Individual Support Disability workers provide person centred care and support people with a disability in a community and/or residential setting. These people follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support. It’s an incredibly satisfying career that helps people stay independent and enjoy a better quality of life, in a place that’s safe and familiar.
The course is offered 2 days per week over a 6 month period with the opportunity to work in a disability service for 120 hours of placement.
Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
Delivery of this qualification is delivered in class with online resources. Students must have suitable technological literacy and resources.
TimesMonday and Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.Job roles or employment may include but is not limited to wotk in Disability facilities, home & community care environments and day programs.
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
Applicants must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test as well as a Pre-Training Review to determine whether they are suitable for this course. Applicants then must undertake an interview and also meet the below requirements:
- Clear police and Working with Children Check
Recommended entry requirements
- Moderate computer skills
- Access to computer, internet etc
Limitations to entry
- Must be physically fit as the job role requires manual handling using industry equipment and 7.6 hour shifts on placement where role involves physical work and long periods of standing.
Double dose COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical exemption.
Specialist Course Information
PlacementThe student is required to complete 120 hours of placement.
Placement is arranged by: Institute
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
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|CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically|
|CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people|
|HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support|
|HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs|
|HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|