ALG CONNECT VOL. 21
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EARLY LEARNING MATTERS WEEK
Early Learning Matters Week brings together early childhood educators, parents, carers and community leaders around Australia to raise awareness and understanding of the importance of early learning and the difference the profession makes.
Early Learning Matters Week aims to recognise and raise the profile of early childhood education and care in children’s development and wellbeing in Australia.
It is a great opportunity to tell our communities how high-quality early education and care supports children to be confident, enthusiastic learners, building a foundation for wellbeing and achievement throughout their lives, and all of this through play-based learning.
High-quality, play-based education and care supports young children to learn and thrive, with support from parents, carers and the wider community.
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In this newsletter I would like to share a little bit of my experience in working in the health industry as a disability support worker, and how this could be an opportunity for you to start your career.
If you are new to the industry, getting an understanding about NDIS will be extremely helpful for you. NDIS is the government funding which supports people who are living with disability.
To start in this industry it is essential to have some licences such as “Working With Children Check”, “First Aid”, “CPR”, and an “NDIS Screening Check”. A diversity of training such as Manual Handling, Bowel Care, Urinary Care, and more, will give you essential skills to support your clients in the best way possible.These licences are requested by all companies and will be useful to apply to them prior to getting a job, as this will help the intake process to be quicker.
As a support worker you will have different options workwise such as working for agencies, or working independently. When working for agencies you will have a diversity of options as each provider is focused on different disabilities as they could be physical or mental disabilities. Depending on your preferences it is important you look in a company where you feel comfortable, and you think you can do the best to support others to have a better quality of life. By working for a provider it facilitates your process at the start as you will receive training, and they will allocate you with clients. When working for organisations you will also need to follow procedures such as progress notes, medication charts, etc. This will help you to gain a lot of experience and gain more experience.
If you are someone who enjoys working independently, there are also plenty of options for you. There are some apps such as Mable, and HireUp, which allows you to search your own clients, and make your own arrangements. The difference when working independently is that you might need to have experience, as the clients will not always provide training, and you might not have other support workers who will work with you. If you want to work independently, it is also important that you get an ABN number as in some circumstances this will be essential.
I hope this mini article can be helpful for you, and can help you to start in the industry.
Feel free to contact me through my social media @andresfsernag if you would like to ask me some questions, and I would be pleased to help.
TERM 4 IS UNDERWAY!
It is already the start of Term 4, 2022!! The year has flown by, and we are that much closer to Christmas!
Speak to your trainer and make note of all your due dates as early as you can, so that you can organise your study time and plan for the rest of the term. Click here to access our timetable and make note of any other important dates in your calendar.
As always, it’s time to put together your weekly routine! This includes your sleep schedules, study time and of course much needed down time. It’s all about that balance ⚖️
It is ideal to get into your study routine and keep a healthy lifestyle throughout the term, the earlier you start the easier it is to stick to your plan. Once you’ve established a schedule, it will be easier for your brain to retain all the knowledge you will be soaking in during the term, which means no need for cramming in those last few weeks.
Set your alarms, get enough sleep and plan ahead!
You’ll notice that most of our courses will have required readings, videos to view, and quizzes under the ’Modules’ section of your Canvas, please make sure to leave enough time to complete these as you will need to complete them in order to get to the next weeks’ worth of content.
Spring is still here, but summer feels so close! As always, our Australian sun can be brutal when it decides to shine, so please remember to be sun smart; wear sunscreen, wear a hat, and stay in the shade where possible!
WHAT'S ON IN BRISBANE
Redcliffe Markets Festival of Fright
A spooktacular special event is coming straight to your shore-step this Halloween!
The Redcliffe Markets Festival of Frights is bringing you eats, beats, tricks and treats to the jetty once again, proudly sponsored by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Join us…if you dare! Put on your scari-best outfits and join us for a frightfully fun evening, featuring the region’s best street eats, live entertainment, family activities and over 200 fa-boo-lous stalls!
When: Saturday, 29th October at 4pm
Where: Redcliffe Farmers and Artisan Markets Redcliffe Parade Redcliffe, QLD 4020Cost: FREE ENTRY – Click here to register! Parking: Free street parking or $5 at Pearson Park, Klinger Road Date: Saturday 29th October Time: 4pm to 9pm Address: Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe
WHAT'S ON IN MELBOURNE
Royal Exhibition Building Dome Promenade –
Explore Melbourne’s Oldest Newest Attraction
The Royal Exhibition Building, which has a rich history, was constructed for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition. The Dome Promenade served as a key attraction for the international exhibitions in 1880 and 1888 and provided visitors a unique opportunity to overlook the gardens and view the Melbourne skyline.Participants in this guided tour will meet the tour guide at the meeting point in the Melbourne Museum foyer before travelling across to the Royal Exhibition Building. Visitors will be able to marvel at the views on a guided experience as well as enjoy an exhibition that explores the building’s distinctive history and varied uses over time.
Where: Royal Exhibition Building (9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053) When: Tour opens 29th October 2022
Bookings are required. Click here to visit the website to see more about this amazing event.
VICTORIAN FESTIVAL OF DIWALIClick here for more information The Diwali festival is one of the biggest festivals of the Indian community in Australia. Hindus throughout the world celebrate this festival of light for five days beginning on the 15th day of the 8th month (the month of Kartik) in India’s calendar. After 2 years of interval, the Victorian Festival of Diwali is returning to its iconic home in Fed Square with full grandeur and splendour. There are so many things to do, see, and experience, such as yoga and meditation; beats of drums; drama; breath-taking classical, folk and contemporary dance performances; workshops of Indian dancing for all and crafts for children; games, henna painting, a bustling bazaar and authentic Indian street food. Also, don’t forget to enjoy the spectacular fireworks on the Yarra River! When: Sat 29th October 11 AM to late Where: Federation Square Cost: FREE
WHAT'S ON IN PERTH
It’s time to get spooky 👻If you’ve met our Student Experience team member in Perth, you know she’s ALL about Halloween… here are some of the events handpicked by Bianca to get into the Spoooooky season here on the West side:
Halloween Twilight Market –
Perth Makers Market
The Perth Cultural Centre will host a Halloween Twilight Market, and Perth Makers Market is thrilled to host our great assortment of stallholders. You’ll find all sorts of curiosities; handmade candles, witchy jewellery, crystals and stones, wine, art, plants, the list goes on! There is something for everyone at this event, which has over 80 of the greatest WA Makers, amazing food, a pop-up bar, live music, costumes, and a scavenger hunt.Support local!!When: Friday, 28th October 2022 at 4PM (AWST)Where: WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Perth, AustraliaCost: FREE ENTRY
Study Perth Halloween at the HubJoin StudyPerth Student Hub for their annual Halloween party! Things are getting spooky at the StudyPerth Student Hub this Halloween. Get dressed up and come enjoy loads of fun Halloween-themed activities and snacks, with a prize to be won for ‘Best Dressed’. When: Monday 31 October 2022, 6.00pm – 8:30pm Where: 555 Wellington Street, Perth, Australia Cost: $10 pp Halloween Open Week at Surge Fitness Something for our fitness junkies! The annual ‘Night of the Living Deadlift Competition’ is ON! Surge Fitness Kings Square will be having an Open Week for Halloween! So, grab your friends and classmates for a FREE workout all week! They will also be running their annual Night of the Living Deadlift Competition so join in for a week of gruesome deadlifting for an early Halloween celebration!! Prizes for the best dressed deadlifter and prizes for the winner of each of the 4 categories! Males: 35 years old and under/36 years old and over Females: 35 years old and under/36 years old and over When: Mon Oct 24 2022 at 06:00 am to Oct 31 2022 7:00 pm (AWST) Where: Surge Fitness Perth CBD, 10 Telethon Avenue, Perth, Australia Cost: FREE
WHAT'S ON IN SYDNEY
Deepavali 2022The Diwali/Deepavali festival is one of the biggest festivals of the Indian community in Australia. Hindus throughout the world celebrate this festival of light for five days beginning on the 15th day of the 8th month (the month of Kartik) in India’s calendar.Deepavali 2022 The Festival of Lights will be celebrated in North Sydney by the Hindu Council of Australia. People can enjoy the cultural performances, free Henna, food stalls, photo booth and fireworks with the beautiful background of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge!When: Sat 29th October, 3 PM to 8 PMWhere: Bradfield Park, Milsons PointCost: FREEClick here to find out more!
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