Disability Courses Melbourne

Gain a Nationally Accredited qualification in disability to become a fully qualified disability support worker in Melbourne or Victoria with EmployEase.

Get Qualified to Work in Disability Care in Melbourne

EmployEase are Melbourne’s leading provider of disability support qualifications. Whether you’re looking to work in disability in a client’s private home, or you’re interested in working within the community, a disability course in Melbourne with EmployEase is your key to taking that next step in your career.

The Certificate IV (CHC43115) in Disability is a Nationally Accredited course that allows those interested in caring for others the opportunity to upskill and work professionally as a disability support worker. Completion of this course will see participants equipped with the confidence, knowledge, and practical skills to work as in-home support workers (through local council or NDIS services), disability support workers (working in group homes or day programs), or within agencies that provide care for people with disabilities.

Take the Next Step in Your Career with EmployEase

Working in disability support will provide a rewarding career wherein you will get to spend time caring for those who need it most. An industry that has plenty of new opportunities thanks to the NDIS, working as a disability support worker offers a diverse range of meaningful career opportunities in Melbourne and Australia.

Working in disability care will primarily see you providing support to those living with disabilities. Undertaking certified qualifications will see you learn and take on the skills required to empower those with disabilities to live their life to the fullest, and achieve their goals.

As a disability support worker, the day-to-day level of support you’ll be providing to your patients will vary depending on their abilities and the care required. Generally speaking, support workers will provide daily personal, physical, and emotional support. This means helping those with disabilities going out on social outings, giving support for daily personal activities, providing companionship, helping them to maintain safety in personal care and hygiene, and developing programs to enhance skills and abilities that allow them to live as independently as possible.

The Benefits of Working as A Disability Support Worker

There is a wealth of benefits of working in disability in Melbourne. For starters, it’s one of the most rewarding career pathways that you can choose. Other benefits include:

  • Variety – every day looks different
  • Plenty of opportunities in Melbourne and Australia
  • Social interaction
  • Helping someone else to achieve their goals
  • Good work/life balance
  • Challenging – the job is not always easy, but is extremely rewarding

Cert IV in Disability in Melbourne

Traditionally, this course has a high employment outcome as there is a shortage of workers in the industry. The Certificate IV in Disability delivers what is fast becoming the minimum for those looking to work in the disability support sector of the community services industry.

The EmployEase Disability course in Melbourne is delivered using a blended delivery model. Some units are delivered face-to-face in the classroom, while others are delivered online via Zoom. We offer two timetable options so you can choose a delivery method and timeframe that best suits your current schedule:

Weekday: delivered over a period of approximately 5 months for 2 days per week from 9.30am – 3.30pm. This option includes 120 hours of placement.

Evening / weekend: Two evenings a week online via Zoom and one Saturday a month at the Box Hill campus. This option includes 120 hours of placement.

Core Units Covered in This Course

  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (including Manual Handling)
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body system
  • CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

Entry Requirements

If you’re looking into disability courses in Melbourne, there are a couple of boxes to tick first. Specifically for the Certificate IV in Disability course, you’ll need to apply for clearance to be able to work in the Disability industry by applying for an NDIS Screening Check, at your expense, once you have completed the first month of your training.

You will also need to provide a Police Check with no disclosures and a Working with Children Check linked to EmployEase (this can be applied for with the NDIS Screening Check).

These checks are required to meet industry standards and are a pre-requisite to being eligible to undertake placement during your course.

Enrol in a Disability Support Course in Melbourne Today

Create a rewarding, meaningful career in disability with EmployEase. Melbourne’s leading provider of disability, aged care, and nursing courses, EmployEase are committed to equipping individuals with the necessary skills, knowledge, and qualifications to excel in healthcare in Australia.

With Government supported funding now available for this course, why wait? To learn more about our study options and campuses in Melbourne and Victoria, get in touch with our friendly team today.

Why Choose EmployEase?

High Quality Face to Face Training

For over 25 years, EmployEase has facilitated positive change in the life of the learner and in the community.

Organised Work Placements

We organise work placements for EmployEase students. This means you'll qualify with real hands-on experience which employers look for.

High Employment Outcome

After completing a course, 83.7% of our students got a job! This means you have a high chance of getting the role you deserve once qualified.

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