Code:
CHC33015
Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
Duration:
6 months
Starting Date:
14/02/2022
Location:
Morwell
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Course Overview

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.

Times

Monday and Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Career Opportunities

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

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

The student is required to complete 120 hours of placement.
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
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

Assessment

Not Applicable