Bosco

Bosco's Story

Bosco arrived in Australia in early 2009 from South Sudan, after growing up in a Ugandan refugee camp. Upon arrival here, he was keen to get on with life and find a job, so he studied and obtained a Certificate III in Community Service.

Bosco was unable to find a job in Community Services, so continued studying and achieved a Diploma in Youth Work. Unfortunately, he was still unable to secure a job, and had been out of work for ten years when a friend referred him to the Queensland Government-funded Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) scheme, where he undertook a Certificate III in Individual Support at Multicap.

Bosco initially did not believe that Multicap could help him secure a job after training as other training providers had said they could help with jobs after the courses but none had worked out. “I thought it was a lie because of my previous experiences,” he said. Nevertheless, he decided to give it a try. “It was hard to find the right place to do the course,” he said.

Bosco began the 17-week SQW course in January 2019 at Multicap’s Eight Mile Plains campus.

“I found the training very good. The teachers were very supportive and willing to help out or explain better if we did not understand anything,” he explained.

After the training at Multicap, he undertook work placement, applied for the role of a Disability Support Worker (DSW) at Multicap and successfully secured the job.

Bosco says he finds the job very rewarding and likes the teamwork. “Multicap is my first job and it’s been very exciting! I am very happy to be given the opportunity.”

“Multicap is real. I will recommend the course to anyone.”  he commented.

Bosco believes having the job has given him wings to fly and to better plan his future. “This job has given me the opportunity to do anything,” he said. His partner is still in Uganda because he could not afford to bring her over to Australia. With this job, he is looking forward to saving up so she can join him here in Australia.

“I enjoy working with people with disability. In future, I may get training to become a Disability Nurse,” he said.

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