Course Info

Qualification Overview

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.

Target Audience

Secondary students wishing to undertake a School based Traineeship, school leavers, wanting to be employed in disability or aged sectors. This course can also be considered by people who have no experience and wanting to seek employment in the disability sector.


There are no formal pre requisites to this   qualification however, students must successfully pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to their enrolment. Also must hold  a current and satisfactory Police Record Check  and be fully vaccinated before  commencing their placement.


Study Modes Available

We have a variety of study modes available to suit you.

  • Classroom – face to face learning in class. We provide one -on -one guidance to our classroom students. our classes are only conducted during school terms and are once a week from 9.30 am to 3pm
  • Online – Self-paced learning (flexible learning)
  • Virtual classes – virtual classes are done through Teams for students who are not able to attend face to face classroom training but prefer face to face learning. You have the flexibility to attend virtual class from wherever you are. They are conducted during school terms and are once a week.


Average completion time is 12 months. The full qualification must be completed within 24 months from date of enrolment and regular submission of assessment tasks is required.



To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work in an approved care facility such as in aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation .


Assessment Methods

Unit Assessment-1 Unit Knowledge questions- comprises of questions and answers, case studies, research to test the knowledge of the student.
Unit Assessment-2 Performance evidence- to test the practical skill of the students. Conducted in simulated work environments, placement centers and /or projects depending on the unit requirement


Career Opportunities

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant


Fees & Charges

Please contact the training office on 9748 9233 for fees and charges.

Start Dates

No specific start date.


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Virtual Classes

No specific location provided, please contact the office at (03) 9748 9233.

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