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Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

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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-sets

This skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our Course List (opens in a new tab) page.

This course includes work placement or live works in a Group 1 or Group 2 industry as outlined in COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.  For the latest information on vaccine requirements for students visit our COVID-19 update page.

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 need to meet the following requirements:

  • Current National Police Certificate
  • Flu vaccine
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Potentially a Working with Children Check
  • This course includes work placement or live works in a Group 1 or Group 2 industry as outlined in COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.  For the latest information on vaccine requirements for students visit our COVID-19 updates page.

 

A work placement and assessment must be undertaken as part of this course. 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment. 

Study options and how to apply

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Available all year round, 2022

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Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

Duration 5 Weeks
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Northam
How On Campus

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Semester 1, 2022

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Duration 5 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Geraldton
How On Campus

 

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Semester 2, 2022

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Duration 5 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Geraldton
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Duration 5 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Geraldton
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