Course Start Date
13 Jul 2021
35.2 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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.
Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Wednesday, 23 June 2021||10.00am to 12.00pm||Virtual Information Session|
This is a full time blended 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 20.8 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 and assignment preperation.
All students must attend the advertised virtual information session to receive important information about this course. The Information session is being held online using Virtual classroom using Microsoft TEAMS, please follow the link provided to enter the online session.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Students 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 or may be seeking to change their current career. In addition this course is a pathway to further training and or employment in Community Services.
A day of work in Community Services means supporting people to make positive changes in their lives. If you are driven to help 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.
- Are you patient
- Do you have good communication skills
- Are you energetic and passionate about your community
- Are you able to work independently
- Are you professional and ethical. Our goal throughout the enrolment pathway is to connect you to the right course to enable you to achieve the right outcomes for you. (eg a job or further study.) As an adult student, study can sometimes be hard. Its 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.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
- 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
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW
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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. 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?
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 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
|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|
|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.Enrol Now
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