Careers and Employment Expo @ Adelaide Showgrounds

Held annually in May, the Adelaide Showgrounds once again buzzed with excitement as it hosted this free event. As part of a series run across Australia it attracted a diverse crowd of students, parents, graduates, job seekers, and career changers all eager to gather information and advice on their future career paths.

Participating in expos and career days is crucial for HITsa – these events help us stay abreast of industry trends, ensuring that the training we provide remains relevant and up-to-date. Engaging with employers who are the true experts in their fields allows us to develop the most effective training resources for our students. These interactions also enable us to explore various industry pathways, assisting us in recommending the best training courses for prospective students.

The expo provided a fantastic opportunity to connect with a variety of employers and service providers. It was an ideal platform for introducing HITsa Training and Employment to a wider audience and networking with industry peers. The representation across fields such as aged care, disability services, childcare, hospitality and retail was exceptional.

Involvement in community expos offer invaluable opportunities to meet potential students face-to-face. Direct interaction at these events is the best way to connect with and support future students, helping them navigate their educational and career journeys.

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Visit HITsa at these upcoming expos

Parafield Gardens High School Careers Expo 11.6.24

Kilburn Community Expo 13.6.24

Thomas More College Careers Forum 25.6.24

Endeavour College Creating Careers Day 27.6.24

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Empowering Future Health and Care Professionals

In March, Local Jobs program Can Care was launched in Salisbury, marking a significant milestone in local job creation and career development. This innovative program provided participants with a valuable preview of careers in the health and caring industries, enabling them to connect with employers and industry experts while accessing numerous employment opportunities.

Looking ahead, Can Care will roll out in Mount Barker in July and continue to operate across Adelaide’s North and South until June 2025. This program offers an exceptional opportunity to gain new skills, connect with reputable employers and make new friends along the way.

Building on the success of the Salisbury launch, the program was rolled out in April at our Clarence Gardens site in the South. The participants demonstrated a keen enthusiasm for understanding the care field. They particularly appreciated the practical sessions, which introduced them to essential equipment used in care settings and unique skill-building activities, such as shaving a balloon to meet personal support needs. Here they are in action:

Who Can Benefit from Can Care?

This program is ideal for:

  • those returning to the workforce
  • early school leavers
  • entry-level careers into the care sector
  • those seeking a career change for greater personal satisfaction and a sense of helping others
  • people with a caring nature

Workforce Australia Local Jobs is funded by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

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The Essential Role of a Support Worker

Support workers are the unsung heroes that dedicate themselves to assisting and empowering those in need in both the ageing and disability sectors. Their role is not merely about providing assistance but encouraging independence, dignity and inclusion.

These heroes play a crucial role in encouraging independence amongst their clients. Whether assisting older people or individuals with disabilities, support workers empower them to live fulfilling lives on their own terms. Using ISPs (Individual Support Plans) and being compassionate, support workers enable individuals to carry out daily tasks, make decisions and pursue their goals independently. By promoting autonomy, support workers instill a sense of self-worth, enhancing the overall quality of life for their clients.

At the heart of the support worker and client relationship lies genuine compassion and empathy. Support workers forge deep connections with their clients, built on trust, respect and understanding. These meaningful relationships not only enrich the lives of clients but also bring fulfillment and purpose to the work of support workers themselves.

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and/or Disability) is offered using blended delivery at HITsa Clarence Gardens, Mount Barker and Salisbury.

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SIT30622 Certificate III in Hospitality

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Blake C
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
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BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

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HITsa’s Work Placement Coordinator

Jeanette is the Work Placement Coordinator for HITsa Training and Employment.

You will find her based at the HITsa Salisbury Site, you may have the pleasure of meeting her as she travels across our various sites to meet with students to discuss work placement requirements and opportunities.

Jeanette is at the forefront of our efforts to provide valuable work experiences for our students. Working closely with both our students and industry partners to facilitate placements that align with a students individual needs.

She has a passion for connecting students with meaningful work and empowers our students throughout their journey.  Jeanette says, “believe in yourself, your capabilities and don’t be afraid to ask questions – and it’s OK to be nervous”.

Most HITsa students undertaking a work placement are new to the industry but by the time they complete their placement, their confidence skyrockets!

It’s awesome hearing the stories and seeing the excitement when a student communicates that they have been given an offer of employment.

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