CHC33015 / 0101711

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Overview:

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person- centred support.

This course is available with either a Disability or Aged
Care specialisation. There are a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week, which includes the work placement hours. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.

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Practical Experience:

This course requires a minimum of 120 hours practical placement to be completed over the period of the qualification. Placement must occur for the full duration of the study in the qualification. Support can be given upon request.

Career Outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In-Home Respite Care Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Officer
  • Residential Care Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan

Recognition of Prior Learning

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.

Entry Requirements

EDUCATION
  • 16 years old or above
  • Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or Australian
  • Year 11 or equivalent
ENGLISH
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Pass CB LLN test
OTHER
  • Successful completion of a Police Clearance OR Blue Card application, depending on specialisation.

Units

Core Units
  • CHCCCS015
    Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023
    Support independence and well being
  • CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
  • Common Electives

    HLTAID003
    Provide first aid
    CHCAGE002
    Implement falls prevention strategies
  • Disability Specialisation Electives

    CHCDIS001
    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    CHCDIS002
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    CHCDIS003
    Support community participation and social inclusion
    CHCDIS007
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

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Course Details

Course Code

CHC33015 / 0101711

Duration

29 weeks

Availability

Domestic & International

Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a Police Clearance and Working with Children Check/Blue Card application.
  • Medical Certificate attesting to the student’s good health.
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (international students).
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students).

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