Skills & Training

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SCARF recently received funding through ETC Community Support Grants to provide short course training to 15 candidates. Due to the enthusiastic support from the ETC Group and the support from NSW Department of Education and Communities, this program has expanded substantially.

We are looking forward now to providing training to 23 community members across two well-respected and job-focused courses:

Pathology and Aged Care training (December 2013-April 2014)

With funding from NSW DET we have recently offered four candidates the opportunity to study for Pathology Collection (Certificate III) with Southern Pathology

With funding from DEEWR and support from Wesley Training we have recently been able to offer partial Certificate III in Aged Care with work experience to five candidates.

IT ProgramStudent with computer

For many refugees, email and other online social networking tools are the most efficient way of communicating with family and friends ‘back home’, those still waiting in overseas refugee camps, and their new communities in the Illawarra. Phone call costs are prohibitive and, in many cases, phone contact is impossible.

One of SCARF’s most popular and most valued services is our IT Program. SCARF offers basic computer skills training and internet access at our centre. We also support refugees to access refurbished computers at a low cost through other local organisations.

Think you can help by sharing your skills? Contact us to find out more about our needs.

Past programs

Chris. Cartledge and Past President Jan Kent shaking hands.

One of SCARF’s most popular and most valued past programs was the Computers for the Community Program, where community members registered with SCARF could apply for a computer, provided for a very small fee to cover the cost of software licenses.

SCARF would like to extend a big thank you to our retiring Computers for the Community and IT Manager Chris. Cartledge.

Chris. has contributed to SCARF on so many levels since 2007, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.