Course Start Date
22 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 in a skills shortage area. Learn how to provide individualised support to help your clients engage with their community and pursue their personal goals.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical course work, 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 attributes to help you get ahead:
- A friendly and approachable nature
- The ability to be supportive and empathetic
- Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
- A focus on client service
- Good verbal and written communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised industry qualification at Certificate III level
- First Aid Certificate
- Disability support worker
- Residential support worker
- Disability school support officer
- Disability service officer
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Disability
- Diploma of Community Services
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a part-time connected delivery, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class via connected learning, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 14 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-study revision and reading library.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom. This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.
Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is for people who want to work in the Disability sector. It provides basic skills and knowledge to equip disability support workers to work independantly in a range of support roles. Disablity support work attracts people from many backgrounds. Most successful disability support workers display understanding and empathy and an interest in empowering people who have a disability towards greater independance.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course:
- You will have access to support to meet your learning needs.
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 and Wednesday 9.30am to 2.00pm via connected learning. 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
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCCS024||Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder|
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.
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