Short Courses

Introduction to Care Support Work

Upcoming Courses:

  • Date: 3 May –31 May 2021
  • Days: Mondays, Tuesdays
  • Times: 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Venue: Young Parent’s Hub, 2A Amy Close, Wyong
  • Date: 13 July – 4 August 2021
  • Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays
  • Times: 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Venue: ET Australia Training College, 125 Donnison Street, Gosford


This subsidised entry to care work program may be the entry point into care support work you are looking for.

This program has been designed for those looking for a career pathway into care support worker in the aged / disability sectors.

The program enables students to:

  • Familiarise themselves with work in the community sector
  • Receive support and advice to see whether this type of work aligns with their career aspirations prior to making any further study / employment commitments
  • Achieve accredited units from the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification

In addition to the accredited training, students will learn about the role of a care support worker, they will be introduced to some of the policies and procedures utilised by employers in the aged / disability sectors, and they will gain valuable employability skills that are required for any role.

For 3rd of May course:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

For 13th of July course:
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically


To be eligible for a Smart and Skilled subsidised training place, at the time of enrolment an individual must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, a permanent Australian resident, a humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand citizen, and
  • Be aged 15 years or older, and
  • Live or work in New South Wales, and
  • No longer be at school or equivalent

In addition, students must meet the Skilling for Recovery eligibility:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)
  • In receipt of a Commonwealth Government benefit

All applicants must attend an information session and an interview for selection into the program.

Applicants must have the functional capacity and fitness to perform the tasks and duties necessary to work in the sector.

Applicants who, due to fitness or functional capacity, would place themselves or others at risk of harm or injury would be unsuitable for the program.


On successful completion of a unit/s included in the program, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment from CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. Students may then choose to continue their studies to obtain the full qualification.


The program includes face to face classroom learning, 2 days per week. Outside of the face to face sessions, students will be required to undertake self-directed learning activities and complete assessment work. Trainer support is available outside of scheduled classroom sessions.

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