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52840WA Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care (Disability Care Pre-traineeship)

National ID: 52840WA | State ID: AB65

The aim of the Certificate II in Disability Care is to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to either enable transition into a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level or provide them with basic industry specific skills and knowledge for working in the Disability sector.

This course is intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform the

following tasks associated with the disability sector:

  • Provide support services to a client including following an individual plan and reporting
  • and completing documentation
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability including fostering their rights and
  • facilitating choice
  • Follow safe work practices
  • Develop an understanding of diverse groups and how to work and communicate with
  • them
  • Communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry
  • providers
  • Recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks
  • Recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies.
Half price*

This course is half price for everyone as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more about half price fees here.

Please note: Only course tuition fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

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Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


Students are required to attend a selection process as identified above prior to enrolment in the program and satisfy the selection panel that they meet requirements of the aged and disability care sectors regarding safety.  This includes:


  • Students must provide a National Police Clearance that does not identify any offences that would prevent the student from working in the Aged or Disability care sector.
  • Students may be asked to provide a Working with Children’s check depending on the placement agencies requirements.
  • Students must be physically fit to perform physical duties associated with providing personal care and domestic support including but not limited to:
    • Manual handling tasks such as hoisting and transferring
    • Assisting with personal care tasks such as showering and feeding
    • Assisting with domestic duties such as cleaning and making beds
  • Students may be asked to provide a medical clearance to support your application.

Students may be asked to provide evidence of immunisation status and may be required to have additional immunisations depending on the placement agencies requirements


Study pathway

After successful completion of this qualification students may:

  • Enter a traineeship within the Community Services sector at the Certificate III level.
  • Be eligible for entry into the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, specialisation in Disability. 
  • As this course contains several units from nationally endorsed training packages (CHC and HLT), credit transfer is available in relation to any qualifications or courses that include these units.


How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
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Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.


Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

We are currently taking expressions of interest for this course. Contact our student services team on 1800 672 700 for more information or complete the course enquiry form below. 

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated December 18, 2020