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 5 days a week for 7 weeks. It includes 5 weeks of training — delivered by (Cerebral Palsy Alliance RTO No. 90213) — and 2 weeks of on-the-job practice. At the end, you will have a guaranteed interview with an employer, that we’ll help you prepare for.

What is included in the program?

  • No cost to you*
  • Guaranteed interview with an employer at the end of the program
  • Earn your First Aid Certificate
  • Start your Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Lunch provided during class
  • Opal card provided for use in travel to and from the program

*Eligible participants are subsidised by the NSW Government

Can I apply?

You can apply for the program if you:

  • Are not currently in full time employment, education or training
  • Can attend class 5 days a week, 9am-5pm, for 7 weeks
  • Are likely to pass a Police Check
  • Have a NSW Driver’s License
  • Be an Australian or NZ Citizen, permanent resident or on a humanitarian visa
  • Have basic English and numeracy skills

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

5 weeks training and 2 week work experience
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Start Date

February 2020
4 out of 5participants have a job within 1 month of graduating

Next program starts February 2020
In partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance Logo
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A few simple steps to get going

  1. 10 minutes 1

    Online application form

    Fill out the application form online
    Apply Now!

  2. 2 hours 2

    Meet us face-to-face

    We will check your eligibility for the program and then give you a call to invite you to an interview day. Don’t worry though, this interview is just a casual chat with a member of the Generation team so that we can find out more about you.

  3. 1 hour 3

    Homework task and pre-employment checks

    After the interview, we’ll assist you in applying for some background checks . We’ll also ask you to complete a short task related to the program. You don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete them.

  4. 10 minutes 4

    Enrolment

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

  5. 2 hours 5

    Orientation

    Once you have secured your spot on the program, you will be invited to an orientation day the week before the program starts. On this day, you will get to meet your trainer, mentor and fellow classmates. You will also complete some additional paperwork to enrol you into the nationally recognised training with Cerebral Palsy Alliance (RTO No. 90213).


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

Certification

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Gain a partial qualification in Certificate III in Individual Support


Training details: This program includes training of a part qualification (6 units of competency) in Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) delivered by Cerebral Palsy Alliance. This is nationally recognised training subsidised by the NSW government for eligible participants. Cerebral Palsy Alliance


Supported by the Try, Test and Learn Fund — an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.


Requirements

  • Likely to pass a Police Check
  • Have a Driver's License or P Plates
  • Interested in working in Disability Support
  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Not currently in education, training or stable employment

Location

What is a Disability Support Worker?

As a Disability Support Worker, you will provide support for people living with disability to go about 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.

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:

  • Start your Certificate III in individual support, with a specialisation in disability support
  • Earn your First aid certification
  • 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!

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

    Interview and start in your role

    You’ll interview with Generation’s partner employers, who have vacancies reserved especially for Generation graduates. We’ll continue to support you as you start in your new role.

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.

Coaching

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

Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others

Support

Troubleshoot your job challenges