Rural and Remote Delivery – Home Care Skills

At Skills Hubs we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver quality Home Care training when and where it’s needed most. So far this year we’ve assisted more than 50 people in Georgetown, Charleville and Bell that would otherwise have limited training options, enabling them to give a greater level of care to older people within their communities. 

With rural and remote training it’s all about facilitating locals looking after locals with the best skills and knowledge possible. Our next training sessions will take place in Atheron. It’s a great opportunity for people to upskill or re-skill to build career confidence within the care and support sector, it’s also a great opportunity to connect and share with other care workers in the Atherton area. 

Our training session are delivered in conjunction with our partners, registered training organisation – Skills Generation, and Council on the Aging (COTA) Queensland, as part of the Home Care Workforce Support Program (HCWSP). To date the program has assisted over 2,175 people to gain meaningful employment in the Queensland Aged Care Sector.

Sessions cover a range of topics over four days, including basic infection prevention and control, individualised support and safe work practices for direct client care. Best of all the training is delivered locally and is face to face, offering participants the chance to interact and ask questions in real time, gaining both practical and theoretical experience. 

Leonie Murray, Director of Skills Generation, is a strong advocate for mobilising community

networks, and cannot overstate the value of local solutions for locals, and the importance of innovation as a driver. This community-based training is one of the many innovative training

solutions initiated by Skills Generation, “It is exciting to see the innovative solutions emerging from rural communities, local knowledge informing local solutions. We’re fortunate to have HCWSP funding that allows us the capability to train those who would otherwise have barriers to complete such vital training. It allows us to bring training to the community to support local solutions, and ultimately provide older residents with quality support at home,” Leonie said.

We look forward to spending time in Atherton, meeting the great carers the area has and adding to their skill level, so they can provide even greater care. 

Short Courses Coming up in Atherton:

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

CHCCCS031 Provide Individualised Support

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care.

Find out how the Home Care Workforce Support Program can help you.