Do you want to learn more about the NDIS or make a difference to people with disabilities?

The Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme provides an introduction to working in the disability workforce. It was created due to the high demand for quality disability support workers.

Currently, over 590,000 Australians receive support under the NDIS. This is projected to be over 640,000 participants by December 2023.*

This is a short course and industry-experienced practitioners and people with lived experience with disability support your learning. You will be provided with current first-hand knowledge of the NDIS system and the people it serves. Chisholm has a significant history in delivering accredited education for the disability sector and working with industry bodies to ensure that all courses are current and representative.

During the course, you will increase your knowledge of the sector, learning about industry processes and required documentation. You will learn how to support NDIS participants in everyday life, helping them achieve their goals towards greater independence.

The course covers:

• Setting the scene – the NDIS context in Victoria
• Supporting an NDIS participant
• Human rights approach to violence, abuse and neglect
• NDIS participant personal safety
• Working safely when supporting an NDIS participant
• Completing and processing documentation
• Working collaboratively
• Being a direct support worker
• Working directly with an NDIS participant.

The qualification is intended for:

• people who have just started working in the disability sector as a direct support worker (DSW)
• people already working in the disability sector who would like to learn more about the NDIS
• aged care workers, nurses, education support workers, NDIS Early Childhood workers, support workers, trades, Personal trainers, mental health workers, allied health workers, community service workers, people with other qualifications who work with people accessing the NDIS, and
• people who work or may want to work with people as they access community-based services and other support services.

The course provides a pathway to further qualifications – it is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualifications.

Please note: This course is free for students eligible for concession and government-subsidised training. Enrolling in this course will not consume your once-off entitlement to a Free TAFE course.

This course is delivered online via Zoom with flexible delivery including, evenings, days, school holidays and weekends.

*Source: National Disability Insurance Scheme - Annual Financial Sustainability Report 2021-22

Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Part Time, 3 weeks.
Start dates
8 January, 29 January, 19 February, 13 March

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.