Course Start Date
20 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.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 24 June 2020||10:00am to 12:00pm||Northern Beaches TAFE Building V Level 1 Room V.1.17 or Join Information Session Here|
|Tuesday, 30 June 2020||10:00am to 12:00pm||Northern Beaches TAFE Building V Level 1 Room V.1.17 or Join Information Session Here|
|Monday, 13 July 2020||10:00am to 12:00pm||Northern Beaches TAFE Building V Level 1 Room V.1.17 or Join Information Session Here|
|Monday, 13 July 2020||5:00pm to 7:00pm||Northern Beaches TAFE Building V Level 1 Room V.1.17 or Join Information Session Here|
This is a full time Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 20 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 21 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 20 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private study, Moodle, textbook, online videos, assignment preparation.
** IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU? **
Participants in this programme are a mixture of learners who may or may not have previous experience or qualifications. There are no specific entry requirements for this course but there is a screening literacy assessment. All students will be required to complete an online enrolment. Each student will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clinical practicum in an accredited disability service.
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.
SERVICES AND STUDY 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, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 3:30pm and 1 flexible day. 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
TAFE NSW Individual support in Australia Ageing Disability Home and community care, VETRes, Australia
TAFE NSW First Aid textbook, 8th Ed. VETRes, Australia
TAFE NSW Study Guide Individual support in Australia Ageing Disability Home and community care, VETRes, Australia
National Criminal Record Check
Vaccinations as required cost due to individual circumstance
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
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 RecognitionIncidental Cost
- Student Association - $20.00
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|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|
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.
154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
Phone 131 601
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