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52840WA Certificate II in Introduction to Disability Care

National ID: 52840WA State ID: BEI59
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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. 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. 

Learn how to empower people with disability through the implementation of a rights-based service and a person-centred approach. 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 
Half-price

This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ 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.

  • You must be 16 years of age or above 
  • Hold a current National Police Check for mandatory work placement 
  • You must undertake a selection process upon enrolment to determine your suitability for the program

You must complete 100 hours of work placement within the disability care sector as part of this course. If you are not currently employed in the sector, your lecturer will assist you in finding a suitable placement for this period. During your work placement, you will observe, develop and put your theoretical skills into practice while shadowing a workplace supervisor.

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Disability care worker 

It also acts as a bridging course into higher level training. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

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Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

On campus

Details
Duration 6 Months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $521.64 $0.00 $521.64
Concession $154.56 $0.00 $154.56

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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