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Becoming a Disabilities Services Officer
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Becoming a Disabilities Services Officer

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Works in a range of service units which provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.
Training time 0.5 - 2 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,442
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 13,600

How do I become a Disabilities Services Officer in Victoria?

To work as a Disabilities Services Officer in Victoria, you'll need:
    • A Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

    And one of the following:

    • A Certificate IV in Disability
    • A Certificate IV in Mental Health


    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
    • Completed Traineeship (available as a school based traineeship)

What does a Disabilities Services Officer do?

  • Assesses clients' needs and planning, developing and implementing educational, training and support programs
  • Interviews clients and assessing the nature and extent of difficulties
  • Monitors and reports on the progress of clients
  • Refers clients to agencies that can provide additional help
  • Assesses community need and resources for health, welfare, housing, employment, training and other facilities and services
  • Liaises with community groups, welfare agencies, government bodies and private businesses about community issues and promoting awareness of community resources and services
  • Supports families and provides education and care for children and disabled persons in adult service units, group housing and government institutions
  • Supervises offenders on probation and parole
  • Assists young people to solve social, emotional and financial problems

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