52840WA Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care
Start your journey in the disability care sector.
This entry-level qualification provides you with an introduction to a career as a disability support worker. Learn how to empower people with disability through the implementation of a rights-based service and a person-centred approach.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.
^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
CampusesBroome Campus. Karratha Campus. Kununurra Campus.
Study Mode Off campus. On campus.
It has been designed to equip you with industry-specific skills to enable a smooth transition into a Certificate III in Individual Support or a traineeship within the community services sector.
Throughout this course, you will learn about effective communication, how to organise, provide and monitor support services, follow safe work practices and work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups. You will also learn how to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Recuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
This course includes units that can be credited towards the Certificate III in Individual Support.
Throughout this course, you will gain skills in:
- Delivering rights-based disability services using a person-centred approach
- Organising, providing and monitoring support services
- Recognising and responding to life-threatening emergencies in line with specified guidelines
- Social and cultural diversity
- Safe work practices
- Communicating with clients, colleagues, management and industry providers
- You are interested in a career in the disability services sector
- You are committed to the rights of people with disabilities
- You have a supportive and caring nature
- You are patient, flexible and understanding
Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.