Course Start Date
16 Jul 2021
20.1 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.
|Friday, 25 June 2021||10.00am to 12.00pm||Grafton Campus, Building B, Level G, Room 8|
This is a full time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 15.5 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,
-International Student Support Services,
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 Friday 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?
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 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|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
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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