What will I learn?

From this qualification, you could get a head start on your career in disability services with the intermediate-level qualification. This course will set you up to work in a number of community services settings, or pursue further education at a diploma level or higher.

About This Course

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

This course has a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

What You’ll Learn:

recognizing healthy body systems

understanding person-centred support

advocating for people with a disability

working to support people with a disability to meet their goals

Career Outcomes

  • Behavioural support officer
  • Development officer
  • Disability officer
  • Disability employment coordinator
  • Lifestyle support officer
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • Social educator

CRICOS

0101715

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (31 weeks)

Tuition fees
From AUD $5,000 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200
Start date

Every month

Venue

NIET Group - Charlton Brown

Brisbane Centre,

Level 4, 102 Adelaide Street,

BRISBANE ADELAIDE STREET,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (31 weeks)

Tuition fees
From AUD $5,000 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee: AUD $200
Start date

Every month

Venue

Gold Coast Centre

1 Nerang Street,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

EDUCATION

  • 16 years old or above;
  • Australian Year 12 high school certificate or overseas equivalent;
  • Pass CB LLN Test;
  • Basic Computer skills;

ENGLISH

(International student only)

  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent; or
  • Pass CB entry test

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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