Move into one of the most rewarding and stable sectors by gaining accredited qualifications in individual support. Find a job role as a personal care giver in a variety of capacities, in a community or residential setting, where you will provide person-centred assistance to people who require care due to disability. This entry-level qualification teaches you a range of factual, technical and procedural skills as well as theoretical knowledge of the sector, so you can start your career or formalise skills you already have.
This qualification gives you nationally accredited skills and includes a work placement, to give you real-life experience in the sector. Learn how to communicate effectively, work with diverse people in an ethical way, and facilitate the empowerment of people with disability. This course prepares you for further study or employment in the disability sector.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Personal care assistant
- Care worker
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 12 months
- 120 hours work placement
- Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
- Student Rewards Program
- Student Support Services
- Your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
- Webinars; both live and recorded sessions
- Video content access via:
This qualification requires 120 hours of direct support work in a disability or community service organisation. This organisation will need to meet disability specific requirements if in an aged care setting. Allocated study hours will vary depending on the participant’s prior experience in industry or general life experiences.
Upskilled will secure your work placement, ensuring we can provide an environment in which you can be successful in the course. During your placement, an Upskilled workplace assessor will visit you to observe you performing required assessment tasks.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Upskilled is ready to help you leverage previous study and relevant work experience to accelerate your progress towards a Nationally Recognised qualification.
- Summative and formative assignments
- Written reports and/or portfolio assessments
- Scenarios and/or case studies
- Written/oral questions
Upskilled is Australia’s pre-eminent provider of qualifications at certificate and diploma level. We specialise in the online delivery of nationally accredited courses in key industries, ensuring that every learning experience is an investment in career opportunity. Upskilled is proud to be synonymous with outcomes that skill the economy, support the community, and reward our graduates on both a personal and professional level.
At the heart of Upskilled is a commitment to exploring the training opportunities made possible by the digital age. As the internet revolutionises the educational playing field, the rules of student engagement must evolve just as quickly.
Upskilled understands that instant access does not equate to instant knowledge. We understand that a new kind of student requires a new style of learning.
At its heart, learning is an interaction. For that reason, the tools that deliver effective skills learning must be interactive too. By understanding how people systemise information effectively, Upskilled has been able to develop online programs that make study natural, rewarding, and fun.
Upskilled Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organization (RTO 40374)