There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification however to undertake work placement all students will be required to undertake a successful;
- Criminal history check (ET Australia will coordinate and cover the cost of this check)
- Volunteer Working with Children Check (depending on work placement venue)
- Flu vaccination and the commencement (at least) of Hepatitis B (evidence of immunization documentation must be available)
All applicants are required to complete an application form and must attend an interview for selection into the program. Interviews are conducted with each applicant to determine their suitability for the program and to ensure the program meets their career aspirations.
Disability support work can at times be emotionally and physically challenging and very hands-on. Applicants must have the functional capacity and fitness to perform the tasks and duties necessary to work in the disability 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.
Students must have the physical capability to be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for 2 minutes on a manikin placed on the floor to meet the necessary criteria for the first aid unit of competency which is included in this program.
It is recommended that students have sound computer skills (as computers will be used on occasion during the program).
Applicants are required to have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills and it is recommended that applicants have good communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants will need to enjoy working with people, be able to multi-task and be prepared to work as part of a collaborative team.
All applicants must be prepared to participate in work placement. Participation in a minimum of 120 hours of work placement is required to successfully complete the qualification.
In order to complete the practical components of this program, applicants must demonstrate a level of maturity and discretion.
Students must be prepared to undertake learning and assessment activities outside of the scheduled face to face classroom training sessions. As a guide, students should expect to spend as many hours outside of the classroom as they do inside the classroom to complete additional learning and assessment activities.