Help others discover greater independence through equipment and technology
This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform as an Assistive Technology Mentor. Assistive Technology Mentors assist and support people with disability and/or carers to make informed choices about their assistive technology and home modification needs.
Upon successful completion of this course, students receive a nationally accredited Certificate IV in Assistive Technology Mentoring.
Qualified Assistive Technology Mentors will be able to:
- Research a range of assistive technology and home modification options with the aim to meet the specific needs of others.
- Teach and support others to find assistive technology solutions for themselves.
- Provide impartial information and guidance about assistive technology possibilities to support individual choice.
Students are required to attend 23 days of training, from June 2018 to June 2019, at a Rocky Bay site in the Perth Metro region as part of this course.
Could you be an Assistive Technology Mentor?
Rocky Bay is offering seven scholarships for a ‘Certificate IV in Assistive Technology Mentoring’.
To be considered for this course, you will be required to:
- live with a disability or care for a family member who is living with a disability
- have experience using assistive technology
- have a passion for equipment/technology
- have a passion for helping others
- be an excellent communicator
- have access to a personal computer or laptop
- be able to attend 23 days of training in the Perth metro area over the duration of the course
- Be able to commit to study hours outside of taught sessions to complete assessment for each unit.
To be able to also complete a practice portfolio alongside completing the units
If successful, by the end of 2019 you could be one of only a handful of people in Western Australia qualified as an Assistive Technology Mentor. Rocky Bay will also provide you with a second year of support while you look for opportunities to use your new skills.
How to apply
The full cost of this course is $8,500. Seven scholarships are currently available for successful applicants, which covers fees relating to this course.
Please send your application documents:
Attention: Danielle Smitham
13 Baling Street
Enrolment requirements for this course includes:
- A one page document that succinctly outlines:
- Your name, date of birth and address
- Your employment history (where applicable to this course)
- A document that answers the following questions:
- What experience do you have in using equipment and technology, for either yourself or someone you care for?
- Why are you interested in becoming an Assistive Technology Mentor and what makes you the right candidate for this course?
- The course requires a significant commitment in terms of your time, availability and ability to travel. How will you manage this commitment?
- What support requirements will you need to be successful in completing this course?
Apply before 11th May 2018
There are 7 places available for this course, so careful selection is undertaken for suitable candidates. The process is as follows:
- Documentation is assessed and shortlisted applicants are selected
- Shortlisted applicants are interviewed
- Successful applicants are contacted following interview
If you are offered a scholarship, you will be asked to pay a deposit of $200 which will be returned at the end of the course.
If you have any questions, call Danielle on (08) 6399 4111.