hold a green Medicare card, or hold one of the following visa types; 100,189,190,200,201,202,203,204,866,309,445,449,785,790,801,820, ZB951, Bridging Visa A,B,C or E
  • Not be enrolled in full time study
  • Not be working fulltime
  • Not currently hold a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)
  • Live or working in the ACT, and
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be willing to undergo a national criminal history check and obtain an ACT Working with Vulnerable People Card


Information and Selection Session


Anyone who would like to join this program needs to attend this session from 10:00am till 12:00 midday on Wednesday June 28,  2017.  This is a two part session broken into two parts.  The first part is an information presentation which will help people to decide whether the program is right for them.  The second part is a selection session for eligible participants.


Book Your Place

To book a place or find out more information, please contact Ashleigh at Ginninderry on 6255 1173 or email


*Please note: a small fee will apply for each successful participant depending on their eligibility.

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