Disability Services

Studying a qualification in this area will put you on the path to a satisfying, diverse and meaningful career, as you work with individuals to help them achieve their personal goals and maintain wellbeing. With changes to the way that people with disability receive funding and growth in the number of people living with disability, this area has more job opportunities than ever before.

Our courses will help you develop the skills to work with families, manage staff, coordinate services and deliver support to individuals with more complex needs in a wide range of community services agencies.

Induction to Disability short course

Do you want to build your skills to work with people with a disability?
With the need for disability support workers expected to double over the next two years North Metropolitan TAFE's 4-week Induction to Disability skill set is a great start for you.

Course list

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Infection control Skill sets
* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

This skill set is free for everyone

This skill set will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors.

This skill set is free for everyone

The CHCSS00114 Entry Into Care Roles skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors.

The skill set is comprised of the following units.

  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

These units can then be used as credit towards a number of Certificate III courses and is an ideal starting point for anyone considering gaining a qualification in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Disability or as a Health Service Assistant.

Skill set
State ID: EAB72
Industry Education and Community Services

Food Safety for Ancillary Aged and Personal Care Staff Skill Set

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce across a range of areas.

This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures.

The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of building the capacity and understanding of the workforce across a range of areas.

This skill set has been developed to promote safe food practices, infection prevention, and control and safe manual handling measures. These measures will assist in providing a safe environment and hygiene practices when preparing, handling, serving and assisting  with meals. Ancillary aged care and personal care staff including cooks, and chefs as well as staff involved in meal delivery and assisting clients with their meals will benefit from this food handling skill set.

You'll gain the following skills:

  • Undertake manual tasks safely
  • Identify infection hazards and assess risks, including using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) effectively to prevent the spread and transmission of infection
  • Create a safe work environment
  • Understand and implement safe food practices

 

 

Skill set
State ID: AD126
Industry Education and Community Services

High Support and Complex Care - Aged Care

Provide high level care and support in an aged care setting

You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to identify and assess risk, support the complex needs of residents, and provide palliative care. This skill set is best suited for those working within the aged care or disability sectors.

Provide high level care and support in an aged care setting

Residents within the aged care sector have increasingly complex health care needs and higher acuity levels.  This increases the level of support and care needs of residents.  You'll gain additional skills to assess and identify the care needs of residents.  Understanding the importance of risk factors and potential impact on a resident is a key component to this skill set, along with methods to minimize and monitor interventions.  You'll also learn strategies to support residents' palliative care needs and medications competency.

This skill set is best suited for those working within the aged care or disability sectors.

 

Skill set
State ID: AD170
Industry Education and Community Services

High Support and Complex Care - Disability Skill Set

Provide high level care and support in an disability care setting

This skill set is suited for those working with clients with high support and complex care needs. You'll gain a range of strategies and skills to support and care for clients.

Provide high level care and support in an disability care setting

This skill set is suited for those working with clients with high support and complex care needs.  You'll gain a range of strategies and skills to support and care for clients. 
You'll also be equipped with additional skills to help you assess and identify the care needs of residents.  Understanding the importance of risk factors and potential impact on a resident is a key component to the skill set, along with strategies to minimize and monitor interventions.

Skill set
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work

You'll gain real industry experience applying your training in a meaningful way though a supervised work placement and on completion of this course you could find work in a variety of settings.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.

This course includes 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

 
Certificate III
State ID: AE456
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Skill sets
Free*

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program

A career in the ageing or disability sector can be very rewarding. This is an exciting opportunity to start a career that makes a difference and supports a person to reach their goals, engage with the community and meet their support needs.

Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program

A career in the ageing or disability sector can be very rewarding. You can get started in one of the fastest growing workforces in Western Australia and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

This is an exciting opportunity to start a career that makes a difference and supports a person to reach their goals, engage with the community and meet their support needs.

As part of this course you will attend a work placement with an employer where you will gain real, hands on industry experience and secure a ‘foot in the door’.

By completing the Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program, you may:

  • Be offered a job with your work placement employer
  • Be offered an aged care or disability work traineeship
  • Use your skills to transition into an allied health occupation
  • Gain employer references
  • Be connected with other employment opportunities within these sectors or
  • Complete further studies

For more information visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/pathways or call 08 6551 5049 or email SWAD@dtwd.wa.gov.au

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