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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

Please see the Eligibility criteria below to check if you're eligible.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Entry into Care Roles Skill Set


  • Alanvale

Attendance options

  • Short course

Study type

  • Mixed Learning

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Are you looking for a pathway to Individual Support?

This course is designed as an entry level skill set for people considering working in aged care, home and community care and disability and would also suit people who may already be working as a Level 1 home care worker or working in Disability and wish to attain some accredited units.

This course provides an Introduction to care / support work and provides underpinning skills and knowledge for people who may want to go onto further study and complete a Certificate III in Individual Support.

The skill set comprises three units from the current Certificate III in Individual Support and is delivered on campus over 11 class sessions.

In this course you will learn how to support people according to their preferences and support plans, how to work safely and follow infection control practices. The course provides information about duty of care, working responsibly and strategies on how to ensure individuals are supported to be as independent as possible.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

Call 1300 655 307 Submit an enquiry

Career opportunities

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Home Care Worker L1
  • Hospital Aide

Career opportunities

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Home Care Worker L1
  • Hospital Aide

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

Find out more about what support is available