Please note that this course is currently only available to students who are working in the industry. This formal qualification provides the skills and knowledge to empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.
Before you apply for entry to this course please read the essential information:
- This is a 'flexible delivery' course, with one support class once per week for three hours.
- This course is recommended for students with Certificate III in Individual Support.
- Full-time students who are not in suitable employment will need to complete an equivalent work placement.
- As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study eg: you will need to obtain a National Police Clearance, and you will need to pay for stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
- You will also need to use a computer and the internet for assignment preparation. Computers are available for student use at the college library.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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- Applicants are strongly encouraged to have completed a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), be over 18 years old and some industry experience is preferred to ensure your success in studying this course.
Please read the Core Skills Required to find out if you will be successful in study in this course and working in this industry.
Attendance in class
You will need to attend class for one semester when studied full-time.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately five hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
120 hours of work placement is mandatory for completion of this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen and exercise book).
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
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