Success Stories - Carers NT
The Carers NT Recognition Initiative was delivered in Darwin in 2016. It addressed the need to formally recognise the skills and knowledge people have acquired in their role as an unpaid carer. There were 20 carers registered to participate in the project, of whom 17 completed, receiving a Certificate III in Individual Support at the Darwin Yacht Club on 19 October 2016.
The project used the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as the benchmark to align the skills and knowledge carers have developed with competencies from CHC3301Certificate III in Individual Support. This qualification provided the platform to realise the potential of carers as workers and/or providers of services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Through this project we have already seen employment outcomes for several of the participants, re-entering the workforce or entering the workforce for the first time.
Tori increased her hours with the service provider she was working for.
Jane gained employment as a teacher’s aide special, working with children with autism.
Su gained employment at the refugee centre supporting people with post-traumatic stress.