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.
On completion of this qualification you will have the knowledge and skills to deliver programs that enhance the wellbeing of individuals and groups.
It is a requirement of this qualification to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of practical placement in an employed or volunteer capacity.
- Communicate and work in health or community services
- Work legally and ethically
- Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- Meet personal support needs
- Work with diverse people
- Support independence and well being
- Provide individualised support
- Recognise healthy body systems
- Work with people with mental health issues
- Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
- Support community participation and social inclusion
- Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- Provide loss and grief support
On completion of this qualification students may seek employment in the following areas:
- Disability Support worker
- Community Care worker
- Aged Care worker
- Home Care worker
For a snapshot of our next scheduled classes please refer to the table below.