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Are you a school leaver, have a disability and learn in a different way? Do you want to get a job by improving your literacy or numeracy, enrol in a course for the first time or study, fill out forms – in print and online, do your own banking. read books for fun, or newspapers or social media, or obtain a driver’s licence?

Description

3 hour sessions, available up to 5 days a week over a 12 week semester

This course offers a safe learning environment and uses technologies so course participants can expand their functional literacy and numeracy skills and look to applying their learning in the real world. It will stretch course participants and offer inspiration, practical application and confidence as an adult learner.

 

Who's it for?

This course is aimed at young adults aged 17-20 years, who:
• Have a learning disability or difficulties that may be attributed to a mental health, developmental, cognitive or autism spectrum disorder
• Want to continue learning functional academics and apply their learning in the real world

 

Meet Your Trainer!

Thomas (Tom) Joyce has over fourteen years of experience in training and curriculum writing.
This includes six years as a Job Search Trainer, a year in the Solomon Islands as the Assistant Curriculum Coordinator in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, and more recently has applied his extensive knowledge and skills in various roles with Disability Employment Service providers.
Tom’s career speaks to demonstrated application of empathy, social inclusion and social justice values.

 
 

What To Expect

Every session will follow the same structure:

20 mins ·       Settle in, catch up and share news
·       Group warm-up activity
·       Talk about the goals and activities for this session
·       Allocate jobs for pack up time
·       Complete sign-in form
1 hour Activity 1
20 min Break
1 hour Activity 2
20 mins ·       Recap on the session’s activities
·       Work together to pack up the space
·       Complete sign-out sheet
 

Where To Go

Our Learning Hub is located at:

17 Traders Lane, McCormack St Manunda QLD 4870

 

Course Content

Course resources includes provision of virtual reality headsets to continue developing literacy and numeracy skills, laptops for continued development of computer skills and access to a driving simulator to practice driving and road safety.
• IXL online learning
• Learner driver practice test
• Math and English games
• Practicing computer skills
• Online safety
• Typing practice
• Money calculations

 

Costs

Semester Fee (12 weeks) 1 day/wk $461.09
  2 days/wk $922.18
  3 days/wk $1,383.26
  4 days/wk $1,844.35
  5 days/wk $2,305.44

For NDIS Participants, this course is a ‘Program of Support’ in the Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation Support Category.

Item Name Rate
Group Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime – TTP $64.04
 

Dates and Times

The course operates 9:00 – 12:00 Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) over a semester.
Semester 1 2023 starts Tue 3 Jan and ends Fri 24 Mar.
Course participants can choose how many days per week they want to attend.
Join any time in a semester and complete your remaining weeks in the following semester.