Lifeskills is a great place to continue studying post-school or if you would like to work towards a nationally recognised Qualification. At Lifeskills, you have the opportunity to gain and build on your independent living and employability skills through practical placement, valuable literacy, numeracy and communication skills which can be applied to volunteer opportunities, future employment, and everyday life. Lifeskills’ Accredited Training is conducted face-to-face at La Trobe University, Bundoora and Bendigo. You will utilise computer facilities, seminar rooms and workshop at the University in an expansive and supportive learning environment.
Accredited training delivered at Latrobe Lifeskills is nationally recognised.
Lifeskills is listed on a State Approved Foundations Skills Provider in the following disability-specific courses:
As Lifeskills only closes for public holidays and a short Christmas break, intake for the course and certificates can occur at several times a year. Don’t wait, get in touch with us today to discuss your study options at Lifeskills!
Accredited training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Participants may be eligible for a Skills First funded place, contact Lifeskills to find out more.
Delivery of Training
Training is predominantly delivered in a face-to-face classroom based setting at the Lifeskills Bundoora and/or Bendigo training sites located on campus at La Trobe University.
This mainstream learning environment is accessible via public transport, provides buildings and toilets that are wheelchair accessible and has food and drink amenities available on campus.
Lifeskills supports the learning needs of people with disability by ensuring that training rooms have Wi-Fi access, projectors, computers, whiteboards and smart technologies, air-conditioning, and heating. Lifeskills is able to access breakout areas as required.
Lifeskills also provides a range of practical vocational learning opportunities including excursion trips, horticulture and gardening, a car wash, and tool hire to support learning. These are setup as simulated work environments where the Trainer/Assessors will be supervising at all times.
Entry Requirements & Units
Entry to a Course or Certificate is intended for post compulsory school age participants with evidence of a permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability. Evidence of permanent cognitive impairment / intellectual disability could include:
- Formal assessment by a registered medical practitioner
- Doctors / specialist reports
- Attendance at a Specialist School / SDS
- Integration support at school
- Integration support at school with modified curriculum
Participants in a course or certificate will have been identified as having a disability/disabilities or special needs that impact on their ability to learn and/or rate of learning. Participants entering the course will, through their Pre-Training Review and Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment, have demonstrated the minimum foundation skills based on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). Levels to successfully undertake and complete this course. Participants may be asked to attend for a trial period to ensure the course is suitable for their needs and interests.
Contact Lifeskills for more information or refer to our Fees section.
Victorian Training Guarantee (Government Subsidised Training) provided:
Lifeskills encourages individuals with a disability to access government subsidised training