Supporting the Community Aged & Disability Care (Block 1)

We have a great deal of experience in successfully delivering customised programs to prepare youth for employment by providing meaningful hands-on skills and knowledge in the aged and disability sectors ensuring the best possible outcome for participants. Our Community Services unit has forged strong engagement with employers and as a result ATEC trained Community Services students are highly regarded in the sector and in fact sought out by employers.  We are a “provider of choice” for our employer partners across the aged and disability sectors.


This program is targeted at young people (15-24) who want to achieve a career in the following areas:

  • Aged care sector
  • Disability care sector including Special School

To give you every opportunity to gain valuable employability skills from this course we will deliver hands-on practical training, engage industry employers in delivery of sessions and introduce you to employers validating the worth of the training received and real employment prospects.

Skills Covered

You will have the opportunity to achieve the following accredited training which employers will be looking for in new workers. 

Accredited Training (units of competency)

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (includes HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Manual handling)

You will also participate in Industry awareness days and have direct exposure to employers and former students learning about the employment opportunities in the sector.  There will be a field trip which may include disability sector Community House/Day Care Options facility/Aged Care facility or local special school.

Work skills include working with others in the aged care/disability sector, planning and organising your work, making decisions, identifying/solving problems, being creative in the work environment and working in a digital world.

Course Admission Requirements / pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for entry into this course however you must be referred by your jobactive provider.  If an opportunity for work experience or employment becomes available you will be required to undertake DCSI screening.


If you successfully achieve any of the accredited units you will receive a Statement of Attainment for those units.

Delivery Locations                                                                                                                                 

Northern Adelaide:      Port Adelaide, Salisbury, Gawler

Southern Adelaide:      Noarlunga, Victor Harbor

Pre-enrolment Information

Important information for participants in regards to ATEC Policies is available at

How to Apply

Applications MUST be made through your jobactive provider.

Course Fees

This course is fee free funded through Youth Jobs PaTH, an Australian Government initiative.

Other Fees

If an opportunity for work experience becomes available you will have to pay for DCSI screening. You should talk to your jobactive provider about funding for this if required.

Course Dates

Activity ID Start Date End Date Location
47280932 19/06/2017 07/07/2017 Lonsdale
tba 31/07/2017 18/08/2017 Gawler
tba 14/08/2017 1/09/2017 Victor Harbor
tba          23/10/2017 10/11/2017 Salisbury
tba 29/01/2018 16/02/2018 Lonsdale
tba 19/03/2018 6/04/2018 Port Adelaide
tba 30/04/2018 18/05/2018 Gawler


ATEC Community Services work closely with employers and have become a “provider of choice” for work experience participants and employment.

We work directly with employers to ensure our training is up to date, relevant and meets their needs. We have MOU’s in place for work experience with numerous employers across the Northern and Southern Regions.

Activities to generate opportunities for work experience and/or internships include:

  • Marketing direct to jobactives and employers - Aged and Disability trainers direct connect with employers through their scheduled visits
  • Marketing participants to employers – advising of jobactive wage subsidies (ATEC’s strong working relationship with jobactives enables ATEC to actively promote specific wage subsidies to employers on their behalf.

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Course Dates

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