CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services

commencing at Salisbury in February

HITsa Salisbury continue to deliver it’s community services program in 2024.

This course provides employment options within the community services industry. Roles can include Support worker, Residential support worker, Aboriginal intake and referral worker, Community care worker and Weekend recreation activities officer.

It also provide pathways to further studies including community services, aged care, disability support, mental health, drug education, nursing and youth work.



Home Support Pre-Employment Program @ Victor Harbour

HITsa has continued it’s commitment to deliver in the regional SA, partnering with Apprenticeship Careers Australia for a Home Support Pre-Employment Program during June.

This short program was tailored to provide job ready skills for industry needs and included training in Safe Work Practices, First Aid, Infection Control, Manual Handling and Personal Care.

10 students participated in the program, reporting “they all thoroughly enjoyed the program and thought HITsa trainers were brilliant and very happy with the formal training and venue”. We look forward to hearing about their transition into personal care traineeships.

Please reach out to our team via [email protected] if you are interested in a pre-employment program or training tailored to your needs.

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2023 Donations

At HITsa, we believe that every individual should be able to access quality training and development opportunities.

We have committed HITsa Charitable Fund, the rebranded Booze Brothers Staff Charitable Fund, to be our vehicle that drives this endeavour.

This month we were delighted to connect with four amazing South Australian charities who we have selected to be the recipients of 2023 HITsa Charitable Fund donations.


Seeds of Affinity – Pathways for Women

A not-for profit volunteer run community group established by and for women with lived prison experience.

It was founded in 2006 by Linda Fisk and her ex-parole officer Anna Kemp to address the gaps in the services provided to women in prison and particularly upon release. 
The women meet each Tuesday and Friday where they prepare a shared lunch and work on saleable products.  The social enterprise funds the group’s work, creating screen printed tea towels, tote bags, soap and other toiletries.
The Group also supports the women in prison through advocacy work. In the hope that building relationships will empower women to reach out to Seeds of Affinity upon release to ease the feelings of loneliness and isolation we all experience when trying to change our lives.
Seeds also conducts a lot of lobbying and meetings with the Government to improve conditions for women in prison.

https://seedsofaffinity.org/

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Circle of Friends Australia [Jobs Café Initiative] – Local community groups who support asylum seekers and refugees living in the community, or visit those in detention.  Circle of Friends welcome and assist asylum seekers and refugees with the difficult process of establishing themselves in Australia, or with the challenges of detention and the asylum application process.

“The “Jobs Café” initiative facilitates individuals in their search for employment.  There is no physical café.  The initiative involves the meeting and mentoring of individuals and evolved as a response to the significant number of people who are demoralised by constant rejection in their efforts to secure work….and the recognition that in our community the establishment and maintenance of a person’s dignity is tied to being employed.

https://cofa.org.au/


Gold Foundation – Providing support for young people on the Autism Spectrum and their families and now approaching its 15th year of operations.
Gold Foundation operates Australia’s-first ‘Shine Like Gold!’ Mobile Café social innovation project to provide supported employment to young autistic superheroes.
Through its supported employment environment, the ‘Shine Like Gold!’ Mobile Café is helping young autistic people achieve greatly improved social and communication skills, improved psychological wellbeing, social and community inclusion, improved family life, and greater opportunities for the future.

https://goldfoundation.com.au/

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Kickstart for Kids is a South Australian Children’s Charity founded on the belief that every child, regardless of their social or economic background, should have an equal chance to succeed. Kickstart for Kids facilitates this belief by running school breakfast and lunch programs, mentoring programs and providing basic clothing and healthcare support in South Australian schools.

Future Pathways is a mentoring program created to continue empowering and supporting disadvantaged children.  Students participate in a variety of learning-based activities paired with specific education/social skills outcomes.  Each activity connects different qualities and attributes to real-life scenarios, and strengthens participants’ teamwork and problem-solving skills, pushing them out of their comfort zones and developing resilience, perseverance, and knowledge in different settings. 

https://kickstartforkids.com.au/


Provide First Aid in an Education & Care Setting

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As part of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, HITsa now delivers HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting.

This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

It applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

Contact [email protected] if you require this program for your work place and employees.

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Pictured here is HITsa trainer Kelly and students during class

HITsa Trainer Completes Dementia Training

HITsa delivers CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) across our Salisbury and Clarence Gardens sites.

To ensure that we are delivering the most up to date training relevant to industry, HITsa Trainers regularly complete professional development in their field.

We recognise the importance of personal carers having a good understanding of Dementia to support our ageing community.

Most recently, our trainers completed Enhancing Emotional Wellbeing in Dementia. This training included:

Wellbeing changes in dementia, Intimacy and sexuality in dementia, Suicidal ideation and escalation of concerns, Communication, engagement and sentence structure, Transition points and adjustment difficulties, Practical daily skills, Advice for families; Self-care, reduction of burnout and compassion fatigue.

“I really enjoyed this professional development training – it highlighted the importance and impacts of family relationships on people living with dementia. I was reassured that we are delivering a high standard of dementia training to HITsa students” Hitesha

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ACA Pre-employment Courses Going Strong

HITsa has been running these courses back to back since the end of January. So far over 40 students have successfully completed the course.

Students learn many different skills over seven days, including CPR, Manual Handling and Personal Care Skills. These units incorporate many skills such as showering, shaving and feeding, to name a few.

There has been a lot of positive feedback from the students. Below are a few comments from recent graduates:

I loved the hands on experience
The trainers and their knowledge, as well as how they engage the students and guiding them throughout the course
The training was extremely well organised and in depth
Gaining valuable knowledge from both the theory and practical classes
Hearing real life stories from the trainers
The ability to ask questions and get answers that are relevant

Feedback from Clarence Gardens students

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