A new partnership between Infoxchange and Chisholm Institute, provides Community and Social Services students at Chisholm with industry-focused technology to use during their training, equipping them with job ready skills for when they graduate.
A new student version of Infoxchange’s nation-wide web-based case management system called Specialist homelessness Information Platform (SHIP), has been specially developed for use by Chisholm students.
SHIP is well known across the Community and Social Services industry, and used by professionals to record client information, case notes and case plans and report on the current state of homelessness across the country.
Raelene Stockton, Manager Community and Social Services at Chisholm, said the TAFE is constantly looking at ways to evolve its practical courses and provide industry-relevant learning experiences, especially in the Community and Socials Services space.
“This partnership with Infoxchange has provided our students with another way to connect with what goes on in the industry and better understand the challenges faced with vulnerable communities and create social inclusion,” explained Ms Stockton.
Initially, Infoxchange’s SHIP will be incorporated into a homeless unit within Mental Health and Youth Work courses at the Berwick and Frankston Chisholm campuses, and then it will be rolled out to all other Community and Social Services course areas at the TAFE.
Students will be provided with a certificate of completion once they finish the training, which they can add to their resume.
Mr David Spriggs, CEO of Infoxchange said it is critical that the next generation of people moving into the social justice sector gain experience with the latest technology used in the industry.
“This is the first education partnership we have established for our case management system and we are keen to work more closely with Chisholm and the TAFE sector more broadly to expand on this initiative in the future,” said Mr Spiggs.