Vacancies available in journalism course

Graduate Melissa Barker, of Kelmscott, with learning partner Kara Fraussen, of Yokine, and graduate Pampam Li, of Tuart Hill . Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d404189
Graduate Melissa Barker, of Kelmscott, with learning partner Kara Fraussen, of Yokine, and graduate Pampam Li, of Tuart Hill . Picture: Marcelo Palacios www.communitypix.com.au d404189

The Catalyst Clemente program offers the accredited course in humanities through Edith Cowan University for disadvantaged adults who may be experiencing homelessness, mental health or drug and alcohol issues.

If students complete four courses, they receive a University Certificate of Arts and Humanities from ECU.

Lectures are offered at Wattle House Community Centre in Maddington and students can also choose to attend extra weekly study session offered by Mission Australia and the program’s learning partners.

There are four places open for new students to start in semester two and the program also requires two new volunteer learning partners and childcare support providers.

Next semester’s unitis an English unit called ‘Children, Youth and the Global Media’.

Catalyst support worker Katrina Drayton said learning partners were critical to the success of students.

‘They aren’t expected to be ‘experts’ in the subject, they simply help students to organise their study, use the internet or library and talk through their ideas on essay preparation and tutorials,’ Ms Drayton said.

For more information, call 9493 2447 or draytonk@missionaustralia.com.au.