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Congratulations to Karingal Training

The Department of Education has just released the Approved Provider List for Training and Assessment Qualifications (TAE).

Effective immediately, out of the 438 VTG funded Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Victoria, Karingal Training is one of only 17 providers that can now deliver Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to students under the Victorian Training Guarantee. In addition, Karingal Training is the only Learn Local RTO to be approved and one of only two RTOs outside of TAFE/Universtity across the State. 


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Building community inclusion

Five Karingal clients have seized the opportunity to soak up new experiences as part of the Community Inclusion Initiative.

The National Disability Services project was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It saw five Karingal clients and their families step outside the square and try something new. By doing so, they co-designed innovative ways to build community inclusion.

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A growing partnership: Karingal Foundation joins another M~M journey

The Karingal Foundation has again combined with Mountain to Mouth: Geelong's Extreme Arts Walk in a partnership that will have invaluable ongoing benefits for the community.

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From the CEO: an opportunity to be stronger together

Karingal and St Laurence are undergoing due diligence following the announcement of a potential merger of the two organisations.

Announced on March 10, the merger presents an opportunity for Karingal and St Laurence to strengthen disability services.

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Eastern Hub Geelong at the heart of the community

Eastern Hub Geelong offers a community space like no other in the Geelong region where people of all abilities and ages can come together.

A Karingal initiative, the $6.5 million centre was opened on April 21 by Member for Geelong Christine Couzens and Karingal chair Rodney Payne in front of more than 150 guests.

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Karingal Training helps Heidi get her mojo back

When Heidi Wisken presented to her doctor with rapid weight loss, vomiting and no energy, she said her "mojo had got up and gone". After 18 months of numerous assessments and tests, Heidi was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and then depression.

In May 2015 Heidi commenced a Certificate I Work Education course with Karingal Training in the hope of returning to work.

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Karingal and St Laurence possible merger

On Thursday March 10th the Karingal and St Laurence Boards announced a possible merger of the two organisations.

The Boards of both organisations have unanimously supported this proposed merger and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 

Over the next two months due diligence  processes will be done by both organisations.

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Media release: Karingal thinks outside the box to maximise independence

An Australian-first workshop which designed and created assistive technology products for people with a disability has laid the foundations for more innovation in the Barwon region.

Karingal teamed up with AbilityMate for an innovation session on February 22 and 23, empowering six people with a disability to design products that would enhance their independence. AbilityMate manufactured the products using 3D printers and basic materials including plastic.

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Honouring high achievers at awards night

More than 150 people attended a night of celebration at the 2016 Geelong Awards for People with a Disability, which recognised the fantastic contributions of people with a disability.

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Community Services - Job Ready Qualifications
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Community Services Work
These courses give people the opportunity to combine a passion for care and community services with a rewarding career in a growing field. Learn More
Aged Care
For those aiming to commence a career or update the skills required to work in community and/or residential settings, supporting people to maintain their independence and quality of life. Learn More
These qualifications prepare carers for a rewarding career and provide the knowledge, understanding and confidence to deliver support to a range of people in their homes or in a range of support programs. Learn More
Mental Health
This course is for people interested in applying their knowledge and life skills to supporting people taking steps towards recovery from a wide range of conditions. Learn More
Karingal Training Course Guide

The Karingal Training Course Guide is now available online. 

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General Education and Work Ready Courses
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Karingal through its division MatchWorks supports over 27,000 job seekers every year. Learn More
General Education
Karingal Training understands that for some people, learning in just a classroom doesn’t work. Learn More
Short Courses
At Karingal Training we provide targeted accredited and non-accredited training though short courses designed to improve your current workplace skills or help you become job ready. Learn More
Employment Pathways and Foundations Skills
Karingal Training is proud of its professional trainers and the high quality of its programs. Learn More
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