Certificate in Disability Support

Learn the Essential Skills to Professionally Assist and Care for Patients with Disabilities

The Certificate in Disability Support is your gateway to a fulfilling and impactful career. This course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse range of disabilities that exist, and the unique challenges each presents.

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Self-paced. Approximately 200 hours to complete the course, which has 2 key modules made up of 17 subjects.
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

This course is aimed at people interested in working in:

  • Disability Support Work
  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Home Health Aide
  • Residential Support Work
  • Counselling
  • Caring Roles
  • Social Work
  • Health Professions

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Who Will This Course Interest?

This course is a beginner-level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills that can grow with experience and further study. Health and social services is a competitive field, and this course will help you develop and strengthen your skills and knowledge to become more successful in disability support or a similar role and ensure you stand out from the competitors. Understanding the basics of what makes an effective disability support process while understanding professional supervision when caring for disabled patients are broad skills that can be useful and implemented in several disability support roles. 

Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.


Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.


Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

About The Course

Transform Lives, One Support at a Time: Your Pathway to Career in Disability Support

Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those living with disabilities but unsure where to start? The Certificate in Disability Support is your gateway to a fulfilling and impactful career. This course is designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse range of disabilities that exist and the unique challenges each presents. From understanding the nature and scope of physical disabilities to creating inclusive learning experiences and environments, this course covers it all. 

This online course is structured into two comprehensive parts, which cover everything from the nature and scope of disability support to inclusivity in the workplace and community participation. Learn how to create inclusive learning experiences, provide in-home support, and even extend your care to areas like sports, leisure, and travel. The second, professional supervision, focuses on the managerial aspects of care. Understand different models of supervision, explore ethical and legal concerns, and learn how to manage supervision effectively in various organisational settings.

This beginner-friendly course serves as a robust foundation that you can build upon with experience and further study. By the end of this course, you'll be well-prepared for a range of career outcomes. Whether you're interested in disability support work, personal care assistance, home health aide roles, or even branching into counselling, social work, and other health professions, this course sets you on the path to a fulfilling and impactful career. Don't miss your chance to stand out in the competitive field of health and social services. Enquire now and take the first step towards a future where you don't just make a living—you make a difference.

Study from $25 Per Week

Want to study for the Certificate in Disability Support but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option. Simply pay as low as $25 per week towards until the course is paid off and stress less.