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Course Information:

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team. A Victorian police check is required within this industry

Occupational titles may include but are not limited to:

  • Disability support worker
  • Disability teacher
  • Community support workers
  • Residential care worker
  • Disability carer

A Victorian Police and Working with Children Checks are required within this industry.


Direct pathway from this qualification is Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.


Ocean Grove - Monday & Tuesday Starting 6th June
Information Session - 30th May at 1pm

Course Mode

A learner who is currently working within the industry of the area they wish to study, The learner may be offered the course as a self-paced off site study option. The learner will have at a minimum fortnightly contact with a qualified trainer.
Training will be conducted at the Bellarine Training and Community Hub – 1 John Dory Drive Ocean Grove or at one of our selected learn local Neighbourhood Centre under the auspice of Bellarine Training and Community Hub within your community.

Units of Study

Unit code

Unit name


Nominal Hours


Provide individualised support




Follow established person-centred behaviour supports




Develop and provide person-centred service responses




Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability




Facilitate community participation and social inclusion




Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach




Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs




Work with diverse people




Manage legal and ethical compliance




Recognise healthy body systems




Follow safe work practices for direct client care




Facilitate the interests and rights of clients




Meet personal support needs



CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies Elective 60
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Additional unit 18
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety Additional unit 15






Student services

Our aim at BTACH is

  • Provide quality training meeting the needs and outcomes of our learners
  • to offer smaller classes
  • To provide the best opportunities for students to interact with the trainer
  • To allow for flexible training and learning
  • To encourage student participation in discussions
  • To provide a safe non-threatening nurturing environment for learning

Time frame:

Daytime: 29 weeks x 12 hours per week class time plus 120 hours placement

Course costs

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Fees may also change in line with Government fees and charges policy.  Fees listed below are inclusive with no hidden costs, and no more to pay.  $200.00 enrolment deposit is required at time of booking to confirm enrolment.  Payment plan options are available for students enrolling in our courses with fortnightly payments required.  Students must meet funding and concession eligibility to claim.  Where students are to attend placement OGNC trainers will organise these placements in consultation with the student.


  Funded Concession Unfunded
Enrolment $ 0 $ 0 $ 3,250
Admin $ 100 $ 100 $ 100
Resources $ 280 $ 280 $ 450
Total $ 380 $ 380 $ 3,800

Eligibility for Government Funding

The Victorian Training Guarantee

The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
This entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
For all enrolments, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.
Please contact one of our enrolment team to assess if you are eligible for VTG funding.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.

To apply for your USI please go to

Victorian Student Number (VSN)

The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.

The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.

The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.