Strengthening communities

Bilingual Carers Project

In collaboration with South Bank TAFE, ECCQ’s Bilingual Carers Project provides support and assistance to CALD Queenslanders to undertake formal training to gain nationally recognised skills and vocational qualifications in Disability and Home and Community.

The project provides:

  • 20 weeks of theory training in a classroom environment at the South Bank TAFE (three and half days per week)
  • Weekly ‘simulated training’ in a clinical laboratory to apply theory into practice
  • 4 weeks of on the job training with local disability/home care employers
  • Comprehensive leaner support from experienced teachers and bi-cultural project staff
  • Individual support to improve the student’s job application writing and interview skills
  • Case management support to students with complex needs and provide referrals

ECCQ and South Bank TAFE will work in partnership to provide comprehensive learner support to help students complete the training and find employment in disability/home & community services.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • aged 15 years or older and no longer at school
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen.

This program primarily targets Queensland residents who either:

  • are ineligible for Australian Government employment services or assistance, or
  • require complementary services because they have significant barriers to learning and employment, or
  • have accessed Australian Government services for more than six months and remain unemployed.

If you are interested in participating or if you wish to refer your clients to the project, please contact Abdul Sohrabi (Program Officer) on 00426 290 038 or email:

This Skilling Queenslanders for Work project is proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government.

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