Self Determination and Career Planning

This course builds an understanding of self-determination and its role in employment with a focus on job and career development. The ability to apply the skills of self-determination are essential ingredients in creating and maintaining meaningful employment independent of service provision. Self determined clients take control of the employment process and create meaningful partnerships with […]

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Understanding Self-Employment and Business Planning

This course will equip employment specialists with the essential knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to help job seekers explore the challenges of entrepreneurship and increase the likelihood of building a successful and sustainable business. The course provides foundational knowledge that will assist the job developer to understand and explore self-employment as an alternative to wage

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Social Capital and Employment

This course covers the three types of social capital essential for creating community and employment. Social capital is an overlooked aspect of the employment process that, without it, employment and, by extension, inclusion and cohesion are not possible. This course delves deeply into the three types of social capital: bonding, bridging and linking, which will

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Customised Employment: Stage One

Customised Employment: Stage One introduces the origins of Customised Employment and Discovery. In this module, we examine employment practice methodology while starting the process of Discovery and exploring family and client social capital. This module sets the foundations for successful Customised Employment practice underpinned by a person-centred practice philosophy. By the end of this module,

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The Employment Counsellor

The Employment Counsellor is an emerging role that differs from traditional rehabilitation and career counselling in the workplace. Fostered by the emergence of the NDIS, the Employment Counsellor uses their counselling skills and fundamental employment knowledge to build client capacity for employment. The Employment Counsellor works in partnership with the Customised Employment Specialist or separately

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The Job Coach

Job Coaching is an essential ingredient to successful long-term employment. The Job Coach assists neurodivergent individuals and persons with disabilities to find suitable employment by partnering with employers and clients to ensure suitable adjustments and ongoing support. The role of the Job Coach is varied and takes on different support aspects based on organisational structure

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Certified Disability Employment Specialist

This course is designed to meet the needs of the modern Disability Employment Professional who works across multiple disability employment areas. The CDERP Certified Disability Employment Specialist has the knowledge and capacity to meet the demanding needs of a multi-focused disability employment system that demands an understanding of DES, ADE and NDIS disability employment systems.

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Work Experience

Work experience is an opportunity to explore and confirm the job seekers’ strengths, interests and emerging abilities. Work Experience enhances our ability to correctly identify vocational themes and pathways for the clients. It enables the client to learn about the different aspects of a workplace, job tasks, environment and culture of a workplace. This supports

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Individual Employment Practice Models

This short course will examine the rationale for individualised approaches to employment. The course looks at the two accepted approaches to individualised employment support; Individual Place and Support and Customised Employment. Both practice models will be compared and contrasted for participants. This supports a basic understanding of the approaches, their strengths and weaknesses and target

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Job Carving

Job Carving is an employment strategy developed to create employment opportunities for people with barriers to employment or who lack the full range of skills or abilities to undertake a specific job in full. Job carving involves creating, modifying, or customising a job to successfully perform it by an individual with disabilities while simultaneously meeting

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