I am exploring how to get a job as a disability support worker. While many job ads require a Certificate 3 or 4 in disability care, many online resources say you can enter the field without
I am happy to eventually get qualifications (for example by studying part time while working), but I cannot afford to take a whole year off work to study. Also, while I don't have qualifications in disability care, I have other (but not relevant) qualifications and good generic skills (good communication skills, empathy, problem solving, good judgement, etc).
I would be grateful for any advice about where to look for such jobs. What sort of employers should I be looking at? Are there traineeships that combine work and study?
I live in Melbourne/Victoria, if it’s relevant.