• Course Code
  • 22469VIC
  • Course Type
  • Short Course; Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Part Time
  • Duration
  • 6 weeks
  • Starting Date
  • Morwell: February 2020
    Warragul April 2020
  • Location
  • Morwell
  • Warragul
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Course Overview

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is revolutionising the way Australians receive care in the aged-care and disability sectors. This exciting initiative requires dedicated support workers who are well-versed in the inner workings of the NDIS.

Undertaking an introductory course to the NDIS is crucial if you’re new to working as a direct support worker (DSW) and need to understand what it means to work with NDIS participants. This course will open new and exciting pathways to further qualifications as your DSW skills evolve.

The course provides a pathway to further qualifications – it is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualifications.



Fridays 9.00am-4.00pm
I day per week for 6 weeks

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Career Opportunities

  • Community worker
  • NDIS direct support worker
  • disability worker
  • personal carer

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

Applicants should be able to provide a clear police check and working with children check.
Potential learners need to be:

  • good listeners and communicators, supportive, encouraging, patient
  • interested in supporting an NDIS participant in a range of settings from supporting the person at home, to supporting the person in the community, in a learning environment, in employment, in a disability day service, in a disability residential service or in respite
  • able to be employed as a DSW; that is, they need to be able to successfully meet the required checks and screenings.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

reliable internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support 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 Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
VU22448 Work effectively with a national disability insurance scheme participant


Not Applicable

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