1 in 6 people (18%) have a disability in Australia, which equates to 4.4 million people!
With over 4.4 million people having some form of disability, this industry is one the fastest growing industries in Australia!
It is predicted that in 2024, there will be over 223,000 Disability Support Workers in Australia!
For people seeking a career in disability, this industry can offer tremendous satisfaction through the opportunity to empower and support people with disabilities to thrive and live independently.
Perhaps you have always been someone who likes helping and motivating others, and want a role that is very rewarding. A career in disability is a great way to harness those skills and your desire for change.
When you work within this sector, each day will be different from the next! You are constantly being challenged and learning something new about your clients.
One day you could be facilitating group outings, then you could be creating programs internally to help your clients develop new skills.
Some daily tasks could involve:
Disability care is expected to grow to over 45,000 new jobs in 4 years. That is equivalent to a 25% growth, as predicted by Seek! With so many new jobs forming within the sector, now is the right time to start in this sector!
A Support Worker’s role involves being highly organised and managing a variety of different tasks at one time. This means if you want to be a Disability Support Worker, you will need to know to understand how to multi-task between different responsibilities.
Some other skills that you will need to become a Support Worker include: patience, thinking outside the box, and being empathetic towards your patients.
What’s the difference between the two qualifications?
Studying the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will help you to start your career within this sector. You will learn things like: communicating and working in health or community services, meeting personal support needs, and even following established person-centered behaviour.
However, the Certificate IV will help you expand your knowledge and take on a more Supervisory/Managerial role. Some things you will learn can be leading an effective workplace relationship, as well as managing the legal and ethical compliance of your team and clients.
After completing the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, you can become a:
After completing the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), you can become a:
Ready to start your career in Disability Support? Enquire now about our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.
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