33 Bimberi staff boost their youth work skills
ACT Minister for Community Services Joy Burch is congratulating 33 workers at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre who last night graduated with a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Diploma of Youth Work.
Since 2010 the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has partnered with Bimberi Youth Justice Centre to deliver the Certificate IV and Diploma of Youth Work to Bimberi staff members.
"I congratulate the 33 Bimberi staff graduating today and welcome their enhanced skills, techniques and understanding of the theories in the area of youth justice," Ms Burch said.
"The valuable customised training delivered to students in short, intensive blocks throughout the year which has allowed minimal disruption to their work. The practical learning incorporated in the course has ensured that the students can get the most out of the training by directly relating it back to their roles within Bimberi."
CIT is also involved in Bimberi's induction training for new staff members, delivering the standard Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management to a number of employees as part of a package of training solutions.
CIT is also currently supporting a number of Bimberi staff to complete traineeships in the Certificate IV in Youth Justice.
Bimberi Youth Justice Centre is the ACT's youth custodial facility and is managed by the Community Services Directorate. Ms Burch said the centre provided a structured, supportive environment for vulnerable young people.
"Bimberi's key objective is to assist sentenced young people to understand, address and take responsibility for their offending or risk taking behaviours, and the ACT Government is committed to supporting workers increase their skills in this challenging environment."
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