Training and Support

About Centacare

For more than 50 years Centacare has been providing support services to the people of South East Queensland. While Centacare is a Catholic agency, services are provided to the entire community, regardless of religion, circumstance, ethnicity, economic situation, age, gender or ability. Please see our website for further details:

Centacare provides quality services to those in need of a range of services including childcare, support services for the aged and people with a disability as well as relationship education, counselling and support.

The Caring Futures program is delivered in conjunction with Stones Throw Group and Care College under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

This program is free for eligible participants.

Caring Futures Program

Caring Futures is a 12-week program that equips participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to excel in the community services field. It includes job preparation and induction, foundation and employability skills, nationally accredited qualification, vocational placement and interview and job placement assistance.

With a combination of accredited and non-accredited training, participants will gain valuable job preparation and life skills training, as well complete a Certificate III in Individual Support; the most current, nationally recognised qualification for working in the aged care and disability services sector.

Caring Futures is delivered by a team of highly qualified staff with backgrounds in community services, life coaching, and career planning. We work with each person to:

  • Understand and harness individual strengths and passions.
  • Develop a top quality resume and career plan.
  • Access employment opportunities with Centacare and our partners.

Employability and Job Preparation

Foundation and Employability Skills

Foundation and employability skills training is about developing the critical skills required to work successfully in Centacare and the community services sector. This component of the program focuses on the essential aspects that Centacare looks for in our potential team members and helps you to be the best you can be. It includes:

  • Enhancing self-esteem, motivation and personal grooming.
  • Communication, teamwork, time management and computer literacy.




Job Preparation and induction

Job preparation and induction is aimed at providing you with experience of the workplace and ensuring you understand how Centacare operates including the work environment, our processes and procedures and other relevant information:

  • Completion of a Centacare-specific and industry induction to understand client needs, working conditions and workplace culture.
  • Completing relevant documentation for Blue Cards and Police Checks.
  • Developing a professional resume with our expert assistance.

We will also assist with identifying suitable positions and help you prepare for interviews.

Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification has been selected to meet Centacare employment requirements.

  • Provide individualised support
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Follow safe work practises for direct client care
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Meet personal support needs
  • Support community participation and social inclusion
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths based approach
  • Assist clients with medication


Vocational Placement

All participants will complete 120 hours of work placement with Centacare, or one of our partners. This is a requirement of the Certificate III in Individual Support and critical to:

  • applying the skills you will develop throughout the training.
  • Cement your understanding of the workplace and day-to-day work involved.
  • Assessing your skills on-the-job.
  • Identifying where you may need further assistance to develop your skills so you feel confident and equipped to work in a caring role.

To find out if you are eligible for this free program, register now.

Program partners

Care College
Stones Throw Group

This Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

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