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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-03V03-21MAI-164

Location – Maitland (Disability)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

14 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

35.2 Hours per week

Duration

21 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 successfully complete this course you will need:

  • to obtain a Working with Children Check and Criminal Record Check.
  • To achieve this qualification, the student must complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements for this course. Students must therefore be either:
  • Employed in a relevant position in the relevant field of industry
    -Workplacement is organised by TAFE NSW in liaison with the student.

Eligibility for work placement:
Before commencement of professional experience, students will require:

  • A National Police Check, clear
  • A valid Working with Children Check for work within NSW. The WWCC can be for volunteers (if the student is undertaking an unpaid work placement or volunteer work) otherwise they will need to have a valid WWCC for those undertaking paid work.

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
Monday, 21 June 2021 2.00pm Maitland Campus, Building G, Level G, Room 10

STUDY COMMITMENT

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 Independent completion of Moodle tasks including reading articles, participating in activities and practice quizzes, self-study revision and reading library/ learning Hub.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

A day working 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 our 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. If you are concerned about this we can refer you to our counselling and career development services to help you make the right course choice at this time for you. We can also link you to community based support services who can assist you as you complete your course. We can also support you to manage any other issues such as reasonable adjustment to accommodate any language literacy or numeracy (LLN)

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

On completion of a R U Ready screening we will be able to identify vocational pathways and identify any supports that are required to set you up for success on your learning journey.

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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. 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:

  • Students are required to get a National Police check prior to work placement - $40-$60.
  • Other additional costs are any costs associated with workplacement eg transport

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

Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the 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

Maitland
Corner of New England Highway & Ferraby Drive, Metford
Phone 131 601

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