Looking to study as a pathway to work?
Are you a woman returning to work?
Kippax Pathways, our study and work program, can help!
look forward to
• personal, one-on-one support
• mentoring and advice about your options
• free workshops to help you to prepare to study disability support services, and to enter the workforce
KIPPAX PATHWAYS CAN help you
• identify study, training, apprenticeships, volunteering and work options
• address potential barriers
• reach your study and work goals
Kippax Pathways was a 2019 Finalist for the ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards, for “Excellence in Inclusive Services and Disability Support.” This award recognises an organisation’s work in demonstrating excellent services that promote inclusion and respond to the needs and aspirations of people with disability.
“I congratulate you on your achievements and commend your valuable contribution to creating a more inclusive Canberra…I was impressed by the incredible leadership, innovation and excellence on display,” Minister for Disability, Suzanne Orr MLA.
Kippax Pathways has a number of study and work options to explore:
Office for Women
We have partnered with the Office for Women, to provide mentoring and support services to women part of the ACT’s Women’s Return to Work Grant Program. Participants will receive one-on-one mentoring sessions with our staff to talk about their study, apprenticeship and work goals. We will support participants to explore the options and get the best value from the grant money. ***This service has now ended.
Disability Support Workers
In partnership with Skills Canberra, we provide support to men and women who identify as having a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (multicultural) background, to explore their study and work opportunities in the Disability Sector. We also provide free workshops to help people to prepare to study at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) (RTO 0101), and to enter the disability support services workforce.
The Mower Shed is a social enterprise of UnitingCare Kippax. It offers lawn mowing and gardening services, equipment hire and servicing at affrodable rates. The team is led by horticulturalists and employs individuals who have difficulty gaining or maintaining employment for a variety of reasons. We provide work opportunities and an environment where job readiness skills such as administration, finance, time management, communication and negotiation skills, are developed. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 62541733.
Kippax Tradestart is another social enterprise of UnitingCare Kippax. Experienced carpenters lead the team of multi-traders who specialise in carpentry (plastering, painting, landscaping, flat-pack installations, decks, stairs, fit-outs and more). Kippax Tradestart provides education opportunities for participants through CIT. The best graduates are later employed at Kippax Trade Start, where they are supported to secure work experience, apprentice ship, other job qualifications and job readiness skills. For more information, contact (02) 6254 1733 or 0410 083 846, email@example.com.
Need more information or want to talk about your options? Contact the Kippax Pathways Coordinator at (02) 6254-1733.