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Disability Support Worker Pre-Traineeship Program – CA Care

Upcoming Courses:

  • Date: 10 August – 1 September 2021
  • Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays
  • Times: 9.30am to 2.30pm
  • Venue: ET Australia Training College, Gosford


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

This program has been designed in partnership with a local employer and is suitable for those looking for a career pathway in the disability sector.

The program enables students to:

  • Familiarise themselves with work in the disability 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 successfully selected for traineeship employment on 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 disability support worker, they will be introduced to some of the policies and procedures utilised by the partnering employer, and they will gain valuable employability skills for any role.

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

This training is fully subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled initiative.

To be eligible for a 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 humanitarian partner 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 as outlined below:

  • 16-24 years old (employed or not)
  • A Veteran
  • Veteran’s Recognised Partner
  • In receipt of a Commonwealth Government benefit as specified in Attachment 1 (and their dependants)
  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment

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 CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support or other related qualifications.

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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