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The Disability Sector – explore the job opportunities in a fast growing sector!

Jul 17, 2017 Dilek Alpsuzenler
The first Australian Disability Workforce Report has just been released...

Georgia’s Story – what a career in community services can mean

May 31, 2017 National College Student Stories
“I had been out of the workforce for about 4...

Kate received a recognised qualification as recognition for years of service

National College Student Stories
Kate joined the NCA community when she felt she had...

Ricardo – It’s never too late to find a job you love

National College Student Stories
'Doing Certificate IV in Disability with National College Australia was one of the best things I have ever done. I...

Marisola’s journey: one womans commitment to change the future for herself and her family.

May 25, 2017 National College Student Stories
Marisola’s story is an inspirational tale of how training can...

The signs of depression or anxiety

Sep 8, 2016 National College Life
Two of the biggest mental health issues in today’s society are depression and anxiety. According to Beyond Blue, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Anxiety is also the most common mental health condition in Australia....

Taking Extra Time – Why It’s Ok to Go at Your Own Pace

Aug 23, 2016 National College Life
There are a variety of disabilities that can slow a person’s capability to perform day-to-day tasks. As well as causing difficulties in everyday life, this can be quite frustrating to experience, dramatically affecting a person’s self-esteem. Physical...

Independent Living: Teaching people with developmental disorders how to live on their own

Aug 14, 2016 National College Life
Those with developmental disorders can find certain life skills particularly challenging. Often people who struggle with day-to-day activities can also be prone to becoming frustrated or have mental health issues due to feelings of despair and helplessness....

Non-Profit vs Government vs Private Sector Jobs in Community Services

Aug 10, 2016 National College Career Resources
If you’re interested in getting a job in community services it’s important to understand the type of jobs that are available. After all, non-profit, government and private sector jobs, each provide community services in a slightly different...

Understanding the Autism Spectrum

Aug 8, 2016 National College Life
What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way an individual understands and interacts with his or her environment. What is the Spectrum? The autism spectrum is not linear, but rather a spectrum...

Self Care for Carers – How to Not Get Swept up in Another Person’s Life

Jul 24, 2016 National College Work Related
When you are given the role of being a carer for someone else, it can often become easy to forget to care for yourself. It’s common for carers to become swept up in the other person’s life...

Keeping A Sense of Self – Why it’s important for carers not to do everything

Jul 10, 2016 National College Career Resources
As those close to your age, you might find your responsibilities as a carer increasing. Losing independence with the ageing process can be difficult for the carer and the person being cared for. As the carer, you...