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 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.

We want you to succeed:

  • Guaranteed interview with an employer
  • No experience needed
  • Earn your First Aid Certificate
  • Start your Certificate III in Individual Support

Program Length

7 weeks

5 weeks training and 2 week work experience
Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 4pm

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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Register Interest

A few simple steps to get going

  1. 2 minutes 1

    REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

    Just let us know your name and contact info if you want to learn more!
    Register Interest

  2. 10 minutes 2

    RECEIVE A CALL FROM GENERATION

    We’ll use the contact information you provided to quickly chat with you on the phone, see what questions you have, and agree on a time to meet.

  3. 1 hour 3

    MEET US FACE-TO-FACE

    We use this time to get to know you better as a person, to learn about your motivation to do the program, and to understand how we could best support you to complete it successfully.

  4. 2-3 hours 4

    COMPLETE EMPLOYER SCREENS AND PRE-WORK

    We’ll help you get the employer checks you need (described in eligibility). We’ll also ask you to complete some tasks related to the program, in your own time. You don’t need to have any existing knowledge or experience to be able to complete them.

  5. 5

    Enrolment

    Enrolment into the nationally recognised training with Cerebral Palsy Alliance (RTO No. 90213).

  6. 6

    PROGRAM STARTS!

    We’ll let you know next steps of your application, which will either be to join the program, or a referral to further opportunities.


"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 WWCC and 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

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