Disabilities Services Officer

Works in a range of service units which provide education and community access to people with intellectual, physical, social and emotional disabilities.
Training time 5 months - 2 years
Average pay $41,675
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,800

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
  • Recommended

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Community Services
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Certificate IV in Disability
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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work
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Diploma of Community Services
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Diploma of Counselling
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Diploma of Mental Health
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