• Course Code
  • 22469VIC
  • Course Type
  • Short Course; Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Part Time
  • Duration
  • Part time: 6 days delivered 1 day per week
  • Starting Date
  • See below Specialist Course Information.
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Traralgon
  • Bairnsdale
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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.



Starting Dates

Monday October 22nd, 29th, November 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd
9am - 3pm

Warragul Campus
Wednesday October 17, 24 and November 1, 7, 14, 21
9am - 3pm

Traralgon Campus
Tuesday October 19, 26, and November 3, 10, 16, 23
9am - 3pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

Disability Support Worker supporting an NDIS participant in the Disability Sector

Opportunities for Further Study

Continue into further VET study in either the CHC Community Services of HLT Health Sector training. For example, CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

As a general guide to entry, learners will be best equipped to achieve the course if they have, as a minimum, language and literacy skills equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3.

Learners with language and literacy skills at lower levels may require additional support to successfully undertake the course.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


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

After achieving this introductory course, learners may:

  • continue on a VET pathway via relevant training products from the CHC Community Services Training Package or the HLT Health Training Package
  • look for work as a DSW supporting an NDIS participant in the disability sector.

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

To attain this qualification a total of 1 units must be achieved; comprising 1 core units and 0 electives.

Unit CodeUnit Description
Core Units 
VU22448Work effectively with a national disability insurance scheme participant


Assessments will be completed during class time

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