Patrick Rivers

2017
Finalist
Northern Territory

Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Statutory Child Protection)

Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Client Assessment & Case Management)

Patrick Rivers’ VET pathway began in 2013 when he enrolled in a Certificate III in Community Services and the complementing Certificate IV the following year. He has since enrolled in and graduated from a Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention and this year he has graduated with a Graduate Certificate in Community Service Practice: Statutory Child Protection and a Graduate Certificate in Community Service: Client Assessment and Case Management.

Patrick is employed by Territory Families, the Northern Territory Government agency responsible for the care and protection of children.

His commitment to his work and his studies are driven by his own personal experiences as a teenager and being assisted and supported by case-workers to make positive choices in his life.