About this course

Entry Requirements

USI (Unique Student Identifier) Number; AQF level 3 foundation skills are essential; there are no prerequisites or mandatory entry requirements, allowing flexible entry points.


Overview This qualification addresses work in the community and / or residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. These workers:
  • Carry out activities to maintain personal care and /or other activities of living for people with a disability
  • Carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
Course Entry Requirements
  • Completion of Year 10  OR
  • Mature age entry applicable
  • L : Reading and writing skills
  • L : Oral communication skills
  • N : Numeracy and mathematics skills
Learning Outcomes
  • Basic understanding of the operations of Disability Work
  • Ability to respond to client issues
  • Provide personal care and support to clients
  • First Aid Certificate
Employment Opportunities To enable students who have successfully completed the course to work in the following areas:
  •  Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Food Services Deliverer
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • Transport Support Worker
 Work Placement 120 hours work placement within a Community Services facility is a compulsory component of this qualification. Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check will be required.REACH for Training is responsible for the work placement: Insurance is provided.

Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name


Provide individualised support


Support independence and well being


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name


Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths- based approach


Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


Support community participation and social inclusion


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies


Provide first aid

Career Pathway