Do you want to make a difference in your job, but are unsure which direction to go? Have you considered a career as a disability support worker?

Support workers provide emotional, personal, and physical support to people living with a disability. This support is life-changing for people in care as well as their families.

Working in disability care is a highly rewarding job where you can make a difference in someone’s life. If a career in this sector interests you, completing a Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Disability) would be a great step towards getting a job.

Furthermore, read on for more information about disability support workers.

It’s a career with purpose

A career in the disability sector can offer amazing job satisfaction.

Support workers get to make real, positive impacts in the lives of the people they work with.

Every day is filled with opportunities to make a difference when you work in disability care.

What can be more rewarding than knowing you are helping someone live life to their fullest?

Job security

The disability sector offers reliability, stability, and room for career progression.

The demand for qualified support workers has been growing rapidly, and projected job growth of 24.7% over the next 5 years means it will not slow down anytime soon.

If you are looking for a long-term career with room for growth, a job in the disability sector can offer you that.

Work / life balance

Many job opportunities in disability care are part-time and allow you to work flexible hours.

They will often include morning, afternoon, or night shifts, which provide more flexibility when needing to balance other commitments.

Challenging / Diverse

Disability support workers are constantly being challenged and learning something new, about themselves and their clients.

They help clients with a range of tasks such as personal grooming, grocery shopping and social activities – no day is the same.

A role in disability care can be challenging, but you will push yourself to do better and get the best possible outcome for clients.

Ready to make a difference?

Working in the disability sector is an incredibly rewarding job. When you work in disability care, every day is a chance to do something different and make a difference.

Interested in becoming a disability support worker? HITsa offers the Certificate 3 in Individual Support (disability) which will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support people living with a disability, as well as prepare you for a job in disability care.

Need more information? Contact our friendly and professional team on (08) 8375 2800.

Do you work in the aged care sector and want to take the next step in your career? Up-skilling or re-skilling can be an excellent path to success.

There are many ways you can up-skill and advance your career. If you work in aged care, you can broaden your skill set and boost your job prospects by completing a 7-day short course.

Here is some more information about the 7-day short course, it’s benefits and how to enrol.

What is the course?

Aged care workers can up-skill by completing an Individual Support – Disability Skill Set.

The Disability Skill Set is suitable for those who hold a certificate 3 level qualification or higher in Community Services, Health or related field and want to develop their skills in providing person centred support to people living with a disability.

The course is government funded for eligible participants, meaning the fee could be as little as $25 per student.

What will I get out of the course?

Completing the Disability Skill Set will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with people living with a disability.

Developing your skill set will give you confidence, increase employment opportunities and help with career progression.

You will also gain a nationally recognised statement of attainment after successfully completing the course.

Why do I need/want the skills to support those living with a disability?

Disability support workers make a real difference in people’s lives, helping them gain independence and feel apart off their community.

The disability sector also offers great job stability with a projected job growth of 24.7% over the next 5 years.

If you want a rewarding career with great job security and room for growth – this could be for you.

Interested in upskilling your aged care qualification?

Furthermore, up-skill and increase your job opportunities by completing the CHCSS00098 Individual Support – Disability Skill Set.

This course will provide you with the skills to support those living with a disability, as well as increase your employment opportunities.

It’s also government funded for eligible participants and takes as little as 7 days to complete.

Call (08) 8375 2800 for more information, or enquire online here.

Australia’s ageing population is increasing the demand for aged care workers.

If you have a caring personality, and you’re looking for a long-term career with job stability, a Certificate 3 in Individual Support might be for you.

About the industry

The aged care industry provides older Australians with a range of different services, helping them to live independently, fully, and with dignity.

The industry employs over 224,000 staff who provide care for elderly and disabled Australians across the country.

Due to an ageing population, aged care workers are forming an integral part of the Australian workforce.

As a result, the aged care sector is fast growing and is predicted to have a 24.7% projected job growth in 5 years.

About working in aged care

To work in aged care, you must have a strong sense of compassion and personal empathy, as well as good communication skills.

Working in aged care can be a challenging job, but there are more rewarding aspects to the job than you think.

As an aged care worker, you get to experience the personal satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference.

You also get to:

  • meet lots of people
  • be surrounded by smiles
  • learn something new every day
  • celebrate your clients’ birthdays
  • enjoy a workplace with variety

Furthermore, beyond the growth of the aged care sector, a career in aged care has so much to offer.

What do you do as an aged care worker?

Aged care workers provide general household assistance to the elderly. This could include helping them shower, use the toilet and dress, as well as providing emotional support and companionship.

This care could be provided from a client’s home or residential facility.

How to become an aged care worker

A Certificate 3 in Individual Support will provide you with the knowledge to start your career as an aged care worker in the health sector.

You may also need a National Police Clearance, DSCI Screening and the completion of a First Aid Course.

Interested in aged care?

A career in aged care and committing to the health and wellbeing of the elderly is truly fulfilling.

The aged care sector is forever growing and offers great job stability.

Kickstart your career today by enrolling in a Certificate 3 in Individual Support through HITsa.

Enrol online or call the friendly team on (08) 8375 2800 for further information.

Choosing to pursue a career in aged care can be a great step towards a long-term career. There is always a high demand for trained professionals within the Aged Care sector, and with that comes job stability.

While a career in aged care has excellent job prospects, there is more to a career in this sector than its growth. As an aged care worker, you get to support and empower the elderly, and make a genuine difference in their lives.

Does this sound like the right career path for you? 

Read on for some great information and tips on how to get a job in aged care, what qualifications you need and where you can get said qualifications. 

Aged care careers

The aged care sector has many potential career opportunities and pathways to follow. Careers in aged care will offer a different approach to care and the setting for the care given, depending on what your job role is and what qualifications you have completed. Some of these careers may include: 

  • personal care worker
  • community care worker
  • home care assistant
  • respite care worker

What qualifications do you need to get a job in aged care?

Generally, to become an aged care worker you will need to complete a qualification such as the Certificate 3 in Individual Support (ageing).

Completing an aged care course will prepare you for a job within the aged care sector, as well as help you to get a better understanding of the industry before pursuing your career.

Other ways to prepare for a job in aged care: 

Are aged care courses government funded? 

At HITsa, we offer the Certificate 3 in Individual Support in 3 specialisations: 

All 3 course options are funded by the state government for eligible participants. There are certain eligibility criteria’s you must meet to be eligible for course subsidies. Check your eligibility here.

Ready to kickstart a fulfilling career in aged care? 

Choosing to pursue a career in the aged care industry will come with its challenges. However, working in aged care has excellent job prospects and you can positively impact people’s lives. If you are passionate about helping people, a career in aged care could most definitely be for you.

Furthermore, contact HITsa and take your first step towards becoming a professional in the aged care sector. Call the friendly team on (08) 8375 2800 or enquire online.


Working in aged care means having a career with potential job growth and endless opportunities. According to seek, the aged care industry will have a 25.4% projected job growth within the next 5 years. And in addition to this, the aged care industry will never go bust. There will always be people requiring care within a residential facility or from their own home.

Along with job stability, here are some other reasons why you should start a career in aged care.

Satisfaction of knowing you’re improving someone’s quality of life

Knowing that what you do has a positive impact on someone’s day/life makes getting up and going to work much easier.

Seeing your clients smile

Being able to put a smile on someone’s face as part of your job makes the hard work worth it. Some clients may not see anyone other than their carer some days. Therefore, as an aged care worker you provide that social interaction that your clients may lack. And clients are always happy and have a smile on their face when they see you (most of the time)!

You get to meet lots of new people

As an aged care worker, you will most likely work with a variety of clients from all walks of life. You get the opportunity to form life-long relationships with your clients, as well as their families.

You learn new things every day

The elderly are full of interesting stories. Some of your clients may have lived through significant times like the war, and they’re always keen to set aside time to tell these tales. You might hear about their love stories, times of war or mischievous things they got up to in their youth.

It’s rewarding

Aged care work can be challenging, but the rewards outweigh the challenges. Being able to better someone’s quality of life, be a friend, and highlight of your client’s day, makes aged care work one of the most heart-warming jobs you can do.

Work anywhere in Australia

Gaining your Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Ageing) is a nationally recognised qualification, therefore you can work ANYWHERE in Australia! Aged care workers are needed everywhere in the country, which makes it easy to travel and pick-up work along the way.

Interested in aged care work?

HITsa Training and Employment offer the Certificate 3 in Individual Support (Ageing) as a rolling intake. Enrol online and kick-start your career as a support worker today!

Alternatively, view scheduled course dates to find an upcoming course near you.

Most importantly, our aged care courses are government-funded for eligible students*. Call the friendly HITsa team on 08 8375 2800 to find out more.

Are you looking for training courses in Salisbury? Look no further than HITsa! We’re so excited to announce that we have opened a new temporary training location in Salisbury. The new training location at 36 Ann Street will be a temporary base until the long-term building in John Street is ready for HITsa to move into. 

In addition, HITsa will be running health and hospitality courses in Salisbury on a regular basis. Then progressing on to more frequent training days once we have moved into the permanent training location. 

Wondering what courses will be available from our Salisbury training location? Read on for some information about our courses, what will be available at Salisbury and how to enrol.

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)

RSA training will be one of many courses available at HITsa’s new training location. This training will be an affordable hospitality course in Salisbury and only takes 1 day to complete.

RSA training covers a range of topics including serving alcohol, laws and legislation, your responsibilities and more. Completing this course will help you to get a job within a hotel, club or restaurant. 

Certificate 3 in Individual Support 

HITsa will also be delivering Aged Care & Disability Care training from the new location. Students undertaking this course will receive theory training as well as practical training from the on-site fully operational 3 bed skills centre.

In addition, a Certificate 3 in Individual Support will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work with the aged and disabled. Depending on what specialisation you choose to study. This qualification could also be a pathway to a career within the allied health system, aged care industry or disability sector. 

This training course in Salisbury could be a great step towards a long term career! 

Want to enrol in a course at Salisbury?

The new training location is only temporary so expect to see more Adelaide courses available once HITsa move into the permanent Salisbury location.

Additionally, we are currently delivering RSA training and Aged Care courses from the new location. These courses are great job pathways that can help you work towards a long term career. If you’re interested in hospitality or aged care training in Salisbury, view our upcoming course dates online. Alternatively, you can contact the friendly HITsa team by calling 8375 2800.