Support for Carers in the spotlight

The Centre for Continuing Education highlighted its support for carers at the Caring and Aging Well Community Festival today, organised by the Rural City of Wangaratta and Open Door Neighbourhood House as part of National Carers Week.

Chris Greentree shared information about the Carers Employment Support program. This program helps unpaid carers, who care for a family member or friend with an illness or disability, to find training or work that is compatible with their duty of care.

The program offers an employment readiness assessment, active support to access training, and help in finding employment opportunities. Carers can enter suitable VET courses or short courses, for instance get their RSA or improve their digital literacy.

The Centre is offering special pricing to carers this week for short courses in hospitality, a sector that offers flexible arrangements that can fit around caring obligations.

In the photo

From left to right: Harry Bussell, Deputy Mayor Rural City of Wangaratta – Chris Greentree Project Leader The Centre – Dean Rees Mayor Rural City of Wangaratta – and Paula Currell, Program Officer The Centre.

More information

More on the program can be found at

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