The EQUALS Group
The EQUALS Foundation was established as a charitable organisation dedicated to improving the lives of the disadvantaged. Everyone can be involved, no matter how big or small that role may be. The implementation of meaningful projects focussing on sustainable development, promotion of human rights and global equality are some of the key driving forces.
The Foundation’s current project, the Akanu Ohafia Institute of Learning, is making a profound difference in the lives of disadvantaged children, their families and the Akanu community. We need you! Sponsor a child, a teacher, or make a donation today!
Learn more and get involved by visiting our website here.
ASPECTS OF HEALING
Aspects of Healing is Adelaide’s first integrative health centre – an authentic model of health care where the best of western and eastern medicine is combined to achieve optimal results. Our General Medical and Nursing Practitioners, Allied and Complementary Health Therapists work together to customise treatment services for our diverse client and patient group.
Integrated healthcare is an evolving, dynamic way of understanding health and dis-ease, and is more than a mixture of therapeutic healing. The essence of healing is integration, thus Integrative healthcare focuses on treating the whole person and not just the symptoms.
How do Aspects of Healing and EQUALS International work together?
Our two organisations work collaboratively to provide industry support and clinical experience for our learners and clients. We integrate our health centre Medical Practitioners and Therapists into our accredited and pre vocational health and nursing programs and offer learners a unique opportunity to work in Australia’s leading integrative health centres.
If you are a prospective learner who wants to learn more, please speak with our Enrolments team on 08 8110 1200.
Ayurveda Village provides a unique training and practical learning environment where EQUALS students can learn and practice Ayurveda in this pristine, peaceful natural environment. Student accomodation is also available subject to availability.
The Village offers a nurturing andspiritual environment where people can recuperate, rejuvenate and reacquaint themselves with who they really are. A place where they can shed layer upon layer of the material, emotional and spiritual toxins they have accumulated over the years and find their ‘core’.
Positioned on 9 acres of beautiful land in the Adelaide Hills, it is laced with gum trees, green grass and superb gardens. Sitting on the top of the hill is a renovated house where they invite you to come and join them for a cup of Ayurvedic tea and sit in the gardens and just be. Enjoy the birds signing in the trees, the lush gardens, and the wind whistling around your ears as you become in tune with the environment.
Ayurveda recognises that we are not all the same. We are each unique and therefore need something different. Ayurveda Village offers Yoga, various workshops and traditional, classical Ayurveda treatments including Pancha Karma customised to each individual in an environment conducive to health and healing. At the same time, they are committed to education and empowering clients to know and understand their constitution (Prakriti) and what creates the imbalances (Vikriti) that cause dis-ease.
The wonderful team welcome students and members of the wider public.
Enquire about workshops, Pancha Karma retreats and accomodation at email@example.com.
Learn more about Ayurveda Village by visiting the website here.
CENTRE FOR EQUALITY
The Centre for Equality is a non-government organisation dedicated to promoting equality and human rights. The Centre for Equality was established to promote equality and to improve human rights for people of the world. It is a non-government organisation which was founded in Australia and works with communities, government and industry in Australia and internationally, on social and economic projects and initiatives designed to promote human rights.
EQUALS works collaboratively with the Centre on projects which advance the vision of both organisations.
To learn more please visit their website at www.centreforequality.org.
INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLINIC
EQUALS International and Adelaide’s premier integrative health centre, Aspects of Healing, work together to provide state-of-the-art clinical experience for our Integrative Health learners. Our learners receive professional supervision while they work with patients and clients in this outstanding health centre.
Our Clinic offers the ultimate in professional education and competency based training where learners are able to work and liaise with other accredited medical and health practitioners.
CLINIC TRAINING FEES
Learners participating in the Clinic may be required to pay separate fees depending on the program they are completing and their personal study situation. Please contact us on 8110 4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss Clinical Training at Aspects of Healing in further detail.
Learners who do undertake clinical practice must pass the Clinic Training component in order to receive their qualification.
Clinic Facilitators will assess learners on a regular basis against set competency based criteria.
For further information contact:
Aspects of Healing
25 Leigh Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: 08 8110 4300
BARKUMA & RGHA
Our industry partnership with Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged (RGHA) is founded in a strong and abiding commitment to excellence in care and innovation.
RGHA is a commonwealth funded facility providing the highest quality care for elderly South Australians from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds.
Offering a range of accommodation options and professional services to suit residents in all stages of care, RGHA collaborates with EQUALS to provide uniquely supportive placement and employment opportunities for our students and graduates.
Following a successful pilot program in 2015, RGHA, in partnership with Barkuma and EQUALS commited to engaging a group of motivated and caring individuals to undertake a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015).
The program has been uniquely customised to meet the needs of students living with a disability and celebrates the attitude, spirit and diversity that is shared by our EQUALS and our partners.
The program offers students living with a disability the opportunity to participate in a workbased apprenticeship style program where students undertake a variety of on and off the job training, supported by dedicated staff who are wholly committed to providing ongoing support, advocacy and sustainable employment pathways for the students.
Renewal SA offer an integrated approach to urban development on behalf of the government of South Australia. Through meaningful partnerships with communities, industries and organisations, Renewal SA helps to create innovative places where people want to live, work and play.
Their SA Works Program proudly support training and employment initiatives for local people. With well over 250 graduates over some 5 years of working together, our meaningful partnership with Renewal SA has been characterised by customised training programs designed to meet the unique needs of each target group, learning and career support, job placement and further education pathways.
Most significantly, over 80% of graduates have benefitted from sustainable health and community service employment and study pathways.
These initiatives specifically target local people within the western, southern and northern regions of Adelaide and are delivered with the support of the government of South Australia, community and industry.
Fred’s Van is there to help thousands of South Australians facing hardship, loneliness or disadvantage every year. EQUALS is privileged to contribute to their good work. Our active collaboration with the program involves students from a variety of vocational streams who volunteer their services as part of their vocational programs.
Whether it is our Nursing students who work to provide free health checks for the people of the shelter, or Business & Community Services students offering food and beverage service, we feel deeply connected to the purpose, values and work of St Vincent de Paul and the team at Fred’s Van. Offering comfort and a warm, nutritious meal for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and marginalisation is, we believe, a vital service within our community. Operating from eight sites across Adelaide and two regional sites in Port Lincoln and Port Pirie, this emergency service is delivered by the work and commitment of more than 550 volunteers.
YOUTH ON THE MOVE
Youth on the Move Foundation is a Rotary endorsed Foundation designed to promote and reward innovative young people with a dream for the future.
Designed to provide a range of services, including mentoring and support, prevocational and aspirational programs, scholarship pathways to EQUALS International’s training and development programs and funding opportunities for innovative ideas, YOTM is primarily targeted at working with young people up to the age of 25.
Contact them, or phone us on 8110 1299 for more information.
INTERNSHIP & VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
We understand that finding good peope can be a challenge for any employer. By hosting an intern or volunteer you are not only securing assistance where needed, you also provide students with valuable support and skills development.
Our Internship and Volunteer Program connects organisations to EQUALS students. Hosting an intern or volunteer is about connecting students with real work opportunities and allowing them to be of service where needed.
Bringing fresh energy, ideas and talent into your organisation is easy. Create an internship or volunteer opportunity in a few easy steps by clicking here. Students are able to fulfil a variety of roles and can be part-time or full-time for an agreed period. Past and current projects run over block or part time over a weeks or months.
Host organisations will benefit from:
• students bringing supportive attitudes, unique skills and knowledge gained through their learning
• assistance with projects, research, events or conferences
• fresh perspectives and ideas
• positive community perception and support
• an opportunity to develop links with EQUALS International
For more information please contact our Placement Team on 8110 1200, or email here.
At EQUALS our focus is on creating a special learning experience for each individual… one which is customised to meet your unique needs.
In order to meet the needs of our changing world, EQUALS International has established industry specific Innovation and Industry Advisory Boards to ensure that our programs and services stay at the forefront of human development services.
Our Boards Members represent a rich diversity of academic and industry Professionals from within Australian and around the world. In summary, our Boards:
- Innovate Creative Learning Solutions
- Consult on Key Research and Development
- Implement improvements to Program and Service Delivery
EQUALS has strategic alliances with a diverse range of employers, industry bodies and community groups through Australia and internationally.
These collaborative partnerships seek to ensure that our learners receive the best in industry placement and practical experience, as well as excellent employment opportunities.
INTEGRATED HEALTH & NURSING
EQUALS works with a range of local metropolitan and regional hospitals and health services across Australia.
We partner with key medical, community and integrative health facilities to provide unique clinical placements for our Nursing and Integrated Therapy learners.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PARTNERS
St Francis School of Nursing & Midwifery – EQUALS is pleased to promote our collaborative education partnership with S.F.S.N.M. EQUALS and S.F.S.N.M collaborate to provide further education experiences and exchange programs for our Nursing & Health students.
Opened in October 1998 with the pioneer batch of 23 students, S.F.S.N.M prepares students to become enrolled nurses and nursing assistants. Over its 10 year history, the school has trained more than 1300 students with a majority of its graduates being employed in institutions within Cameroon and beyond.
BUSINESS, HOSPITALITY & MANAGEMENT
EQUALS has delivered quality Business, Hospitality and Management programs for over 20 years. Whether it’s a nationally recognised Diploma program or a short professional development seminar, our industry partners add value and integrity to your learning experience.
Industry placements and guest speakers come from a variety of organisations, including multinational and local employers, community organisations, government departments and agencies.
Speak with us to learn more about how these organisations support your learning experience.