The fully online Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Care Support provides an introduction to the health sciences, focusing on the disability care sector.
Note: all Discounted Short Courses must be completed by December 2020. Students whose study duration extends past December 2020 will be subject to full fee payment for any study after this date. The next intake commences July 6. Applications for this intake close July 3.
Advance human health
Disability support workers might find themselves working in either a community setting, a clients’ home, and are required to provide support in order to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation, and wellbeing. Demand for skilled workers in all facets of the community services industry is growing. Specifically, the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is driving demand for person-centred support.
This course offers a pathway to the Diploma of Health Science. If you wish to continue with further studies, the Diploma offers a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Health Science.
The units covered in this course include;
- Professional Health Competencies
- Communication in Health
- Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health
- Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability
Our Undergraduate Certificates are designed to run in block mode which means that you complete one unit at a time over a shorter time period. This means you can focus 100% on one unit at a time. All of our units are run online. Assessments are industry grounded and will remain authentic to the activities, challenges, and expectations of the industry.
More information about the course structure course structure is outlined in our handbook.
Discounted online short courses
The Federal Government is providing support for people to retrain or upskill during COVID-19. If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible to complete this course at a discounted rate.
To see our full list of discounted courses or to register your interest, follow the link below.
Fees and delivery
Eligible students also have access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans, so you can study now and pay later.
Find out more about HECS-HELP on the Study Assist website.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this certificate.
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This program may open the door to a career in:
- Health services
- Disability support
- Lifestyle support
- Support assistance
- In-home respite care
- Residential care
Disability support worker
Disability support workers help aged and disabled people with a range of daily tasks. These include personal hygiene facilitation, mobility support, shopping tasks, food preparation, housework tasks, and the coordination of social events.
Health services officer
Health Services Officers develop, support and coordinate health programs and services for the benefit of communities.
Lifestyle support officer
Lifestyle support officers organise and implementi lifestyle and leisure programs that enable people to engage in activities that meet their needs.
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Related study options
This course is offered consistent with Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package. Should you choose to extend the completion of this course beyond December 1, 2020, you will be required to pay additional fees and this will be subject to unit availability. For the remainder of 2020, this course will only be offered online. The continuation of this course beyond 2020 will be dependent on student demand. The course / some parts of the course may be offered face-to-face, online or via mixed / blended mode of delivery beyond 2020. For more information, please visit the WSU Fees Page.