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Sally’s Place is a locally owned and operated Learning Center. We are now a mobile center that is able to deliver training across many sites. Sally’s place operates within the community and gains support from the community. It is funded privately and has been set up solely using personal funds. The whole purpose of Sally's Place is to assist and support people who struggle to access services and to enhance their chances of employment. In essence it is a place for people to come and explore their next step in life. We try to move people forward step by step and at their own pace. At the beginning of 2015 we left our site in Logan Central and became more mobile.

 

We are unique in that we partner with Regisdtered Training Organisations to maximise the range of qualifications that our students can access.  Our highly qualified trainers offer a wide range of flexible delivery methods to ensure that our students learning experiences are holistic and well supported. Our belief is that everyone is entitled to be the best they can be. In times where people struggle to find the motivation to follow their dreams, Sallys place works throught the barriers that might be stopping them from taking that next step.

 

 

We have small classes that are flexible in the delivery and every one is treated as an individual.  We have worked with people with mental illness, long term unemployed, Indigenous, non english speaking and people with a disability, structuring programs for every class that give participants every opportunity to succees. Wherever posible we are employment focused and help find an job oportunities at the end of the training  or at least a pathway into further study or other outcome. Because Sally’s Place is privately run we can support individuals in many different ways.  So different learning styles can be explored and supported to ensure the best outcome for all.

 

There is nothing worse that begining to get motivated and the course is over and you fall back into the unmotivated place where you started. Sallys Place works hard to avoid that. Sally’s Place founder, Sally Poole, has spent many years working with people in need which include long term unemployed, disengaged youth, mental health, disabilities and indigenous. We encourage throughout the training and beyond and we work with Job netowrks and others connected to the individual to ensure the support is always present and works for the student to enhance their experience.

 

At Sally’s Place we teach many things and pride ourselves on being flexible and holistic in finding a solution. We partner with Registered training organisations to be able to deliver accredited training some of which is government funded. 

 

 

We travell to remote areas and work with Indigenous communities where we sit with the elders and build relationships to find out what the community wants and structure our presence there to make sure there are outcomes for the communities.  On top of that, we network with industry and work closely with our students to ensure our students have the best chances at acheiving  gainful, meaningful employment at the completion of their studies.

 

At Sally's Place, we have a no wrong door policy so if you need assistance just give us a call - there is always someone on the other end of the phone ready to assist.  Even if we dont have the course you are after  we can generally point you in the right direction.

 

Click here to see the courses and training that Sally’s place can offer you and what is happening at Sally’s Place.  Or give us a call and say hi…  you never know what you might find at Sally’s Place. You can also stay in touch with us by subscribing to our Facebook page.

 

Our Staff

      Sally Poole

Sally Poole has had extensive experience in training organisation's and has delivered accredited training across a variety of areas within her 20 years in the industry. Sally is very people orientated and hands on. When training with Sally you will be sure to walk away with a broad knowledge of the topic but will also have had a fun learning experience as she is quite innovative and believes it isn't all about sitting in a classroom but experiencing different aspects of training and all learning styles. 

Sally believes in working holistically with each person to break down any barriers that they may have that are stopping them from moving forward and work through these first.   Sally teaches Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Disabilities and Job preparation skills. She is studying her TESOL Certificate IV and is studying to be a Literacy and Numeracy specialist. Sally’s place is a culmination of many years spent assisting people to achieve their goals and the idea that we all can all make a difference

 

 

 

Tim Frost 

Tim is a roving trainer with Sally’s Place and travels to remote areas of Queensland delivering training and Life skills. Tim began his career as an apprentice boilermaker he has worked as a meat worker and lived and worked in London managing clubs and pubs. He returned to Australia and took up a career in Formwork and after an injury became an Employment consultant for People with Disabilities. A career change saw him working as a union representative until he settled into training and assisting marginalised and works tirelessly to assist people to achieve their goals. Tim trains Hospitality, Disabilities, Business management, Retail and Job preparation skills. Tim’s classes are lively and full of great stories which come from the many experiences he has from his working life these help to keep the students engaged and makes learning fun and practical..

 

 

 

 Ryan Barnes

Ryan is our lead Hospitality Trainer  he has over 15 years industry experience in all areas of Hospitality.

He is considered an expert in his field and is well respected throughout the Queensland hospitality industry.  Ryan  makes training a fun experience and ensures that every learner is putting their best foot forward.  Regardless of and barriers that there may be  Ryan ensures that each student is supported and recieves a great learning experience.  He believes in his students and their abilities and this is highlighted by his great outcomes and employment opportunities he has gained for his students



 

 

Contact us to find out how we can help you get on track with your employment.

Sally’s Place Learning Centre

PO Box 403 Browns Plains QLD 4118
info@sallysplace.net.au

0404 569380

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