Diversitat’s Training Department’s roots stem back to over 10 years ago, where they began as a small Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Since then, the department has continually grown, providing their clients with a wide variety of high quality training programs.
The department’s primary aim is to provide their clients with quality training programs, and with the necessary skills required to successfully work in their desired career pathway.
The programs and services which the Training Department currently offer their clients include Pre-Accredited and Accredited Training courses, including school-based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBaTs), and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) for youth students. Additionally, the Department offers English programs to the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
The most popular courses are the Community Services area courses, such Community Services courses which include Certificates in Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Disability, and Youth Work. Additionally, there have been strong numbers in Education Support, Individual Support and Children’s services.
The greatest benefits that clients receive as a result of the training that they are provided with, include receiving a qualification, and gaining both theoretical and practical experience relating to their chosen career path. These benefits in-turn lead to a higher success rate in gaining employment for these clients.
The Department is funded through a variety of different outlets. For the English Programs, the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides the CALD students up to 510 hours, free of tuition, to learn how to speak the English language. In addition to this, ‘Skills First’, a Government Funding program, which was implemented in January 2017, also provides the Training department with appropriate amounts of funding.
The Training Department has attained a large array of prestigious awards and achievements since its inception. Such achievements include being a finalist at the Victorian Training Awards 2015 for the Victorian Community Training Provider of the Year, and in 2016 the Adult, Community and Further Education Board (ACFE) funded the Safe Driving Program, which was a successful finalist in the 2016 Learn Local awards.
Common success stories involve the clients successfully completing a qualification. This qualification is achieved through much hard work and dedication, on behalf of both the students and the trainers.
Witnessing their students complete their course and graduate, compels trainers to feel “a part of their success”, as they can appreciate the determination and effort that the students and trainers contributed to allow the success to occur.
In the future, the Training Department is most looking forward to improving their services, processes and systems. This includes enhancing their online systems, as it will assist in greater communication and understanding of objectives amongst the members of the department.
The Training Department will always provide a place to come and study for those who wish to make their dream career a reality. With nothing but the highest quality teaching, and committed staff, students will be placed in nothing but the greatest position possible to reach their dream career.