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Customised Employment – Foundations & Discovery Stage 1

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Course Description

Micro – Credential 1

This is our Customised Employment foundation micro-credential. Participants will develop an understanding of the origins of Customised Employment and Stage One of Discovery – Getting to Know the Person. This course lays the foundational knowledge required for those seeking to deliver Customised Employment and Discovery.  You will learn the essential knowledge and skills required to engage clients in a meaningful way to support a successful journey of Discovery.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Origins of Customised Employment
  • Advantages of Customised Employment
  • Steps involved with undertaking Stage One of the Discovery Process (Individual Discovery Record – Australia: IDR-A)
  • Basics of Social Capital

This foundation Customised Employment micro-credential covers the following modules from the full CDERP Certified Customised Employment program.

Introduction to Customised Employment

This customised Employment foundation unit content provides candidates with a detailed understanding of the origins and history of Customised Employment and the Discovery Process. The candidate will develop an understanding of customised employment’s application, and relationship to person-centred planning. Participants learn its practical application across a variety of settings where people with barriers to employment receive vocational supports.

Understanding Discovery & the Person

This Customised Employment foundation unit provides the basis for understanding the Customised Employment Discovery process.  Learn its role in finding meaningful employment outcomes. You will gain the knowledge of how to successfully engage with and interview the client and their family. Learn how to undertake a Neighbourhood visits and complete and stage one of the Customised Employment Discovery process.

Understanding Discovery & Social Capital

This Customised Employment foundation unit advances the understanding of the activities involved in the Customised Employment Discovery process. It will provide candidates with the skills to identify and interview people of significance to the client and to further explore the client’s skills through Customised Employment Discovery visits. The knowledge gained will ensure an understanding of the importance of the client’s social networks for building a clear picture of the client’s best fit for employment and to open opportunities up for future work experience.

On completion of this Customised Employment Foundations course you may choose to complete the second Customised Employment Discovery micro-credential – Customised Employment – The Person and their Career, Discovery Stage Two. Follow this link for further details:

Alternatively you may wish to complete the fill Customised Employment – CDERP Certified Professional Program. Follow this link for further details: