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Approx. 6-8 Months
718 Hours
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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 ageing, disability or some other reason. 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.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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About this course


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 ageing, disability or some other reason. 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.

This is the new course which supersedes:
Certificate III in Aged Care
Certificate III in Disability
Certificate III in Home and Community Care

Is this career path right for me?

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of the elderly and the disabled? Do you have:

  • A friendly and caring approach?
  • The ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds?
  • Tact and sensitivity?
  • A respectful approach to clients?
  • Patience and a sense of humour?
  • Reliability and flexibility?
  • The ability to be a good listener?
  • Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative?

If you answered yes to the above, then this course will help you begin a rewarding career in the health care industry.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service:
Prices start from $2298.00.

A range of Weekly or Fortnightly Payment Plan are available. (Charges may apply)

This course is also subsidised through WorkReady supported by the  Government of South Australia.

Check here for the subsidised fee.

Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply for getting the subsidised fee.

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Entry Requirements

This course requires successful completion of the Snapshot Reading,Writing and Numeracy indicator as part of the Core Skills Profile for Adults. (CSPA) to be eligible for WorkReady funding or successful completion of Langauge, Literacy and Numeracy test  (LLN) of Enable College to enrol under Full Fee Service.


For more information, visit https://www.acer.org/cspa/ for an overview.

This course requires the ability to apply for a DCSI – Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults employment screening. Upon enrolment, Enable College will notify you to complete an application. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.

Pathways in Individual Support

The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing disability care industry. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical work experience to care for and support clients in a variety of settings.

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Possible Outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Disability Service Officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Field Officer
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Support Worker

 

Course Units

This course is made up of 13 units of study, these are divided into 7 core units, 4 units that will relate to your area/s of specialisation and 2 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge, and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for. You will also be expected to complete 120 Hours of Work Placement.

CORE UNITS (7)
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 

Disability SPECIFICATION
(4 UNITS)
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
ELECTIVES
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication
REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO PLACEMENT
Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) clearance
 HLTWHS005 Conduct Manual Tasks Safely
 HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
PRACTICAL CLASSES
1 DAYIndividual Care Planning
1 DAYConduct Manual Tasks Safely (Manual Handling)
1 DAYMealtime Management
1 DAYPersonal Care
1 DAYPersonal Care and Employability Skills
1 DAYPerson-centred Care
1 DAYProvide First Aid

What if I have studied before?

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.

If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.

Delivery

The Certificate III in Individual Support is offered as both full time and part time at our Adelaide campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide) or through our blended learning model. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real-life situations through work placement.

Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 30 hours per week. There is also an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each week.

Part-time training: This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 16 hours per week  There is an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each fortnight.

In Class Learning

This form of learning allows you the benefits of working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face. Learning materials are provided to you to work through in class, and complete remaining questions in personal study.

External Learning

Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course.  Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.

Blended Learning

Through our blended learning model, you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required. This form of learning allows you the benefits of also working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Disability Care, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Full Time Available
  • Part Time Available

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