Victorian Community Care and Education Training Service (VCCETS)

Social and emotional care support: Disability and aged care

Duration One hour (webinar) or half day (face-to-face)
Delivery mode Face-to-face workshop or webinar
Maximum participants 20
Pre-requisites None
Assessment None


Course description

Learn how to support a person with a disability who is ageing. Gain skills in identifying current and future needs, and supporting the rights and interests of the person.

Learning objectives

  • Define and outline the:
  1. features of common disabilities associated with ageing
  2. impact of ageing of persons with pre-existing/lifelong disabilities
  • Identify and discuss the potential impacts of a disability on the individual, family and/or carer
  • Discuss potential approaches to identify current and future needs of people with a disability who is ageing
  • Summarise strategies and communication techniques that can be used by community care workers to provide care and support

Target audience

This course is open to staff and volunteers of CHSP and/or HACC PYP providers in Victoria.

It's suitable for community care workers, direct care workers, and social support workers.

This course is suitable for all staff and volunteers wanting to build and/or refresh their understanding of disability and aged care.

What to bring

Please bring along a notebook and pen to take your own notes. In addition, we’ll supply you with a workbook.


You’ll receive a Victorian Community Care Education and Training Service (VCCETS) Certificate of Attendance upon completion of this course.

The certificate complements any existing qualifications you have working in the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and the Victorian Home and Community Care Program for Younger People (HACC PYP).

Book this course

Email your name and location to to register your interest in this course.