We’ve created a program that makes a career in disability accessible to everyone. Working in disability is some of the most rewarding work you’ll ever do and our JobReady program enables people that have not worked in this amazing sector before to make a career change and take their first steps into a new career in disability.

The program starts with an in classroom course which delivers extensive content in a 7 day long intensive training program. It’s hands on and course content is delivered through a mixture of practical and course work. This method of learning maximises the retention of the course content and provides the biggest benefit for students.

At the conclusion of the course, you will be Job Ready and employable with ONCALL to work with our NDIS participants. You will have access to regular ongoing training and development with our 22-week support and mentoring program, including supported shadow shifts with experienced staff. At the successful completion of the 22-week program you will be invited to attend a graduation ceremony.

7 Day Intensive Course

ONCALL Induction and Orientation

ONCALL Induction and Orientation

You will receive ONCALL Induction Training which covers the organisation overview, accountability, policies and procedures, the role of a support worker and participant expectations. We will also cover shift requirements and understanding individualised plans.

Introduction to the NDIS

Introduction to the NDIS

This session provides an overview of the NDIS principles, values and supports and the role of the Quality and Safeguards Commission. Topics include code of conduct, approaches to service delivery, soft skills and professional boundaries.

Manual Handling

Manual Handling

This session provides hands on practical training in Manual Handling including operation of equipment, safe work practices and identifying and eliminating risks.

Provide First Aid

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)

This course will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response including CPR, life support, management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders in a range of situations including in the home, the workplace or in the community until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

Administering Medication

Administering Medication

This session provides the knowledge, skills and safe practices to support individuals who require assistance with administering medication.

Infection Control / Food Safety / Personal Support Needs

Infection Control / Food Safety / Personal Support Needs

This session includes infection control principles, use of PPE, food hygiene and safety, personal support needs for activities of daily living, dignified support, changes in health and when to report.

Human Rights and Zero Tolerance to Abuse

Human Rights and Zero Tolerance to Abuse

This session explores the Human Rights approach, Zero Tolerance to Abuse and Standards of service delivery in the sector. Topics also include Diversity, Positive Behaviour Support Plans and Restrictive Interventions.

Loppo's JobReady Story

Loppo came through our very first JobReady group and has been with us ever since.

He’d never worked in disability before he came through the JobReady program. Since starting with us, Loppo’s become an integral part of the team here at ONCALL. His clients love him and he loves going to work every day. 

He shares his experience of the course and what it means to him.

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The NDIS JobReady Process

Our recruitment team will assess your application and eligibility and arrange a telephone interview. If successful you will be invited to continue with our assessment process, including an online Group Presentation and interview.

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Following successful completion of the interview process and after providing your mandatory documents, you will be invited to enrol in our 7-day intensive training program where we will teach you the essential skills required to work in the disability sector.

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On completion of training you will have the opportunity to gain casual employment with ONCALL and commence work. You will then have ongoing support from the ONCALL Team, through our 22-week support and mentoring program.

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The NDIS JobReady program provides a fantastic starting point and as you gain experience you will have access to a clear career path in Disability.

 

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What we’re looking for

  • People with no Australian experience or qualifications in the disability sector
  • People who are motivated to make a difference in the lives of others and are interested in disability
  • People with a valid drivers licence, roadworthy and fully insured car

This program provides you with a long term career path and opportunities that enable you to move into the disability sector. The training takes place in Melbourne, so you’ll need to be based here.

Tuition Fees

ONCALL provides two options for paying tuition fees.

Repayment Option

$275 at start of course
Pay nothing more until you start working with ONCALL then $27.50 a week will come out of your wage until you pay the total cost.

Upfront

Pay the full fee at the beginning of the course to receive a 10% discount.

Price reflects 10% discount.

Who you’ll be working with

You would be matched with an NDIS participant who is seeking support and may have similar hobbies, interests, values and culture to your own.

Building a positive, professional, relationship with this individual is key as you will be assisting and empowering them to make their own choices and decisions at home and in their community.

The type of activities you could be doing with the participant may vary, but generally they fall under three main areas, they are; community access, achieving goals and personal support. 

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Terms and Conditions

NDIS JobReady Terms and Conditions

  • NDIS JobReady T&C's (pdf 222.77 KB)

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