Your passion for helping others can be a rewarding career.
A Certificate IV in Disability will prepare you to work as a disability support worker in a client's home or within a community organisation. Learn how to help people with an intellectual or physical disability, by empowering them to become more independent and self-reliant, allowing them to participate in community activities.
People working at this level may be a supervisor or manage the performance of other team members, you can also report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies.
Half price fees apply!
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8||C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent||Certificate II or Certificate III|
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete at least 120 hours of work placement.
You must participate in a pre-enrolment induction with the lecturer prior to enrolment. Additionally, for aged care and disability work you will need both physical and medical fitness. Aged care and disability work can be emotionally and physically challenging and will be very hands-on. You will require the level of medical and physical fitness needed to be on your feet for long periods of time, help transfer and position elderly clients and where relevant undertake other physical activities such as cleaning, moving equipment, transporting clients in wheelchairs and helping clients in and out of vehicles.
You will also be required to hold a current National Police Certificate, a Working with Children Check and potentially an Immunisation declaration.
Job opportunities include:
- Disability Support Worker
- Respite Care Worker
- Personal Care Giver
Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here.