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
Safely administer medicine to your patientsThis short course is aimed to upskill those working in disability or aged care to safely prepare and provide medications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you have a passion to help others?Start a career in the care sector, where you'll provide support and assistance to those that need it.
Make a difference in people's lives.
This qualification will give you the skills to provide direct support and care to people living in aged care, community and residential care facilities. You'll gain theoretical and practical training to follow an individualised plan to support people in their homes, people with complex needs and to tailor the care and support to the individual client.
Half price fees apply!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Get started in a rewarding career helping othersGain the basic skills to work in the community services sector.
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
Complete manual handling tasks safelyThis course is aimed at support workers and carers to safely provide assistance to their clients.
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.
Familiarise yourself with PEG feedingIf you are a carer or work within community care, PEG feeding may be a requirement for some patients.
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.
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.
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
Includes the below units of competency:
HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 - Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
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.
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.