WorkAbility and project partner TAFE Queensland visited Mareeba, Far North Queensland, this month to connect with Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Primary Health Care Services and other local organisations to talk about the Tablelands community workforce.

The group discussed what Foundation Skills are needed for local workers, NDIS services and community organisations.

They also talked about connections to country, and shared stories about current health and community work on the Tablelands and how best to support people in community.

TAFE Queensland Community Services Product Lead Bev Charnley said it was important to listen and talk about best ways to learn in order to build the capacity of the workforce in Mareeba and the Tablelands.

“Getting important information correct in order to co-design programs is essential,” she said

“Our visit to connect with Mulungu and other community organisations started the development of our Foundation Skills initiative.”

“The Mareeba group has a strong design and leadership role in developing the appropriate content and will come together again in November to continue to refine this before the rollout of the Foundation Skills pilot.”

Pictured: Una Stewart (Pinnacle Support), Sapana Basnet (Lives Lived Well), Mandy Strathearn (WorkAbility), Charnley (TAFE Queensland), Olive Tau Davis (Consultant), Christine Woods (Mulungu), Virginia Carr (Flexicare), Sylvia Wright (Mulungu), Raylene Hodges (QCOSS), Robynn Hooley (Mulungu), Jeff Nelson (QCOSS), Jeanette Hollo (Pharaoh Care FNQ Pty Ltd), Mary Rizk ((Pharaoh Care FNQ Pty Ltd).

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