Long-time SU QLD supporter, Greg Beech, is one busy man, but that hasn’t stopped the 55-year old from enrolling in a Certificate IV in Youth Work (CHC40413) with Scripture Union Queensland (RTO 30548).
While the nationally recognised qualification can open doors to a variety of careers working with youth, Greg said he felt drawn to school chaplaincy after seeing how his two daughters are helping children in need.
“One of my daughters is a primary school teacher in an outer Brisbane suburb and my other daughter is a social worker for child safety,” he said.
“I see what they’re doing and some of the situations those children are in, and if I could work in a primary school and bring some kind of positive influence to some young boy or girl, I’d jump out of bed every morning to get to work.”
While there may have been some nerves about heading back to the classroom after so many years working, Greg said he had no issues coming in as a mature-aged student.
“The trainers don’t care if you’re young or old. They’re passionate about training and equipping you with the skills you need. They’re really positive people,” he says.
“I believe mature-age students bring a wealth of experience to the classroom and, through the training, you realise you have a lot to offer to young people in need.
“If you love working with young people and feel like you could bring a positive influence to their lives, I’d say give it a go.”
Applications for our mid-year intake are now open.
To find out more or register your interest in our nationally accredited courses visit training.suqld.org.au, phone (07) 3112 6444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The completion of a qualification with Scripture Union Queensland (RTO 30548) does not guarantee employment in school chaplaincy with Scripture Union Queensland or other school chaplaincy employing authorities.