As a recent ‘member of the 70's club’, David Kirkwood is proof there’s no deadline on education and there’s no time like the present to pursue your dreams.
Supporting and caring for others is something David has spent the last two decades undertaking in his personal life, and now he has a certificate to do so in an official setting.
He recently completed a Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) at IMPACT Community Services and is looking forward to the opportunities that the qualification presents.
However the journey to his certification wasn’t without obstacles.
He said COVID-19 caused his class to be split and postponed, and then there was a holiday road trip.
But his perseverance and encouragement from IMPACT’s trainer Robyn, saw him complete the qualification.
He said finishing the Certificate III felt “very good”.
David said the goal was to spend the majority of his time helping clients or carers.
And he's certainly no stranger to helping others, David has also been a volunteer with IMPACT’s Community Visitor Scheme for the past five years.
In 2009 he undertook a Certificate in Aged Care, but he didn’t do anything with his qualification.
Determined not to follow suit with this achievement, David is hoping to secure work in the industry early next year.
David recommended the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) to anyone and encouraged people to give it a go.
The next Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) will begin February 7, 2022.
Graduates of a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home & Community) typically apply for work as:
- Personal care workers
- Home help workers
- Support workers
- Respite care workers
- Disability support workers
IMPACT is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 0115).
For more information about the course, visit: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support – Home & Community – Impact Community Services.