Version Effective: 16th of April, 2019
Version Effective: 16th of April, 2019

PDC60410 - Providing Basic Healthcare in the Disability Sector

Course Details

Course Summary

Those with a disability may require various types of assistance from basic care needs to more complex needs. This online Short Course is designed to assist both disability employees and carers with providing some of those needs. The course introduces the employee or carer to several aspects of personal care as well as developing communicating with dignity and respect whilst providing health care.

The fee for this short course will be $125.00.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the disability sector.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Community Services
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for staff who work in the disability sector.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Course Structure

6 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Gain an understanding of clinical topics in:

          -  Skin Integrity

          -  PEG Care

          -  Catheter Management

           -  Bowel Care

            - Management of Aspiration

            - Assisting clients with Self-Administration of Medication

  2. Understand the key principles underpinning the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia.


Online Quizzes

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