Disability Services

At Central Regional TAFE, we offer Certificate qualifications to help students like you develop the best foundation to start a career in providing high-quality disability services. With a disability services course, you’ll learn basic industry skills and knowledge, and develop the right skills to provide holistic support services to clients, report and write documentation, follow safe work practices, recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies, and communicate with diverse groups of people.

And if you’re already in the disability service sector, and want to upskill, we’ve got a program for you too. A Certificate IV in Disability trains you to work as a disability support worker within a community organisation, or in a client’s home. You’ll be trained on how to help people with intellectual or physical disability, and using your knowledge, you can help them on their journey to become more self-reliant and independent. 

Completing this qualification also opens up opportunities for managerial or supervisory positions, and enables you to take on more responsibility in a team setting. You’ll find that you’ll have more opportunities to work with other health professionals and service agencies in order to work towards the best outcomes for your clients.

Disability Services Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Infection control Skill sets
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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National ID: G0044P
State ID: G0044P
Industry Education and Community Services

Administer Medication

Safely administer medicine to your patients

This short course is aimed to upskill those working in disability or aged care to safely prepare and provide medications.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Are you a carer looking to upskill? 

This short course is aimed for those currently working within the community care sector who may be required to administer medication.  You will gain the skills and required knowledge to confidently  prepare and provide medication assistance and documentation.   

 

Short course
State ID: AE161
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

Upskill in infection prevention and control.

There has never been a better time to ensure you have the skills needed to both protect yourself and your clients whilst providing the best care and support possible.

Study modes:

On campus

Ensure you can provide the best care for your clients.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation which has highlighted the importance of preventing infection through strict hygiene practices and by following other health guidelines. In Western Australia, trained and skilled aged care and disability workers are in high demand now and will continue to be as we move into the recovery phase of the pandemic. 

In this course you will learn about the basis of infection from viruses to bacteria as well as modes of transmission, infection prevention and control — including the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) — and handling contaminated waste. You will gain the skills you need to deliver care and support, utilise infection control measures and safe manual handling techniques.

Skill set
National ID: CHC43115
State ID: AWJ3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Disability

Support others towards independence and empowerment.

Gain the skills you need to really make a difference in people's lives. In this course you'll learn how to support people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible

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!

Certificate IV
State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Step up and step in to a caring industry.

Provide care, create plans, comply with infection control policies and procedures and ensure the safety of all with this timely skill set.

Study modes:

On campus

Start your career in the community care industry.

In these unprecedented times, industries need workers to manage infection control while in the direct care of others.

There is increased opportunity for new workers to pick up skills in direct care and progress to an entry level role.

In an era of COVID-19 infection control, gain the skills and knowledge required to provide entry level support and basic client care for a range of roles and purposes within the aged care and disability support sectors. 

Skill set
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required  to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence.

Study modes:

On campus

Provide support and empower people with disabilities. 

This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required  to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence. You will have the opportunity to find work in a variety of settings including residential, individual support, home care, advocacy, case management and day support. 

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA68
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

In this course you will learn how to provide direct care to people who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Flexible
On campus

Do you have a passion to help others?  

In this course you will learn how to provide direct care to people who are unable to care for themselves due to ill health or disability. You will gain the skills and knowledge to put your skills into practice within the aged care and home and community care sector. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to empower people 
  • Healthy body systems
  • Infection control
  • Safe work practices 

 

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
State ID: AE112
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Skills that will keep people safe.

This skill set has been designed for the healthcare sector; specifically for those working in aged care or disability support to further develop essential skills in keeping themselves and their clients safe.

Study modes:

Blended Delivery
Flexible
Online

Keep yourself and clients safe.

Health and community care workers have gone above and beyond to support and care for those that are most vulnerable in our community, and with this skill set they can continue to confidently provide the best care for clients and keep both them and themselves safe from the risks of infections.

You will learn about following organisational infection prevention and control procedures including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

As part of this course students will complete:

  • Course pre-reading requirements
  • 1 day workshop on campus
  • Workplace assessment - The lecturer will visit the student at their workplace at an agreed date/time.  
Skill set
State ID: AE456
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Get started in a rewarding career helping others

Gain the basic skills to work in the community services sector.

Study modes:

On campus

Do you want to make a positive difference in the lives of others?  

This introductory skill set will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to get started in a rewarding career within the community services sector. You will gain the basic skills to provide support to people in a range of health care setting 

  • Determine and respond to person support needs
  • Follow infection prevention and control procedures
  • Complete manual tasks safely 
  • Communicate and work in the health or community services sector
Skill set
National ID: G0043P
State ID: G0043P
Industry Education and Community Services

Manual Handling

Complete manual handling tasks safely

This course is aimed at support workers and carers to safely provide assistance to their clients.

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Study modes:

On campus

Complete physical tasks safely. 

 

As a support worker or a carer you may be required to complete manual handling tasks for your patients. This short course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to safely complete manual handling tasks such as lifting, moving, carrying and other physical activities required to assist your patient. 

 

Short course
National ID: G0045P
State ID: G0045P
Industry Education and Community Services

Meal Management

Manage meals, nutrition and feeding in the care sector

This course is aimed at current support workers or carers to confidently prepare meals.

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Study modes:

On campus

Prepare and manage meals in the care sector. 

As a carer or support worker you may be required to manage meals, nutrition and feeding practices for your patients. You will learn the skills and knowledge to confidently prepare and provide meals within the care sector. 

Short course
National ID: G0042P
State ID: G0042P
Industry Education and Community Services

PEG Feeding

Familiarise yourself with PEG feeding

If you are a carer or work within community care, PEG feeding may be a requirement for some patients.

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Confidently and safely administer PEG feeding. 

This short course is aimed for those currently working with patients who may require a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. You will learn the reasons why  PEG feeding may be required and how to administer PEG feeding. This training will provide you with the confidence to provide  the necessary support to your patients

 

Short course
State ID: KAA96
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide CPR

Learn to give the gift of life.

The essential skills you'll learn in this course will prepare you for emergency situations in any workplace or environment. Upskill yourself and be prepared for any circumstances where CPR is required.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. 

This course is suitable for those who may be required to provide CPR in a range of situations including community and workplace settings. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Recognising and responding to an emergency situation 
  • Performing CPR as per guidelines 
  • How to correctly use an automated external defibrillator 
  • Communicating details of incident
Skill set
State ID: KAC42
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid - 1 Day Skill Set

Do you know what to do in a health emergency?

Prepare yourself and learn how to provide first aid in an emergency situation, whether it is in the workplace or at home.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Skill set
State ID: KAA60
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid - 1 Day Skill Set

Do you know what to do in a health emergency?

Prepare yourself and learn how to provide first aid in an emergency situation, whether it is in the workplace or at home.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Skill set
State ID: KAA61
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid - 2 Day Skill Set

Being first on the scene can save lives.

Do you know what to do in a health emergency? Learn essential first aid skills and prepare yourself for emergencies in any situation, from home to work and beyond.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This course is suited to any individual who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations including community and workplace settings. 

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Skill set
State ID: KAA05
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid Skill Set

Be ready for almost anything.

These essential first aid skills will prepare you for emergency health situations at home, in the workplace or beyond. Learn about first aid, manual handling, risk management, poisons and more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Includes the below units of competency:

HLTAID001   Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002   Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003   Provide first aid

Skill set
State ID: KAC64
Industry Health, Beauty and Fitness

Provide First Aid Skills Set

Be ready for almost anything.

These essential first aid skills will prepare you for emergency health situations at home, in the workplace or beyond. Learn about first aid, manual handling, risk management, poisons and more.

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Be prepared for an emergency.

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to provide first aid treatment for a wide range of emergencies until the arrival of professional medical help.

This training meets the Level 2 Workplace First Aid standard as determined by WorkSafe (Western Australia).

This course will cover:

  • First aid and emergencies
  • Legal, workplace and community factors
  • Risk management,
  • Assess the scene and casualty,
  • Maintain hygiene,
  • Use manual handling techniques,
  • Bleeding, burns, wound and injuries
  • Environmental impact 
  • Poisons
Includes the below units of competency:

HLTAID001   Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002   Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003   Provide first aid

Skill set
State ID: AE384
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Provide Individual Support Skill Set

Make a career supporting independence.

In a growing industry that's always in need of workers, get ahead of the workforce competition and gain the essential skills for supporting those that personal care.

Study modes:

On campus

Your first step to a caring career.

Many individuals require support services to help them live an independent and fulfilling life — including people with physical or intellectual disability, older people, and vulnerable members of the community.

This is highly rewarding work, but employers look for people who are job ready with basic skills and knowledge for entry level roles in one-on-one or group support settings, or for administrative role in a care facility. With the Provide Individual Support skill set, that will be you! 

You'll learn about following a client's individual care or support plan to meet their personal support needs, how to comply with personal hygiene standards, maintain food safety, contribute to the cleanliness of food handling areas and dispose of food appropriately, prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation, supporting a client to self-administer medication, safe work practices for the health and safety of yourself and your clients, and how to recognise potentially hazardous manual tasks and complete those tasks in a safe manner. 

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