Tarran is a young Indigenous single parent to 3 children. Through the ParentsNext Program Tarran was assisted to identify her education and employment goals and discussed Childcare options for when she was ready to study. Through this process Tarran identified that she had a long-term goal of working as a Phlebotomist, however she wanted to study with an Indigenous organisation. She requested support and financial assistance to study a Certificate III in Pathology.
Initially Tarran was referred by atWork Australia to Marr Moodirji Training to complete her Certificate III in Pathology. Unfortunately, this program was cancelled due to low student numbers. Marr Moodirji Training however advised Tarran of the opportunity to secure an Indigenous scholarship with North Metropolitan Health Service facilitated by Path West. Tarran was still very determined to be a Phlebotomist and reached out to her ParentsNext Support Consultant Liliana who assisted Tarran with her application. Liliana also helped Tarran with writing her selection criteria, updated her resume as well as assisted her to obtain her previous academic records for evidence in her application.
Tarran’s application was successful and she was invited to participate in a selection interview. Her ParentsNext Support Consultant supported her with interview skills, clothing and transport assistance to attend the interview.
Tarran was successful with her interview and was selected to undertake the Indigenous Scholarship to gain a Certificate III in Pathology through the North Metropolitan Health Service facilitated by Path West. Tarran was supported by atWork Australia throughout her training with work attire, work shoes, car registration, fuel vouchers and smart riders so she can travel to her workplace. She was able to successfully complete her training.
Tarran was offered a 3-month casual contract which may lead to ongoing sustainable employment. Her Support Consultants helped her obtain a Working with Children Check and Police Clearance to assist with her employment requirements.
Tarran says: “I am very happy and grateful for the support and financial help which has led me to complete my Certificate III in Pathology and to my surprise a 3-month contract of employment.”
Tarran adds: “atWork Australia ParentsNext in Armadale have gone above and beyond to provide me with the support I needed to reach my long-term goal of working as a Phlebotomist.”
Every year, atWork Australia helps thousands of clients like Tarran expand their skills and qualifications to help them gain the right job with the right employer. Call us today on 1300 080 856 or enquire online to find out how we can help you meet your career goals.