Empowering Pathways into Aged Care


We know that formal training and sustainable employment can change lives. It’s our mission to make sure these opportunities are available to all Australians.

We also know it can be especially difficult for survivors of domestic violence who may need to find work or change jobs quickly, following separation from a violent partner.

Empowering Pathways into Aged Care provides these survivors with recognised training in area of growing demand.

The program will commence in early June, and will be run out of Adelaide Training and Employment Centre (ATEC) in Port Adelaide.

What is the program about?

Proudly sponsored by the South Australian Government, Empowering Pathways into Aged Care is a free, four-week pre-apprenticeship program.

Comprising five units of competency from the Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) [CHC33015], the program allows you to test your interest in a career in the aged care sector.

What are the benefits?

The program will offer you the opportunity to increase your skills and level of self-belief. 

The units of competency from the program will count toward the full Certificate III if you later wish to pursue an apprenticeship pathway into employment in the aged-care sector.

  • What are the details?


    To be eligible for the pre-apprenticeship program, you must be:

    • Living or working in South Australia
    • Over 16 years old
    • Not enrolled in school

    You must also belong to one of the following categories:

    • Australian or New Zealand citizen
    • Permanent Australian resident
    • Holder of a state-sponsored visa on a pathway to permanent residency
    • Holder of a humanitarian temporary visa of a class specified by the Minister from time to time 

    Additional support

    Psychologists from the Corporate Health Group will provide participants with the following health interventions during the program:

    • An evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) intervention workshop, comprised of the following modules: Developing coping strategies, Having the right mindset for employment, Positive psychology, Behaviours and attitudes, Communication skills, Managing stress
    • The option of one-to-one psychological support to better manage the impact of domestic violence on your life (if desired)

Contact us today

To get involved in the program or find out more, contact David Cocks on 0498 667 631 or email him on davidcocks@megt.com.au

Or, if you are receiving support from a community-based organisation or employment services provider, you may wish to ask your case manager to contact David on your behalf. 

Contact us today to find out more!