ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.
Are you already working in disability services and want to gain some formal qualifications? Well, if you enjoy supporting others and helping others succeed, we have the course for you!
Enter a rewarding career with the Certificate IV in Disability (Traineeship)and reachyour career goals sooner as you provide high-quality care to people who truly need it.
You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need as you work closely with industry professionals to provide individualised support, foster community participation and promote social inclusion – is there anything more worthwhile than that?
Taught in a combination of workplace and online learning, you’ll attend fortnightly workshops as you put your skills into action as soon as you learn them! This means you’ll grow in confidence while enhancing your employment opportunities.
And when you finish your course, the possibilities for employment are truly endless! While you’re taking the time to decide where you’d like your career to go next, you could work as a:
- Disability Support Worker
- Lifestyle Support Officer
- Community Development Officer
- Senior Personal Care Assistant
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Disability Team Leader, Disability Support Assistant (Schools)
- Project Officer
- Day Support Disability Officer
- Senior Disability Worker
- Social Educator (Disability)
- Support Facilitator (Disability)
- Job coordinator
- Disabilities Supervisor
- Social trainer
- Local area coordinator
- Disability Service Officer
Just to name a few!
You might even like to take your career further by studying a Diploma of Community Services, or an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management. These courses will enhance your employment opportunities and allow you to take on high-level roles in an industry you love.
Start your rewarding career in a growing sector, and become a caring support worker by improving your skills and knowledge.
Training is undertaken in the workplace, teachers meet with trainees on a regular basis both face to face and via phone to support them in their training. Visits undertaken in the workplace and meetings with Supervisors of trainees to discuss their progress.
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Disability (Traineeship).
Disability Support Worker, Lifestyle Support Officer, Community Development Officer, Senior Personal Care Assistant, Behavioural Support Officer, Disability Team Leader, Disability Support Assistant (Schools), Project Officer, Day Support Disability Officer, Senior Disability Worker, Social Educator (Disability), Support Facilitator (Disability), Job coordinator, Disabilities Supervisor, Social trainer , Local area coordinator, Disability Service Officer
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Applicants must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test as well as a Pre-Training Review to determine whether they are suitable for this course. Applicants then must undertake an interview and also meet the below requirements: Clear police and Working with Children Check
Recommended entry requirements
- Victorian drivers licence
Participants will need access to a computer and an Internet connection.
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|HLTAID003 Provide first aid|
|HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach|
|CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs|
|CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, written assessment