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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-03V02-20NBC-204

Location – Northern Beaches

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20 Hours per week

Duration

21 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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:

  • Collaboration
  • Problem-solving
  • 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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can shape the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the care industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
  • Health care worker/student vaccination record card
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
  • Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.?Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.?

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have the ability to multi-task
  • Are a collaborative team player

You must also have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out:

  • Manual handling tasks
  • First aid responses including performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course but there is a screening literacy and numeracy assessment. All students will be required to complete an online enrolment. Each student will be required to complete 120 hours of practical experience in an accredited Ageing/Disability service.

-National Criminal Record Check

To successfully complete this course:

You will be required to attain a level of literacy level 3. You must complete each of the units and the workplace component to a satisfactory level.
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) level at ACSF Level 3 when commencing the course and basic computer skills. This will be assessed as part of your enrolment process.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
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

STUDY COMMITMENT

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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
Recommended Text
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

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

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Northern Beaches
154 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale
Phone 131 601

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