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Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

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Description

Make a positive difference to the lives of others 

A career in the ageing or disability sector can be very rewarding. You can get started in one of the fastest growing work forces in Western Australia and make a positive difference to the lives of others.

This is an exciting opportunity to start a career that makes a difference and supports a person to reach their goals, engage with the community and meet their support needs.

As part of this course you will attend a work placement with an employer where you will gain real, hands on industry experience and secure a ‘foot in the door’.

By completing the Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program, you may:

  • Be offered a job with your work placement employer
  • Be offered an aged care or disability work traineeship
  • Use your skills to transition into an allied health occupation
  • Gain employer references
  • Be connected with other employment opportunities within these sectors or
  • Complete further studies

For more information visit jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/pathways or call 08 6551 5049 or email SWAD@dtwd.wa.gov.au

Gain these skills: 

  • Compliance with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 
  • Conducting manual tasks safely 
  • Meeting personal support needs
  • Communicating and working in health or community services 
Skill-sets

This skill set is related to the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our Courses (opens in a new tab) page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

Busselton Campus

Please note if you are not eligible for fee free training, the following fees apply.

Tuition fees: $251.10 or free for concession

Resource fees: $65.00

Term 4 intake: Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 October to 7 December 2021

This program includes 10 weeks study, followed by work placement in aged care.

Make an expression of interest at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/pathways 

Should your expression of interest show you are the right fit for the industry, you will be invited to attend an information session, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get access to lecturers and information about work placement employers.

This program is free for concession-eligible students.

All students must be over 18 years of age.

To enter the ageing or disability sector, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • NDIS worker screening check
  • Current Flu vaccine
  • National Criminal History Record Check

Please note, you may be required to meet additional requirements to enter the workforce, however these may be sector or work place specific and you will be notified if you are required to meet any additional requirements.

How to Apply

Make an expression of interest at jobsandskills.wa.gov.au/pathways (opens in a new tab).

Should your expression of interest show you are the right fit for the industry, you will be invited to attend an information session, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get access to lecturers and information about work placement employers.

  • Aged care assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home, Community)

Study options and next steps

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Available Semester 1 & Semester 2

Busselton - On Campus - Refer above session date

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When Available Semester 1 & Semester 2
Where Busselton
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