Course Start Date
35.4 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will give you the skills for a rewarding career as a disability support worker in a skills shortage area. Learn how to provide individualised support to help your clients reach their full potential, engage with their community and pursue their personal goals.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practice you will learn to:
- Provide individualised support to meet personal care needs
- Provide help with domestic duties
- Help clients navigate the NDIS landscape and gain access to other services
- Empower clients to reach their independence and social inclusion goals
- Use discretion and judgement in a variety of circumstances
- Work with a range of diverse clients using a strengths based approach
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the qualities to get ahead in this field:
- Time management
- Great spoken and written communication
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Complete this course and gain:
- A nationally recognised industry qualification
- First Aid certificate
Career opportunities include:
- Disability support worker
- Residential support worker
- Disability school support officer
- Disability service officer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Continue your studies in Disability with:
- Certificate IV Disability
Boost your education with a degree after completing your Certificate IV:
- Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees
- Graduate Certificate in Disability Practice
- Graduate Diploma in Disability Practice
The NSW Skills List identifies that there is a skills shortage for disability workers across NSW. The disability sector is a dynamic and rapidly growing industry with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) being a key driver. Demand for skilled workers is expected to continue well into the future.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
Once enrolment has been finalised online, a staff member will make contact via email to invite you to an online MS Teams meeting as a guest, further information will be provided about your enrolment and orientation start date.
This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 14.5 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 21 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 21 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 17.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- May have previously completed a Certificate II qualification in Community Services
- Currently or have been engaged in voluntary roles in a community setting
- Have lived experience as a consumer or carer in the Health and Community Services Sector
- Are seeking to change their current career
- Are patient
- Have good communication skills
- Are energetic and passionate about your community
- Are able to work independently
- Are professional and ethical
In addition, this course is a pathway to further training and or employment in Community Services. A day of work in Disability Services means supporting people to make positive changes in their lives. Empowering members to pursue their life goals and aspirations. If you are driven to support others, while also being passionate about your own career progression and future job prospects, TAFE NSW has a range of community service courses that will help you to reach your goals.
As an adult learner, study can sometimes be hard. It's important as you embark on your learning journey that you have a 'healthy mind and a healthy body'. Some of the subject content in this qualification may have challenging and confronting material. For example - for students with mental health lived experience some course content may trigger mental health symptoms. If you are concerned about this we can refer you to our counselling and career development services to help you make the right course choice at this time for you.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
Disability Service Officer
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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