This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support.
The cost of this skill set is covered by the Queensland Government. However, eligibility criteria applies. For you to be eligible, you need to be:
- a Queensland resident; aged 15 years or over who is no longer at school; is an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, and
- you must be an existing worker in the Community Service and Health industry, this includes parents and unpaid carers of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants, and
- a job seeker, and can provide evidence of access or intent to access the Australian Government’s JobSeeker payment, or a copy of an Australian Government-issued concession card or evidence that I have applied for an Australian Government-issued concession card or
- a worker who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, experiencing circumstances such as one or more of, but not limited to the following; displacement, loss of income, reduced hours of employment, stand-down or other such circumstance, and if asked, could provide evidence of this.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.
Students must wear neat comfortable clothing with enclosed shoes for the practical sessions.
Need to know
You can only apply for one skill set at a time. Once you have completed you can apply for another.
During the course you will be required to complete 2 practical face-to-face workshops of 3 hours per workshop. These workshops will be scheduled throughout the duration of the course and you will be advised when to attend.
You will also be required to complete one day in industry and have a third party report completed in order to meet the workplace assessment requirements.
It is expected that you will complete on average 3 hours per week of self directed learning to meet study and assessment requirements.