Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

National ID: AE456
State ID: AE456
Qualification level: Skill set

Course is available at the following locations

Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program

A career in the ageing or disability sector can be very rewarding. You can get started in one of the fastest growing workforces 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

Course description

Ageing and Disability Job Ready Program

A career in the ageing or disability sector can be very rewarding. You can get started in one of the fastest growing workforces 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

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Make a positive difference to the lives of others 

Work your way to a fulfilling career in the direct care industry with this introductory skill set, designed to give you the basic skills and knowledge needed to work safely and provide support to people in a range of health care settings such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care and disability care.

Gain these skills: 

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

Course dates and location:

Rockingham – 24 May to 2 July 

This program includes 3 weeks full-time study, followed by two week’s work placement with an employer in disability or aged care.

Course description

Make a positive difference to the lives of others 

Work your way to a fulfilling career in the direct care industry with this introductory skill set, designed to give you the basic skills and knowledge needed to work safely and provide support to people in a range of health care settings such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care and disability care.

Gain these skills: 

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

Course dates and location:

Rockingham – 24 May to 2 July 

This program includes 3 weeks full-time study, followed by two week’s work placement with an employer in disability or aged care.

Campus locations

Course page link