Community & Children’s Services
Skills Partnership Program
We seek selected workplaces to support practical work placements for our students. If you are an employer who is interested in becoming a Box Hill Institute Skills Partner then we would like to hear from you!
Find out more about our Skills Partnership Program.
Chloe Barr, Certificate III in Community Services
“I knew I wanted to study something completely different from what I had learnt at secondary school, and I knew I wanted to help others,” explains Chloe when asked why she chose Community Services to study. A friend with Down Syndrome inspired Chloe to get involved and help out others where possible.
For Chloe, part of the appeal to study at Box Hill Institute was feeling appreciated and treated like an adult, which in turn helped her gain respect among her teachers and students. Chloe enjoyed the course, especially working in a team environment where she showed initiative and established herself as a mentor for classmates.
Outside of her studies, Chloe helps with the Matthew Talbot Soup Van and has also volunteered teaching disabled dancing classes. Chloe is now studying a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Speech Pathology at La Trobe University, with the aim of working overseas as a speech pathologist to fulfill her belief that all people should have the opportunity to be able to communicate.
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