20 September 2022

Did you know you can complete your studies and work placement while being employed by Life Without Barriers?!

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Join over 8,000 Life Without Barriers employees dedicated to breaking down barriers and changing lives for the better in more than 500 communities across Australia.

We offer a 'Study to Work Gateway' so you can get a head start on your career by completing your studies and student placement while being employed at Life Without Barriers.

Life Without Barriers supports children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illnesses. We work with people who are homeless and refugees, and asylum seekers. With a range of services, you will receive support and advice from industry experts to successfully finalise your studies whilst starting a rewarding career at Life Without Barriers.

Life Without Barriers can offer you a wealth of opportunities. In fact, we have had Operations Managers, Program Managers, Child and Family Practitioners, and Case Managers who kicked off their careers with Life Without Barriers as Youth Workers.

Get a head start on your career by completing your studies and student placement while being employed at Life Without Barriers - one of Australia's leading national social purpose organisation.”

How does it work?

We are committed to providing opportunities to students to ensure they receive valuable industry experience in a sector that makes a difference in the lives of communities across Australia.

It is imperative that we have a committed and skilled workforce to provide quality care to the people we support.

Student placement (also known as vocational, work, clinical or field placement) is a structured assessable component of a student’s course that helps to prepare them for the workforce.

Focussed on linking their knowledge and skills with real workplace situations, students must complete specific tasks over a minimum number of hours and to industry standards.

Participating in a student placement with Life Without Barriers means we can create career paths for students living in our community who are interested in people.

The training provided will be relevant to the workplace and industry standards and to your schooling. This means after your work placement and study, you may be able to get a full-time job at Life Without Barriers like Sally did!

We have seen real success from students coming to us for a short placement and then thriving in the program and staying on for full-time employment.” Natalie Goodman-Jones, Learning & Development Manager.

More about Life Without Barriers

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

We celebrate diversity, and we practice inclusion. We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce where the perspectives and life experiences of our people help us build strong relationships with the people we support. We want our people to be accepted and welcomed for the difference and diversity they bring and feel valued, respected, and connected.

What’s next?

For advice or support, email the Organisational Capability team.

You can also see our current roles here.

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