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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. Disability workers promote a person-centred approach, can sometimes work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
In Victoria, the number of people working as Aged and Disabled carers grew very strongly over 5 years:
The job role has the largest projected employment growth in Australia.
The most recent figures project that employment will increase from 266,900 in 2021 to 341,800 employed by 2026.
source: Jobs and Skills Australia, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.
Empowering and supporting people with disabilities is a crucial part of this job role. Your job could see you working with residential, community, health care or NDIS clients where you will be an integral part of providing individual care to assist clients to live a purposeful and enriched life.
Career options include:
- Disability support worker.
- Personal care assistant.
- Residential care officer.
- Accommodation support worker.
- NDIS support worker.
*If you are eligible for Skills First funding and decide to access your entitlement, the training will be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Learn more about Skills First Funding click here.
Please Note: All course information session and commencement dates are proposed dates and are subject to the numbers of students interested. Please always confirm the details of an information session with one of our office members before you attend.