Grow your skills with our range of short courses
For those who want to develop their knowledge of the disability and community services sectors, we offer a range of short non-accredited courses.
These courses are a fantastic way to build your skills and ensure you are up to date with all relevant practices and information.
Disability Induction Program
Whether you’re new to the sector, or just want to learn more, the Disability Induction Program is a great place to start.
You will gain an understanding of the work we do; the rewards as well as the challenges. There are 5 courses in 12 separate modules which all-up will take you 4 to 5 hours to complete.
By the end of the program you’ll have a comprehensive and practical grounding in the work in this sector as well as skills and knowledge you can use across a range of career opportunities.
Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Mental Health First Aid
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.
Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.
Managing Challenging Behaviour
This session covers the skills and knowledge required to respond effectively to difficult or challenging behaviour of clients and others.
This session covers the skills and knowledge required to work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with regard for their needs and within the context of support work.
General Manual Handling
This session covers the skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace processes to identify manual handling requirements of a work function, identify manual handling risks, assess level of risk and apply appropriate risk elimination or control measures.
Disability Service Standards
This session covers the skills and knowledge required to understand the National Disability Service Standards.
Nutrition & Swallowing
This session covers the skills and knowledge required to assist staff and carers to provide food and nutritional care which meets the needs of their clients or family member with a disability.
HLTHPS006 - Assist Clients with Medication
This session covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.
This session covers the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.