Traineeships in Aged Care, Home Care and Disability

Preparation for Employment

Health Training Australia (HTA) offers the opportunity to complete your Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability or Home and Community Care) while you are employed as a trainee with HTA. For more information on Traineeships, please click here.

To undertake a traineeship, successful applicants must complete the free three day Preparation for Employment course, followed by a 40 hour unpaid industry work placement arranged by HTA (see details below).

The Preparation for Employment course has been designed to introduce participants to the aged care, home care and disability environment and in the different techniques in client care and handling, and is a prerequisite to the traineeship (please note, it is not a stand-alone course).

Applicants must meet HTA eligibility and selection criteria to undertake the Preparation for Employment course. Contact HTA for more information.

The course is available in Perth and Bunbury (as required)

Employment on a traineeship with HTA depends on available positions and feedback from the 40 hour unpaid industry placement. HTA eligibility and selection criteria apply.



Cost: Free to eligible candidates
Duration: Three day course and 40 hours unpaid work experience
Times: Course Week 1 – Monday – Wednesday (9:00am – 2:30pm)
plus 40 hours of unpaid work experience
1 May – 3 May 2017
29 May – 31 May 2017
19 June – 21 June 2017
17 July – 19 July 2017
7 August – 9 August 2017
28 August – 30 August 2017
18 September – 20 September 2017
9 October – 11 October 2017
30 October – 1 November 2017
20 November – 22 November 2017
11 December – 13 December 2017

Bunbury Courses are run as required. Contact HTA on (08) 9273 3033 for Bunbury course dates

Work Experience

On completion of the Preparation for Employment course, successful participants will be allocated a time for a “Meet and Greet Interview” with a potential Host Employer prior to undertaking the 40 hours of unpaid work experience . The offer of work experience will be determined by the Host Employer and available vacancies.

Participants may select their 40 hour work experience placement in either aged care, disability or home and community care. While HTA will endeavour to source a Host close to the participant’s place of residence, this is not guaranteed and participants are expected to drive up to 45 minutes to their placement.

Please note that some Hosts may require participants to complete additional paperwork (ie apply for a Working with Children Check) or undertake a medical and health assessment prior to commencement.

Learning Outcomes

The Preparation for Employment course and work experience is designed for participants to familiarise themselves with the roles and responsibilities of a care worker including:

  • Working in a care environment
  • Provision of personal care in a residential and home environment
  • Services available in the care industry
  • Showering, shaving and personal care
  • Bed making, incontinence
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Legislative responsibilities
  • Safe manual handling practices
  • Recognise and address hazards in the workplace
  • Use appropriate aids to support comfort, safety and well being.

The learning outcomes achieved provide participants with the following nationally recognised competency:

  • HLTHSE204B: Follow safe manual handling practice

To Apply

Click here to Complete an Online Application (Please note,  only shortlisted applicants will be contacted)
Telephone :   (08) 9273 3033
Email :

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