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Working in disability services offers challenges but the rewards are personally fulfilling. Your work can directly enhance lifestyle, promote independence and empowerment and encourage people with disabilities to participate in community activities.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
State ID: AE161
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Online

COVID-19 Direct Care Skill Set

Learn direct care infection control skills required during the COVID-19 pandemic, plus prepare for a career in direct care.

Get ready for an aged care career

Take advantage of skills shortages for new workers and for upskilling current workers in providing support for seniors and people with disabilities in an era of COVID-19.

To meet the State’s requirements associated with COVID-19 in the aged care and disability service sectors, as identified by employers and industry stakeholders, there is an urgent need to build skills in infection control. 

Three units have been hand-picked from the pre-traineeship qualification to give fast opportunities for job-seekers and current workers to apply real-world skills.

Do you suit the industry?

Successful graduates in aged care are able to use communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and planning skills to care for the needs of others. Some physical ability will be required to use equipment, carry loads, work on your feet and deal with bodily fluids. Find out more in our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)  Informed Choices brochure. (316 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)   

Study that leads to strong employment opportunities

This course is designed to introduce new workers to the aged care industry. We highly recommend further study to take advantage of high growth skills demand at the Certificate III level and beyond. All Certificate II and Certificate III qualifications in this study pathway attract government subsidy for tuition fees due to the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative.

See our further study tab below to explore the study pathway courses and find out more about where this skill set could take you.   
   

Course dates

Mandurah campus

  • Future dates are to be announced

Rockingham campus

  • Future dates are to be announced

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is one day a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

Skill set
National ID: CHC43115
State ID: AWJ3
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate IV in Disability

This course provides participants with the skills to support people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.

Delivered at:


Study a qualification that open doors to a range of job opportunities in the direct care industry, whilst giving back to the community. This formal qualification provides the skills and knowledge to empower people with disability to achieve greater levels of independence.

Gain these skills:

  • Working effectively in the direct care industry and caring for people with disability
  • Enabling clients to maintain independence
  • Safety procedures and ethical behaviour
  • Infection control practices
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

Want to find out more about this industry?

Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise on our Community Services Facebook page.

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills required (274 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

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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.

Certificate IV
State ID: AE116
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Online
Skill sets

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set

Learn direct care infection control skills required during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn to care for others in an era of COVID-19 infection control

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need workers to manage infection control while in the direct care of others.

There is increased opportunity for new workers to pick up skills in direct care and progress to an entry level role.

Gain these skills:

  • Organise, provide and monitor support services for individualised plans 
  • Develop safe work practices when providing direct client care 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures including handwashing
  • Ensure your own health and safety and the safety of others in your work environment
     

Next dates for delivery

Mandurah    

  • Future dates to be announced.

Rockingham    

  • Future dates to be announced.
       

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   
 

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 3 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is one day a week attendance for the duration of the course at campus for the remaining modules, plus a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more

Skill set
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AB71
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Launch your career in caring in the home and the community.

Caring in the home and community

Support people that need it the most in a career as an aged care assistant. This course specialises in providing in demand home and community support services and also supports relationships with, a wide range of people, including carers and families.   

Gain these skills:

  • Work effectively in the aged care industry
  • Caring for the elderly and enabling them to maintain independence
  • Understanding and supporting people with dementia
  • Safety procedures and ethical behaviour
  • Infection control practices
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Workplace health and safety

Want to find out more about this industry?

Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community Services Facebook page.

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills required (279 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

 

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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.

Certificate III
National ID: CHC33015
State ID: AA67
Industry Education and Community Services
Half price^

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Complete this course and be on your way to a career in disability support.

Are you ready for a lifelong career helping others?

Help people have a better quality of life in an industry where staff are always in-demand. When you complete this course you'll be on your way to a career in disability support.

Gain these skills:

  • Work effectively in the disability support industry
  • Caring and enabling clients to maintain independence
  • Understanding and supporting people with disabilities
  • Infection control policies and procedures
  • Working with diverse people

Want to find out more about this industry?

Students in community services benefit from sharing information about organisations, initiatives and leading expertise in our Community Services Facebook page.

Community Services at SM TAFE Facebook page

Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills required  (290 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

  

This course is available for online study.

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Look out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.
   

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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.

Certificate III
State ID: AE112
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Infection control
Skill sets

Infection control Skill Set

Learn to manage infection control in your direct care workplace.

Delivered at:


Learn to control COVID-19 related infection for direct care workers

In these unprecedented times, new regulations need aged care and disability workers to manage infection control.

Skills can be applied to specific health and care industry needs such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care, disability care, and all work environments where you provide support and care to individuals or groups of people.

Gain these skills:

  • Introduction to Infection Control
  • Chain of Infection and Disease Transmission
  • Breaking the Chain of Infection
  • Contamination and Cleaning
  • Hazards, Risks, Responsibilities and Reporting

Maintain your ability to work safely and within government requirements; or, prepare your business for compliance by including your staff in training, raising their capability in ensuring the safety of staff and customers in your workplace.

Interested in retail, food handling or transport and logistics?

We have specific courses for selected industries, tailored to the infection control needs of those industries. Find out more by using the links to the other course pages below:

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus assessment.

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Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study the course online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 5 study modules, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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When you finish your online study, there is a compulsory requirement to attend a practical demonstration and assessment session.

 

 

Help using our online enrolment:

See our guide for enrolling using our online system (278 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

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 This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is absolutely free for anyone to study. Find out more. 

Skill set
State ID: AE456
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Introduction to Direct Support Skill Set

Delivered at:


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 

Fees:

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

  • Tuition fees: $371.10 or free for concession
  • Resource fees: $120.00

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.

Skill set
State ID: AE384
Industry Education and Community Services
Free*
Skill sets

Provide Individual Support Skill Set

Learn the skills to provide support in a home or care setting. 

Get ready for your caring career 

Learn the skills to provide support in a home or care setting. 

This skill set will give you an introduction to working in a range of community, residential and health-care settings. 

These skills can be applied to specific health and care industry needs such as direct client care, community care, community services, in-home care, disability care, and all work environments where you provide support and care to individuals or groups of people. 

Gain the skills to: 

  • Meet personal support needs 
  • Provide individualised support 
  • Follow basic food safety practices  
  • Assist clients with medication 
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care 
  • Conduct manual tasks safely 
  • Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 

Next course dates:

Dates to be announced.

Fees:

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

  • Tuition fees: $652.60 or free for concession
  • Resource fees: $239.50

Help using our online application:

You will need to have the evidence requirements (opens in a new tab) and relevant documents ready to upload with your application. See our guide for applying using our online system (1 MB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab) .   

   

Requirements of the course

This course includes both online study and on-campus practical and theory classes.

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 Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy quiz to show you can study online. Your study will involve accessing content online for 1 study module, followed by a series of online quiz assessments to test your knowledge.

 

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 For the other modules of the course, you will need to attend campus to develop your skills in our direct care facilities.

 

  

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  This course can help you get ready for your first job, or re-skill quickly for jobs that are available as WA's economy recovers. This course is free for 15 to 24 year olds; or those who are receiving JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY payments; or concession cardholders. If you’re not eligible, you can pay the course fee to gain these skills and become highly employable. See the full eligibility list in the important information tab below. Find out more about the initiative

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