Kick-start or build your career with our accredited disability courses
If you are looking for a career in the disability support or community services sectors, we offer a range of accredited courses to help you to build your skills, knowledge, and experience.
With the NDIS currently being rolled out across Australia, there has never been a better time to kick start your career, with the demand for disability support worker positions set to double.
Read about a day in the life of a disability support worker
from House with No Steps staff member, Kelly.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability, Aged Care or Home and Community Care) - CHC33015
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
Certificate IV in Disability - CHC43115
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
Certificate 4 in Mental Health - CHC43315
This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide self-directed recovery oriented support for people affected by mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work involves implementing community based programs and activities focusing on mental health, mental illness and psychiatric disability. Work is undertaken in a range of community contexts such as community based non-government organisations; home based outreach; centre-based programs; respite care; residential services, rehabilitation programs; clinical settings; or supporting people in employment. Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.
Certificate 4 in Leisure and Health - CHC43415
This qualification reflects the role of workers participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of leisure, health activities and programs for clients in one or more sector areas. Workers may be in residential facilities and/or in community agencies and day centres, completing specialised tasks and functions in relation to leisure and health. While workers are responsible for their own outputs, work is carried out under direct or indirect supervision within defined organisation guidelines.
Diploma of Disability - CHC50108
This qualification covers workers who are responsible for the coordination and management of agencies delivering services to people with a disability.
Workers in this role:
Are usually also involved in service delivery, either direct client work and/or community development projects
Have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers