Can I start with a short program, and then upgrade later to higher qualification?
Absolutely you can. It is a good idea to start with either Manual Handling, one of our First Aid courses or Child Safe Environments to see if stepping into the classroom again is what you would like to do to progress your working opportunities.
There are multiple ways to access Enable College. We are located at 31 Franklin St, access the city by bus, train or tram. Alternatively, there are parking options on Franklin st and Pitt st, a few blocks away from the college.
Each student completes an Oral assessment and a Literacy and Numeracy assessment prior to enrolment. After completing this we are able to gauge each student’s suitability for our courses and also develop individual training plans to meet each student’s needs.
On enrollment an individual training plan will be developed to suit your own personal situation and requirements. Throughout the course if you require additional support then this will be made available through one on one training, study classes, phone tutorials, webinars and work place mentoring
Update your resume and cover letter. Apply to organisations directly through each of their websites. Google search for jobs in aged care or disability care. For disability care organisations, go to www.carecareers.com.au for a list of some disability organisations. For aged care organisations, go to www.agedcareonline.com.au for a list of aged care facilities.
All assessments must be submitted and marked satisfactory
Work placement project needs to be completed and submitted
Work placement observation checklist needs to be completed as competent by your supervisor and submitted
What if I did not successfully complete work placement?
The workplace trainer and assessor will meet with and provide you feedback on why you were not successful on your first placement attempt. Another work placement will be organised at another organisation Extra support will be available whilst on placement by the workplace trainer and assessor If you do not successfully demonstrate the skills required by industry on the second placement, you will be withdrawn from your course
Employment is not guaranteed from the organisation you are completing your work placement
However, many organisations have employed students after placement if they feel they have demonstrated they have a good grasp of the skills, knowledge and attitude they are looking for in an employee and have a position available
Plain white shirt with collar
Dark trousers (no jeans or shorts)
Closed in toe shoes, preferably water proof and non-slip soles
Hair must be clean and long hair tied back
No jewellery including rings, earrings, necklaces or bracelets
Nails must be short and without nail polish
Name badge to be worn at all times
If I am completing both Aged Care and Disability certificate III, how many work placements do I need?
2 work placements
One work placement for minimum 120 hours
Second work placement approximately 60- 80 hours
This allows for the best skill development and experience in both an aged care residential environment and disability services environment
What assessments will I need to complete whilst on my Individual Support work placement?
Work Placement observation checklist
Completed by your work placement supervisor
Work placement project assessment
complete a daily log of the hours you have completed
daily reflections on your experience during placement
project assessment questions
Induction by the organisation
Buddy with an experienced worker throughout your placement
Observed by supervisor and work placement trainer and assessor
Receive ‘hands-on’ experience with all aspects of personal care and supporting clients with their activities of daily living
Work Placement is a mandatory component of assessment to gain a certificate from Enable College. It is designed for you to put into practice, in a real-life setting, the skills and theory that you will be learning. This will be done under the supervision of the staff in the organisation that has accepted you for placement with close guidance and support from our workplace trainer and assessor
Your course will have a set amount of units to complete. Each unit will have a written assessment you will need to complete satisfactorily
For practical classes, the trainer will assess you through observing you undertaking certain activities, as well as a written assessment. All units will have a work placement component that will have tasks and assessments you will need to complete either whilst on placement or as part of a project after placement has been completed.
Prior to commencing my orientation project what do i need to do?
You need to ensure you have completed the Police clearance, current Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting certificate and Child Safe Environments course. As a minimum, you need to have completed the following units: CHCECE001, CHCECE002, CHCECE004 and CHCECE009.
This varies according to the qualification although, in the end, it is Enable College’s responsibility to ensure you have access to a suitable placement. With Individual Support qualifications, Enable College has specific agreements with organisations and will organise your work placement. With Childcare qualifications we have to manage things a bit differently as the Directors of the Childcare Centres generally want the student to approach the Centres themselves. This provides an opportunity for the Director to meet with the students to check their communication skills, attitude, and organisational skills prior to work placement. Enable College will provide students with an introductory letter and advise which centres to approach. Please note that all placements in all qualifications will be during Monday to Friday and the shift times will be allocated by the organisations hosting the work placement. Enable College will support you but remember the organisation is hosting you and they will have the final say on work times and placement agreements.
Refunds will not be granted automatically; students are expected to be aware of work and personal commitments prior to enrollment and will need to establish that the cause of withdrawal could not have been reasonably anticipated prior to commencement.
A course refund to students (less student deposit) will be given for cancellations made a minimum of seven (7) days past the deposit being paid. Applications for refund must be made in writing or via email and received by Enable College within the seven (7) day period. Once the application is approved, Enable College will refund any monies as follows:
For Fee for Service students – A course refund means any monies paid, less student deposit which is a non-refundable administration fee. If, after this period, a student wishes to cancel their enrolment, all monies paid to date will be forfeited. Enable College has the right to withdraw a participant if finances are not kept up to date.
However, if a student withdraws for exceptional personal reasons beyond their control; after the course has commenced but within 3 weeks of commencement a pro rata refund of 50% less student course deposit will apply.
• For example sickness (verified by a medical certificate)
Commencement of training will include any of the following:
• Attending first classroom session (Classroom students)
• Receipt of first booklet (Open Learners / Classroom students)
• Initial login into our online training system (Blended learning students)
Students who have agreed to the terms and conditions for Debit Success will have additional conditions and fees applied to their final decision as per the individual debit success student agreement terms and conditions.
There is no enrolment deadline, fill out the online enrolment form and start whenever you want! If you are looking at enrolling in a current Government funded opportunity please be mindful of the enrolment close dates.
Yes, through our blended learning model you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace and will need to attend practical training seminars as required.
As part of any of our Community Services Courses, you will also participate in Work Placement.