This is an estimate of the time it will take to complete the most relevant course associated with this occupation. It’s based on the amount of time taken to complete this course and doesn’t take into account personal circumstances or barriers.
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This is the average wage for people working in this industry. Graduate wages will typically be lower. Wages tend to increase with the amount of time spent in a field. These figures are intended as a guide only, rather than a prediction of future earnings.
Data for employee earnings and hours has been taken from the ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (Cat. no. 6306.0, May 2014, unpublished data). It takes into account average weekly ordinary time earnings, average weekly ordinary time hours paid for, and average hourly ordinary time earnings.
This is an indication of the level of demand for workers in a particular field. If demand is strong, there’s a higher chance of employment after completing training, meaning your employment prospects for this occupation are strong. If demand is low, the likelihood of employment after training will be lower, and your employment prospects will be poor.
Employment forecast figures are sourced from Deloitte Access Economics (2015) Victorian employment projections for 2016 to 2031.
This number tells you how many people are currently working in this field. It’s not a reflection of this specific occupation, but rather the group of occupations it falls under. For instance a Motor Mechanic might fall under the “Mechanical Trades” grouping, along with Diesel Mechanics, Motorcycle Mechanics and Small Engine Mechanics. The numbers in this section reflect the total amount of workers in this grouping, in Victoria.
The information in this section is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, with input from industry bodies.
This information is intended as a guide only. Each job will vary depending on the nature of the role, the employer, and the employee.
VIDEO: Graphic on screen: Kelly Moore, Service Coordinator, Independence Australia
VIDEO: Kelly Moore sitting in an office.
Graphic on screen: Service Coordinator, Kelly Moore
AUDIO: Hi I’m Kelly Moore. I work for Independence Australia and I’m a service coordinator for in-home supports.
Graphic on screen: Independence Australia, Collingwood
VIDEO: Kelly Moore and one of her clients walking down the street.
AUDIO: We assist clients in staying in their own homes and assist them in regaining, retaining and extending their independence on a daily basis.
VIDEO: Kelly Moore in the office.
AUDIO: I’ve always had an interest in the disability sector.
VIDEO: A course search results page on the Victorian Skills Gateway for the Certificate IV in Disability.
AUDIO: So I did a certificate IV in Disability Studies when I was eighteen. That course is extremely beneficial – looking at client needs, communication; the disability sector as a whole.
VIDEO: Kelly Moore talking on the phone at her desk.
AUDIO: A typical day – the different tasks that I would do would be liaise with clients regarding the supports and how they ‘d like to receive them, liaising with support workers; ensuring they are attending their rostered shifts, they’re aware of all their shift tasks and adequately trained and that the gel between the support worker and the client is a match.
VIDEO: Kelly Moore arriving at a client’s home and greeting each other.
AUDIO: I guess the skills that you need to be a good service coordinator would be to be a people person.
VIDEO: Kelly Moore in the office with a support worker and a client.
AUDIO: Other attributes may include patience, good organisational skills good communication skills, to be able to look beyond the disability and help that person achieve whatever it is that they’d like to do.
AUDIO: I guess my favourite thing about my job is working with a variety of brilliant people.
VIDEO: Kelly Moore interacting with clients and support workers in various locations.
AUDIO: Getting to know them and also supporting them to achieve things that they want to do. It’s a really good feeling. What I would say to people who are thinking about getting into the disability industry, it’s a fantastic industry to be in, there’s a lot of opportunity for career development. The disability industry is definitely flexible, so you can work around uni, TAFE also, like me, you can make a big career out of it assisting people achieve their independence.
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Students may be eligible for government-subsidised training. This is only offered by training providers who have a contract with the Victorian Government to deliver government-subsidised training.
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