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Offering Info

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-03V03-21CHE-178

Location – Coffs Harbour Education (Disability)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

15 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

20.1 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

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 may need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
A current clear Australian National Police Record Check
Current vaccinations including flu (influenza) and COVID-19 and other health department immunisation requirements.
A NDIS Worker Screening Check
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Students will be responsible for costs associated with obtaining these required checks and vaccinations.

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.

To be enrolled in this course:

  • Students are required to contact the Course Coordinator to identify any additional learning supports that need to be put in place prior to the course starting.

To successfully complete this course you will need:

  • Numeracy and literacy skills, and sound computer skills and access to a computer and internet at home or other space
    Students will be required to successfully undertake 120 work placement hours. Students must therefore be either:
  • Employed in a relevant position in the relevant field of industry
  • Undertake a work placement teachers can determine who, how, when and where within either their own networks or support the student to gain a placement themselves at the local level

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

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
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 10.00am to 12.00pm Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Building O, Level 1, Room O.1.40-41

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4.6 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 15.4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10.4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-study revision and reading, library/Learning Hub.

Please note that one extra day of delivery will be for HLTAID003 that will require you to attend 9am to 5pm

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

The target group are people who are interested in Disability work and who want to enrol at Coffs Harbour Education Campus. Some students may be current workers or volunteers in the disability or community sectors, or have lived experience of having a disability or caring for someone with a disability. Students who are working or volunteering in the sector can use their experience to help complete their work placement. Those who are not currently working or volunteering will negotiate a placement in an appropriate organisation. Some students may have completed a previous qualification in a related field.
Candidates to complete a course preselection form. Some students may qualify for Credit Transfers or Recognition of Prior Learning. Some students may have foundational knowledge about industry and studying that would enable them to review the material and complete assessments at a faster rate.
Student are able to enrol in this qualification if they are able to study effectively in an adult learning environment, who are able to take responsibility for their own learning and time management. As the delivery mode involves accessing resources and educational material on TAFE NSW Moodle, and other information on-line, students will need to have sound information technology skills. Students are required to have a moderate to high level of literacy, English language skills and a beginning level of employability skills.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment

  • Access to Aboriginal and Torries Strait Islander Support and Services
  • Accessibillity and Disability Services,
    -Personal Counselling,
    -Vocational Counselling,
    -Learning Support,
    -International Student Support Services,
    -Scholarships,
    -Multicultural Support.
    Detailed services can be provided at any TAFE campus.

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 9.00am to 1.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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:

  • Completing HLTAID003 is a requirement of this course. This unit has an additional, separate fee of $25 for the bandage/workbook pack, payable upon enrolment in the HLTAID003 unit.

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

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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

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Course Location

Coffs Harbour Education CHEC
363 Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour
Phone 131 601

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