This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be effective in a disability care worker role in the community and/or within a residential setting.
You will learn to use a person-centred approach to assist with personal care by following individualised plans to look after people with a disability.
By promoting healthy lifestyles and social inclusion, and supporting their emotional wellbeing, you will discover how to empower and facilitate the independence of disabled people.
Course Duration and Delivery
The 12 month program is delivered in shorter, more manageable terms of learning.
This allows you to focus on specific sections of the program at one time. These terms also provide the perfect ‘check point’ over the duration of the program to monitor and support your progress.
Each term, you will enjoy an innovative 360 degree learning experience. After a program orientation session, you will engage in online group workshops and tutorials, online activities, and have access to on-demand support as required.
You will also gain hands-on experience from your industry work placement (120 hours) which includes a check-in visit from your trainer.
- Disability Support Worker
- Personal Care Worker
- Home and Community Worker
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This is an entry-level course, and no previous skills or experience are necessary.
While there are no specific entry requirements, participants are required to take the language, literacy, and numeracy skills (LLN) assessment. It will help us understand how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
Computer with access to the Internet and with the ability to conduct video interviews. Minimum specifications for your computer are:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or later or Mac OS X or above
- Microsoft Office
- Up-to-date internet browser
- You may also need access to a printer and the following applications
- Adobe Acrobat reader (free download)
- Adobe Flash player (free download)
Mobile video recording device i.e., a mobile phone that can record short video at a workplace with a supervisor
The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training require participants to be physically capable of performing personal care for adults, lifting, and cleaning.
You MUST provide the below before commencement:
- Police check
- Working with Vulnerable Persons (WWVP)
*Evidence of vaccination can easily be provided by a downloadable certificate from the “MyHealth” record
Total number of units = 13
- 7 core units
- 6 elective units
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Elective|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach||Elective|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||Elective|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion||Elective|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||Elective|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||Elective|
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