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- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.
You will also need to video record a range of practical tasks. To do this you will need access to a digital video recording device and associated software to save and upload video files. Most modern mobile phones are able to do this.
You don't have to be a computer whiz to succeed in online learning, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and email, chatting to your teachers or others online, reading course content online, using common software and performing other basic tasks.
Minimum software specifications for your course are:
Microsoft Office or equivalent (free download for TAFE NSW enrolled students)
Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
Adobe Flash Player (free download)
Up-to-date internet browser
A message for young people under 17 years of age - If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so. Please contact TAFE Digital on 1300 823 366.
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As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
This course will take around 15 hrs per week of study and it is a requirement to complete 120 hours workplacement (paid employment or volunteer work). The course is over 24 months part-time, based 96 weeks of participation.
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?
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower or higher depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or exemption. In some cases, there are limited government subsidised places available. For more information, go to http://www.tafenow.com.au TAFEnow website to ascertain if this course is right for you. We can also discuss payment options with you. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol with the non-subsidised fee. If for any reason you need to withdraw from your course or seek a refund, see our policy for information to guide your decision-making - http://tafenow.com.au/student-agreement.
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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
Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. You can also enrol and/or pay over the phone by calling TAFE Digital (formerly known as TAFENow) 1300 823 366. Details on how to access your course will be emailed to you once you are enrolled.
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|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred 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|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients|
|CHCCCS021||Respond to suspected abuse|
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