Ageing, Home and Community

You understand that everyone in our community deserves quality of life. Launch or progress a career in care with a nationally-recognised genU Training qualification. Help older people or people with a disability maintain independence and enjoy life. Be equipped with the skills and knowledge for a meaningful career in ageing and home care from a training provider with long-term industry experience and solid links for career pathways.

Ageing and home care career opportunities

  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care worker
  • Home maintenance worker
  • Community care worker
  • Activities assistant

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Help turn lives around. Widen your knowledge and learn skills to meet the challenges of helping people with alcohol and drug dependencies.  Under the guidance of qualified and experienced trainers, learn to support clients through their detoxification and recovery. Graduate with confidence in knowing you have a nationally-recognised and reputable genU Training qualification.

Alcohol and other drugs work career opportunities

  • Rehabilitation support worker
  • Outreach worker
  • Family support worker
  • Drug and alcohol support worker
  • Case worker

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Community Services

Turn a passion for community services into a rewarding career. A genU Training qualification delivers hands-on training and key skills for a successful career in the Community Services sector. Learn from trainers with years of practical experience. Access pathways to community services work only genU Training can offer. Our links with genU - a not-for-profit organisation with more than 60 years' experience in caring for others - provide a head-start like no other.

Community Services career opportunities

  • Assistant community services worker
  • Care service employee
  • Customer service officer
  • Personal care assistant
  • Domestic assistant
  • Support worker
  • Case worker
  • Client contact officer
  • Youth worker
  • Juvenile justice officer
  • Respite carer
  • Personal care worker
  • Community house worker

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Enrich lives and provide opportunities. Choose a genU Training qualification and be well-prepared for a career in disability work with a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider. Be rewarded with a fulfilling job providing personal, physical and emotional support to people with a disability in their homes and the community. Help deliver new choices and opportunities. It's our practical experience in the disability care sector that stands us apart and enables genU Training to offer exceptional and nationally-recognised qualifications in all areas of disability work. Our students are sought after in the care sector. Many graduates find jobs with genU, a not-for-profit organisation that's been caring for people with a disability for over 60 years.

Disability career opportunities

  • Disability support worker
  • Residential care officer
  • Lifestyle support office
  • Employment co-ordinator (disability)
  • Personal support worker
  • Family support worker
  • Respite support worker
  • Disability programs facilitator
  • Day programs support worker

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Foundation Skills

'One of the first lessons I learned from genU is that it is never too late to start something new. The trainers and staff at genU went out of their way to ensure I understood what I was being taught. Lessons were practical, hands on and industry relevant and they also assisted with my work placements.' - Deb, Disability and Mental Health Support Carer and former genU Training studentYour future starts with genU Training's Foundation Skills courses. 

genU Training is committed to providing vocational pathways for people with a disability. Our accredited foundation courses are designed for people with an intellectual disability or permanent cognitive impairment.

These programs support learners to improve their language and literacy, learn skills to take part in the community and develop confidence and the ability to find meaningful work. Our practical and engaging courses address individual needs and break down barriers to employment and education.

genU Training Course Coordinator Ron McGlynn (Pictured right) has contributed to the education of people with an intellectual disability for over 30 years. In support of the development of initial literacy and numeracy skills, Ron was integral in the development of two courses (Course in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy & Certificate I in Initial Adult Literacy and Numeracy) designed specifically for students with a disability, both of which focus on the development of foundation skills. In recognition of his contribution, Ron was awarded the Pride of Australia Inspiration Medal.  

These courses are made available free of charge to all students attracting Skills First funding. genU Training is the leader in delivering accredited foundation courses to students with a disability and is proud of the many hundreds of students who have graduated from these programs. 

Contact us and discuss how we can support your education goals.

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Get the edge for a career in hospitality. Demand for hospitality staff is on the rise with a both full and part time work readily available. A genU Training hospitality qualification provides hands-on and reputable training in this dynamic area. Learn skills and be ready for a variety of interesting jobs in restaurants, cafes, clubs, retail outlets and hotels.

Hospitality career opportunities

  • Bar attendant
  • Bottle shop attendant
  • Barista
  • Catering assistant
  • Food and beverage service provider
  • Receptionist or front office assistant
  • Porter
  • Housekeeping member

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Mental Health

Encourage others to thrive. Learn skills, experience and confidence to promote mental health. Support and enable people with a mental health issue by giving them guidance to live positive lives. A nationally-recognised genU Training qualification in mental health gives you the ability to support people with a mental illness take part in the community, prevent relapse and promote recovery.

Mental Health career opportunities

  • Community rehabilitation and support officer
  • Mental health rehabilitation support officer
  • Community support liaison
  • Mental health support worker
  • Mental health outreach co-ordinator

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Short Courses

Move ahead. Expand current work skills or improve readiness for your chosen career with a genU Training short course.

Get the knowledge you need to take the next steps on your career journey under the guidance of expert trainers.

Our short courses are available for individual or group bookings and are ideal for refreshing or updating your skills and knowledge.

Contact us and discuss the accredited and non-accredited courses best suited to your career goals.

You can also have a look at our 2018 short courses brochure (PDF).

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Make a difference to young lives. Through a genU Training qualification in Youth Work, learn to effectively offer a guiding hand to vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. Give people aged 10 to 25 years the abilities, confidence and resilience to live positively. Our trainers are employed in the youth sector and offer real insight and understanding of the challenges and benefits of a career in this field.

Youth Work career opportunities

  • Community development worker (youth)
  • Residential care worker
  • Youth and family services worker
  • Youth case worker
  • Recreational youth activities worker

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