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Disability Team Leader Courses

A disability team leader oversees a disability support team in an effort to provide care and assistance to those needing help living their everyday lives. Disability team leaders delegate responsibilities, monitor patient or client intake and assessment and determine how to best provide aid. In addition to supervising the disability support teams, team leaders will also often provide hands-on assistance. The position requires strong personal, organisational and communication skills.

Disability team leaders need to understand not only what resources and options are available for helping patients and clients, but must also be equipped to handle the administrative duties that come with running a team. This includes scheduling, checking in with team members throughout the week and helping find solutions to their issues.

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Popular Disability Team Leader Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Disability Team Leader.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Disability Team Leaders earn?

In Australia, a full time disability team leader generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Disability Team Leaders?

While there isn't clear data on specific disability team leader positions, aged and disability support worker jobs have grown strongly in recent years and are expected to continue to do so. As of May 2019, there were approximately 177,000 aged and disabled carer jobs in Australia. That number could potentially rise to 222,000 in 2024. Some reports indicate the possibility of about 35,800 job openings per year over that span.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal - 2019 Occupational Projections and Australian Government Job Outlook

How long does it take to become a Disability Team Leader?

Disability team leaders often need to earn more advanced qualifications and/or have more experience in the support industry than other disability team workers. This position will often require a Certificate IV in Disability. This qualification can take around 12 months to complete depending on study mode (online, on campus or a blend of both) and whether you are studying full or part time. Enrollees must also fulfil a work placement requirement to complete this certificate. Qualifications in Individual Support or other support studies that specialise in Aged and Disability Support can be helpful, though each disability team leader role will have different requirements.

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