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Study options to kickstart your career

Whether you’re a school leaver looking to start your journey into employment, or a professional looking to further your career, Learn Local can give you the skills and qualifications to get ahead in your field. Learn Local is a Victorian Government initiative that helps adults of all ages and experience further their education through accredited education partners.

As a Learn Local provider we have a number of studying options for people in Broadmeadows and the wider Victorian Community. Through the Learn Local program, you can enrol in a partially or fully subsidised course with Brite Institute that can help further skills for study, work and life. When you choose to study with Brite Institute, you are choosing to study through a registered not-for-profit organisation that focuses on creating education and employment opportunities for people with disability within the Broadmeadows community.

Our Course Outcomes

When you study with Brite we provide you with the assistance to help you get the most out of your course, and help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to take the next steps in your career. Our courses in disability and aged care are taught by experienced professionals. By undertaking a Learn Local course, you will be able to step into a vital role within the local community.

Through our courses you can undertake a number of different career paths. Gaining a Certificate III and IV can help you to get started or further a career in:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Activities officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Care assistant
  • Care services employee
  • Care team leader
  • Client assistant
  • Community access coordinator
  • Community leisure officer
  • Disability officer
  • Disability support officer
  • Home care assistant
  • Hostel supervisor
  • In-home respite worker
  • Leisure officer
  • Nursing assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care worker
  • Social program coordinator
  • Recreation activities officer
  • Residential care worker
  • School support worker
  • Support worker

Our Students

“Brite provides a necessary and wide range of services to the community. We’ve been associated with Brite for 29 years through two of my children. They both enjoy working at Brite, it gives them a sense of contributing and a reason to get up in the morning”

“My son couldn't be more happy with Brite. He loves going to work there, meeting friends and feeling like a grown up working.

The staff there never hesitate in being there for me [as a parent] as well. My son never wants to miss a day, which tells me a lot. If he could work more days there he would.

Thank god for Brite; our kids need places like this for giving them independence and a sense of worth.”

“My son couldn't be more happy with Brite. He loves going to work there, meeting friends and feeling like a grown up working.

The staff there never hesitate in being there for me [as a parent] as well. My son never wants to miss a day, which tells me a lot. If he could work more days there he would.

Thank god for Brite; our kids need places like this for giving them independence and a sense of worth.”

 

Everything we do at Brite directly helps people with disability live a more fulfilling life. Our Learn Local courses help create better care options for people with disability by training current and future disability support workers in an environment that deeply understands their future constituents’ needs and desires. Undertaking a course through Brite Institute also helps to fund our tailored programs for people with disability in order to offer supported and open employment in fulfilling roles.

FAQs

Who is the Learn Local program for?

The Learn Local program is for Victorian adults who are looking to study in order to prepare for work or study. You can undertake a Learn Local program at any point in your life or career, depending on a few key criteria. You can find out if a Learn Local program is for you here.

Is the Learn Local program suited for people with disability?

The Learn Local program is available for Victorian adults with or without disability. We offer a number of subsidised courses through the Learn Local program that are tailored for people with disability, such as our Brite Pathways course. You can find more Brite Institute courses tailored for people with disability here.

I want to work in disability or aged care - is this the right option for me?

There are a number of programs you can undertake as part of the Learn Local program that can lead to a number of outcomes in the disability or aged care sector.

Why should I undertake a Learn Local course?

By taking a Learn Local course you’ll learn from local, not-for-profit providers, subsidised either partially or in full by the Victorian Government. Find out if a Learn Local program is for you here.

How long will it take me to complete my course through Learn Local?

A Certificate III is a great place to kick start your career in aged care, disability, or home care. You can complete this level course at Brite Institute in approximately 12 months.

A Certificate IV is a stepping stone in the industry to open more doors, and upskill to a supervisory position. You can complete this level course at Brite Institute in approximately 9 months.

What delivery modes do you offer?

Brite offers two delivery modes; face-to-face learning and flexible online study.

 

Face-to-face learning is primarily for new entrants to the field. In this delivery mode, all learning occurs in a face-to-face context, on site. All learning material is online, so assessment tasks can be completed in the classroom or at home.

Flexible online study is a wholly online delivery mode and is suited best for people currently employed in the field. Flexible online study has no face-to-face contact with teachers or other students except for a 6 weekly Zoom FAQ session. The delivery of all learning resources and assessment occurs online.

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