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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33021

The disability sector is a fulfilling and interesting place for individuals who care about the rights and independence of others, and who are looking for a potentially flexible and stable career. The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disa...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +4
Open Colleges -  Course

Certificate IV in Disability CHC43121

Our nationally accredited CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability is designed to equip you with the skills to advocate for and empower vulernable people. You’ll unlock a vast range of different job opportunities and learn how to become an inspiring suppo...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Behavioural Support Officer +6
Open Colleges -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (QLD Only) CHC33021

People with disabilities and the elderly are often most in need of our help. Begin a rewarding and fulfilling career supporting people with a disability. A CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will prepare you with skills to prov...

Study Method Blended, Online, Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +21
Collaboration Learning -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (NSW & QLD Only) CHC33021

This CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is a nationally recognised training qualification designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge gain employment in disability support services. It is the entry qualification...

Study Method Blended, Online
Location ACT +7
Job Outcomes Disability Service Officer W... +4
MAX Solutions -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) CHC33021

If you have a passion for helping those most in need, this qualification is one way you can utilise your knowledge for the benefit of others. The Aged Care and Disability sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing service industries. In 2...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Aged Care Support Worker +6
Kirana Colleges -  Course

Diploma of Leadership in Disability Services (NSW & QLD Only) 11076NAT

Harness your compassion and talents and pursue a rewarding career with 11076NAT Diploma of Leadership in Disability Services to further build upon your skills in emotional intelligence, community and interpersonal skills, required to thrive in this cha...

Study Method Online
Location New South Wales +1
Job Outcomes NDIS Team Leader +4
UNE Partnerships -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) (QLD Only) CHC33021

This course prepares students to offer person-centered support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability, or other reasons. This qualification is ideal for those looking to embark on a caregiving career, offering comprehensive trai...

Study Method Blended, Online, Virtual
Location Browns Plains Queensland +1
Job Outcomes Residential care worker +5
Collaboration Learning -  Course

Induction to Disability CHCSS00081

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Our valuable skill set, CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability, is the perfect introduction for workers entering the disability sector. It can also be used as a pathway to the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Unlock many care ro...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Accommodation Support Worker +4
Open Colleges -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (VIC Only) CHC33021

Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33021) 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,...

Study Method Blended, In-class, Online, Virtual
Location Melbourne Victoria +3
Job Outcomes Personal Care Worker +3
Hammond Institute -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Perth Only) CHC33021

Certificate III in Individual Support, 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, disa...

Study Method In-class
Location Perth Western Australia +2
Job Outcomes Aged Care +3
Gateway Training Academy -  Course

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing OR Disability) (Perth Only) CHC33021

If you have a passion for helping those most in need, this qualification is one way you can utilise your knowledge for the benefit of others. Package the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability) (CHC33021) to save time and gain know...

Study Method In-class
Location Perth Western Australia +2
Job Outcomes Care Assistant +4
Insight Training -  Course
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What is a Disability?

A disability is any form of restriction, limitation or impairment that can, or has the potential, to interfere with everyday functioning. Disabilities can be temporary or permanent and include developmental, cognitive, sensory, mental, physical and intellectual issues.

Disability in Australia

An estimated 4.3 million Australians report living with some sort of disability, 1.4 million of whom are experiencing severe core activity limitation. One in every five Australians have some form of disability and one in every three households include at least one person with a disability.

Approximately 2.7 million Australians care for someone with a disability and 68.1% of primary caregivers are women. There are also just over 58,000 disability services instructors and 130,000 disabled carers working across the country, who both earn an average salary of $62,000.

Disability service professionals can work in aged care facilities, hospital settings or even people’s homes. Depending on the role, they can be tasked with helping clients do everyday activities, such as dress, shop and socialise, or even assist with maintaining their personal health and hygiene.

Disability Courses

A career in disability services requires a great deal of skill and knowledge so if you plan on advancing beyond entry-level roles, a quality education is a must. You’ll find a huge selection of disability and aged care courses to choose from right here, from qualified providers.

Certificate

If you’re caring for someone with a disability or looking to step into entry-level roles on a professional basis, consider a certificate level program, such as a Certificate III in Aged Care or a Certificate IV in Disability. Not only will you learn a broad range of disabilities and master the art of providing quality personal care, you will get up to speed on the latest laws and regulations impacting the industry. Those ready to commit to a career in disability services will be well served by a diploma level course, which covers everything from complex care and case management, through to advocacy services.

Diploma

Diploma programs can include a wide variety of disability course options in your local area including placement opportunities. There’s also several aged care courses online which are a great alternative than having to travel to a campus location, which isn’t possible for everyone. With a diploma under your belt, you’ll be ready for such roles such as a case manager and program service coordinator.

Bachelor Degree

Investing in a bachelor level degree is a savvy move for those interested in advanced care positions who generally work with more severe and complex disability issues. Here you’ll learn the fundamentals of psychology, sociology, rehabilitation and special education. Many programs include an internship where you’ll get to put those new-found skills and knowledge into practice. Graduates will be ready to work in disability education, support, advocacy, respite and even government policy development.

Career Prospects in Disability Services

Disability services in Australia have come a long way over the years and according to Australian Government data, strong growth is expected throughout the industry for at least the next 5 –10 years. In fact, as many as 179,000 additional jobs in disability services are predicted to open across the country over the next five years, which means new graduates can expect plenty of opportunities.

Is a Career in Disability Services Right for You?

To thrive in this challenging profession, you must be a special kind of person, as not only will you need to have a genuine interest in the well-being of others, but also possess a huge amount of patience, a friendly manner and maintain a positive attitude during every shift.

Some roles require a great deal of physical strength and quality communication skills are a must. You’ll also need to know all about the latest industry legislation and the supports and services available to your clients. Think you’ve got what it takes to thrive in disability services?  Simply find a course that suits your needs and take the next step in your personal and professional journey today.