Kickstart a rewarding career as a disability support worker in a skills shortage area and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Provide individualised support to help your clients reach their full potential, engage with their community and pursue their personal goals.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Provide support to meet personal care needs
Provide help with domestic duties
Help clients navigate the NDIS landscape and gain access to other services
Empower clients to reach their independence and social inclusion goals
Use discretion and judgement in a variety of circumstances
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Real-world experience in 120 hours of work placement
Experience in a simulated community and/or supported accommodation environment
Experience caring for clients with disability either in their home or in supported accommodation
A strong pathway to further study in disability support, community services or nursing A First Aid Certificate
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A National Police Check
Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
Health care worker/student vaccination record card
Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An enjoyment of working with people
The ability to multi-task
A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out manual handling and first aid
Access to a computer and reliable internet. #Note: if needed, you can access computers and internet on campus
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: disability support worker, residential support worker, disability school support officer and disability service officer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 7 core and 6 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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