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Colleen – “No one is ever too old, or unable to achieve their goals in life”

April 8, 2019

“No one is ever too old, or unable to achieve their goals in life.” “I was a stay at home mum of three children, so my main focus was on my children and I haven’t really had the opportunity to focus on myself.” Undertaking a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community), […]

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Disability has always been a part of my life

March 26, 2019

“Disability has always been a part of my life” genU Training graduate, Tarnia, completed a dual course qualification in Certificate IV in Disability and Certificate IV in Mental Health, and hasn’t looked back. “Making a difference to someone else’s life, making them smile and helping them achieve their goals. That’s what drives me to come […]

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A great way to pass on my knowledge and to teach

March 12, 2019

A great way to pass on my knowledge and to teach “It’s been the best thing I’ve ever done. I loved it.” That’s high praise from someone with more than 30 years’ experience in the nursing industry, but Gayle McDonald is adamant that completing her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with genU Training changed […]

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Geelong job seeker overcomes personal difficulties to teach others

March 12, 2019

Mental health had affected job seeker Gayle’s ability to stay in her employment as a nurse and midwife – an industry that she had worked in for 30 years. Gayle suffered from several family tragedies that caused severe depression and an inability to perform her normal caring duties. As a result she faced unemployment for […]

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“Never under estimate what people can do. This is my biggest learning from training.”

April 6, 2018

“Never under estimate what people can do. This is my biggest learning from training.” Published: 06 Apr 2018   Lisa Miller’s dream of creating her own business while supporting clients to live their dreams and reach their goals has now become a reality. For many years, Lisa shared her own experiences as a parent of […]

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Finding a path to employment with a little help from genU Training

March 16, 2018

  Finding a path to employment with a little help from genU Training Published: 16 Mar 2018 The healing power of education has helped Kate address her own mental health, and establish a path to ongoing employment. The Geelong local has recently completed a Certificate IV in Mental Health and a Certificate IV in Youth […]

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Barwon Water leads the way with mental health

March 6, 2018

Barwon Water leads the way with mental health Published: 06 Mar 2018 Kelly Dubberley, a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Adviser with Barwon Water, knows all too well the value of addressing mental health.Kelly Dubberley, a Health, Safety and Wellbeing Adviser with Barwon Water, knows all too well the value of addressing mental health. He is […]

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“It’s about pushing yourself to go further!”

December 4, 2017

“It’s about pushing yourself to go further!” Published: 04 Dec 2017   Scott commits himself to the principle of ‘healthy body, healthy mind’ in everything he chooses to do. As a genU participant for twenty years, Scott has embraced opportunities to learn new skills through recreational activities and training, while also working in the genU […]

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“My friends can’t believe my job involves all the activities I love to do.”

November 17, 2017

“My friends can’t believe my job involves all the activities I love to do.” Published: 17 Nov 2017   Surfing, kayaking, bush walking, swimming, fishing and bike riding are all in a day’s work for Mason as he leads groups of participants with disability in outdoor recreational activities, designed to cater for all abilities. Mason […]

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“Trust yourself, everything is possible!”

November 10, 2017

“Trust yourself, everything is possible!” Published: 10 Nov 2017   Arriving in Australia from South Sudan in 2011, Madlina is raising her three young children as a single mum and working hard to create a new future for herself. To support her family, Madlina has juggled a cleaning job, working at a local meat processing […]

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