In your day-to-day role as a Disability Support worker you would:
Empower your clients so they can make decisions, live independently and participate in the community.
Design & implement tailored programs to support your clients with social activities & outings.
Perform household tasks like menu planning, cooking, cleaning & shopping.
Provide companionship & support during daily activities.
Help develop and maintain independence and safety in personal care, hygiene & safety.
In addition to incredible job satisfaction, here are some other surprising benefits that you may not have considered about a career in Disability Support & Care:
Balance. Shifts can be arranged to work around your lifestyle making it a great option if you’ve got a family or want to avoid the 9 - 5, Monday to Friday grind.
Variety. Each day is different and depending on your outlook, you’ll have a reason to celebrate the ‘small wins’ with your clients every day.
Challenge. It’s not a ‘walk in the park’ but the rewards are attractive and it will bring out the best in you.
Job security. There is significant demand for disability support professionals. It’s estimated that the amount of jobs in the sector will grow from 127,000 at present to a whopping 167,900 in 2018.
What qualifications do you need to work in Disability Support?
Many organisations consider the Certificate IV in Disability to be a minimum qualification to work in the disability sector.
Where can you get qualified?
Our Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115) can be studied by classroom mode and distance education.
For distance education you can enrol at any time and study around your existing commitments. At this stage we are only able to offer distance education to people living in Victoria.
How long will it take?
There are 14 study units and the maximum enrolment period for this qualification is 16 months (though we do find most of our students complete their studies in a shorter time frame).
Is the course practical or theoretical?
Our ‘hands on’ approach to learning means that you’ll have work placement for 120 hours while studying theories associated with Disability Support.
What’s the next step?
Our Course Advisors can guide you towards a qualification which best suits your career aspirations and current lifestyle.
Let’s speak soon!
*The information provided on this page is from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website. All salary ranges are from Payscale. Where jobs are not exact matches, job areas have been used. This information is to be used as a guide only.
**This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.