Disability Support

Disability support workers empower people that are limited by their personal disadvantages. Learn the professional skills to facilitate client autonomy and strengths in a disability context. 

Play a pivotal role in helping people overcome their personal limitations that impact their lives and wellbeing. 

You’ll go through a transformative journey by assessing and monitoring your own attitudes, values and skills while aligning them with industry standards and ethical obligations.   

The best part of studying with us is the real-world experience you’ll get through work placements - even before you graduate!  

Disability Support qualification

Community Services

Aligned with community and industry needs, and national strategies, this qualification will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills you need for a career in social support work. This is a holistic programme, that develops your knowledge and skills to facilitate wellbeing across the four dimensions; hauroa (health) including tinana (physical), hinengaro (mental and emotional), whānau (family and social) and wairua (spiritual and connection).


1 Year Full-time

2 Years Part-time


On campus



Career potential

Facilitator, Social Support Worker, Wellbeing Advisor, Wellbeing Coach

Study Social Services

Study Social Services

Explore the range of qualifications we offer in social services and youth work.

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