Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Care Support (7176)

  • Approved Abbreviation: UGCDisCareSup
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7176
  • AQF Level: 5

This program is suspended from Block E, 2024, no new students will be admitted from this session.

This program applies to students who commenced in Block B, 2021 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2020 - please refer to 7176.1 Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Care Support

The Undergraduate Certificate in Disability Care Support provides an introduction to the health sciences, focusing on the disability care sector. Disability support workers might find themselves working in either a community setting, a clients’ home, and are required to provide support in order to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation, and wellbeing. Demand for skilled workers in all facets of the community services industry is growing. Specifically, the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is driving demand for person-centred support.

Study Mode

Six months full-time.

Program Advice

Mitchell Liddle

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above


This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission. 

For more information on applying please see the link to The College admission pages below.


Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
HLTH 1016Professional Competencies in Health (UG Cert)10
COMM 1043Communication in Health (UG Cert)10
REHA 3051Leisure Education Programming and Mental Health (UG Cert)10
WELF 3024Professional Practice in Aged Care and Disability (UG Cert)10
Total Credit Points40