Kickstart your career in the disability sector!

Do you enjoy working with people and supporting them achieve their goals?
Join our training program to become a Disability Support Worker!

In this program, you’ll get the skills and training you need to get a job as a Disability Support Worker. The program is full time for 7 weeks. At the end, Generation Australia will continue to work with you to secure and train for interviews, and support all graduates gain meaningful employment.

What is included in the program?

    • No cost to you*
    • Support in employment opportunities post-program
    • Part qualification involving 4 units of competency taken from the Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) qualification
    • Support for students without access to a computer

*Eligible participants are subsidised by the VIC Government

Can I apply?

You can apply for the program if you:

  • Are registered with a Workforce Australia Provider
  • Live in the Barwon employment region, VIC*
  • Are not currently in education, training or full-time employment
  • Are likely to get a clear Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • Have a P1, P2, or full VIC driver’s license
  • Be an Australian or NZ Citizen, permanent resident or on a humanitarian visa
  • Have basic tech, numeracy, and literacy skills
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination [2 Doses + Booster]

*Unsure if you live in the Barwon region? Search your suburb or postcode on this map

What is a disability support worker?

As a Disability Support Worker, you will provide support for people living with disability to thrive in their daily lives and support them to achieve their goals. This may include supporting people with disability to engage and participate in their community as well as providing personalised in-home support.

It’s not always easy, but it is one of the most rewarding jobs out there.


Program Length

7 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Online learning

Start Date

Coming soon

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The Local Jobs Program (LJP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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A few simple steps to get going

  1. 10 minutes 1

    Online application form

    Fill out the application form online.
    Register Interest

  2. 45 minutes 2

    English, numeracy & tech tests

    We will invite you to take some tests to check your English, numeracy & tech skills. This is to ensure this program is right for you and determine the level of support needed.

  3. 30 minutes 3

    Meet us

    Once all the tests have been completed, we will invite you to meet one of our friendly team members for an interview. Don’t worry though, this interview is just a casual chat so that we can get to know you.

  4. 4


    You will be invited to the programs orientation where you will get to meet your trainers, mentor, and fellow classmates. You will also complete some additional paperwork to enrol you into the nationally recognised training program.

  5. 10 minutes 5


    Once we have completed the approved background checks, you will be invited to fill out an online Generation enrolment form to secure your spot on the program.

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"From the program I developed a new passion, discovered new challenges and set myself completely different goals."
Program graduate


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Part qualification involving four units of competency taken from the Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) qualification



Funded by

  • Macquarie Group Foundation Logo
  • Local Jobs Program Logo

Skills Earned

Technical Skills

We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know:

  • Part qualification involving 4 units of competency taken from the Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) qualification
  • Know how to be successful at interviewing
  • Learn the skills that differentiate high-performing disability support workers based on employer input

Behavior & Mindsets

In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:

  • Deal with any problem
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work in a team
  • Manage your time and finances

What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Complete your application

    Go through the selection process outlined earlier
  • 2

    Meet your mentor

    If you gain a place, you’ll meet with your mentor before the program starts to make sure you have all the support you need to achieve your potential.
  • 3

    Start your training

    The program begins! You’ll learn the behaviours, mindsets and technical skills to succeed in the end role.
  • 4

    Get ready for your interview

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on your interview technique.
  • 5


    Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
  • 6

    Post Program Support

    We’ll provide you with the opportunity to have industry expert volunteer coaches to help keep your skills developed, as you apply, interview and match with potential employers and career opportunities.

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.


The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.

Resume Building

The right resume can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a resume that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network


Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others


Troubleshoot your job challenges