Around 4.3 million Australians live with a disability. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for support and services for about 460,000 Australians. Melbourne Polytechnic's Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme is a short course for people who need an introduction to the NDIS and introductory understanding of working with an NDIS participant. It is suitable for those who want to start a career as a disability support worker, are an existing disability sector worker and would like to learn more about the NDIS, have healthcare qualifications and work with people accessing the NDIS, or have an interest in the NDIS.Learn first-hand skills with NDIS participants
Melbourne Polytechnic's Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme will teach you how to support an NDIS participant to achieve stated goals, how to use a human rights framework to ensure NDIS participant personal safety, working safely, completing and processing documentation, and working effectively with others. The course will involve NDIS participants and/or people with a lived experience of disability so you have first-hand experience with the system and the people it serves. Your learning will be supported by industry-experienced practitioners. Melbourne Polytechnic has a significant history in delivering accredited education for the disability sector, working with industry bodies to ensure that all courses are current and representative.Broaden your career opportunities in healthcare
Knowledge of the NDIS is important and well-regarded in a broad range of healthcare scenarios. On completion of this course you will be qualified to work effectively as a disability support worker supporting an NDIS participant in the disability sector. This is essential knowledge for disability sector workers. Please note that the course provides a pathway to further qualifications. It is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualifications.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. As a general guide to entry, learners will be best equipped to achieve the course if they have, as a minimum, language and literacy skills equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 3.
Potential learners need to be:
Learners who successfully complete this introductory course can look for work as a Direct Support Worker supporting an NDIS participant in the disability sector.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.