Short Courses

Introduction to Care Support Work

Upcoming Courses:

  • Date: 15th February – 10th March 2021
  • Days: Mondays, Wednesdays
  • Times: 9.00am to 2.00pm
  • Venue: ET Australia Training College, 125 Donnison Street, Gosford


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

This pre-traineeship program has been designed for those looking for entry-level part-time traineeship employment with a Central Coast organisation in the role of a care support worker.

The program enables students to:

  • Familiarise themselves with work in the community sector and the requirements of the employer
  • Receive support and advice to see whether the type of traineeship (CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)) is suitable prior to making a full commitment
  • Transition into part-time traineeship employment (ie for the students who are selected for traineeship employment on the conclusion of the pre-traineeship program)
  • Achieve 2 of the units during the pre-traineeship program that are core units from the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) 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 workplace policies and procedures they will be required to follow if successful in gaining a traineeship position, and they will gain valuable employability skills that are required for any role.


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

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

Care support work can be emotionally and physically challenging and is very hands-on. 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.

Applicants must;

  • be prepared to undergo a student / volunteer police check
  • be available for part-time work and if successful with traineeship employment be prepared to work varying hours
  • hold a current NSW driver’s licence and have own reliable vehicle

We are looking for empathetic and caring people who want to assist clients in performing daily tasks and improve their overall independence and wellbeing. We are looking for people who will act with integrity, show compassion and respect, people who value diversity and collaboration. We are looking for people who will bring a positive attitude and a willingness and desire to learn.


On successful completion of one or both of the above units included in the program, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment from CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

If the units are successfully obtained, it allows for credit transfer for these 2 units upon enrolment into the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification.

Students offered the traineeship positions with the employer on completion of the pre-traineeship program will study CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).


This program is delivered via a blended mode and will include face to face classroom learning, 2 days per week over a 4 week period. 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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