Would you like to embark on a fulfilling career where your work is all about helping a disabled person to achieve their best life? The Certificate of Disability Services is an online professional development program that will provide you with the essential knowledge and skillsets to provide person-centred support to those with a disability.
In this online disability program you will learn in-depth skills and knowledge about the disability sector to move into disability support positions including case management and project work in both the government and non-government sectors.
You will learn how to coordinate multiple service inputs for clients and learn how to undertake case management for clients with complex needs and issues.
The Certificate of Disability Services will teach you to facilitate the empowerment of a people with disability by fostering self-determination, independence and strengths. You will also learn how to coordinate services for people with disabilities and maximise participation in work.
Unit 1- Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Legal, political and social frameworks
Disability support services
National Disability Strategy 2010
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Disability Services Standards
Social Model of Disability
Catteneo’s Model of Empowerment
Legally denying rights
Impacts of trauma
Chronic lifestyle conditions
Breaches of human rights
Abuse and neglect
Choice and self-determination
Dignity of risk
SODAS decision-making process
Unit 2- Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
Complex support issues
Duty of care
Complex support needs
Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP)
Quality of life
Best practice guidelines
Complex and special needs
Service coordination plan
Community support groups / agencies
Individualised care plans
Support worker required skills
Disability support workers
The Aged Rights Advocacy Service (ARAS)
Unit 3 - Maximise participation in work by people with disability
Job search techniques
Open supported employments
Register with agencies
Disability employment service
Rights and responsibilities
Equal employment opportunity
Work health and safety
Assess work abilities
Pro rate legal wage
Key Performance Indicator
Industrial relations system
Contracts of employment
Apprentice wage support
Salaries and wages
Monitor employment opportunities
Preparing for interviews
Unit 4- Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Core areas of functional impact
History of autism spectrum disorders
Functions of the brain
Treatment, therapies and interventions
Testing and diagnosis
Deficits in social skills
Impact and stress on family
Values and attitudes
Plan and implement support
Responding effectively to needs
Interventions and support strategies
Strategies for including students with ASD
Individual program plan
Individual education plan
Evidence of positive results
Quality of life
Respect and equality
Equal opportunity / discrimination legislation
Health and safety
Childhood autism rating scale (CARS)
Unit 5 - Develop and provide person-centred service responses
Case management administration
Training for clients
Changes in the sector
Policy and procedures
Unit 6 - Provide advocacy and representation services
Establish the representative role and process
What is advocacy
Developing strategic alliances
Accountability and evaluation
Represent the interests of client or client group
Interests, concerns and priorities
A framework for action
Represent interests and measure success
Progress reports and feedback
Negotiate outcomes and liaise with key people
Purpose and objectives
Collaborative planning and action
Potential areas of conflict
Evaluate effectiveness of strategies
Reporting on outcomes
Unit 7 - Work with people with mental health issues
Communication and relationship building
Social, cultural and spiritual differences
Confidentiality and privacy
Compliance and sharing
Mental health issues
Values and attitudes
Dignity of risk
Community development and education
Mental health promotion
Unit 8 - Coordinate complex case requirements
Case management standards
Models of case management
Formal behaviour support
Services for families and carers
Case action plans
Community-based case management
Standards of care
Monitoring client progress
Accountability to funding bodies
Accessible service delivery
Family structure and dynamics
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
I was happy with the quick response I could get for any enquiry I made, this made me feel you are committed to producing competent students in your courses who will then effectively deliver in their places of employment
T.Ndirangu, Gatton, QLD | Certificate of Disability Services
The course material was easy to access and relevant. Assessments were comprehensive
J. Copeland, White Rock, NSW | Certificate of Disability Services
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $400.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.