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CHC33015 – Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) – Domestic Students

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Course ID
CHC33015
Name
Individual Support (Disability)
Level
Certificate III
Campus
BNE|GC

CHC33015 – CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (DISABILITY)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is a 30 weeks face to face course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, through a Traineeship or Work-based, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to provide person-centred support to those in need due to a disability such as:
  • SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELLBEING
  • PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
  • WORK IN HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT OF OLDER PEOPLE
  • FIRST AID

This course will prepare you for a job in the disability sector. It’s an entry-level qualification for working in disability services, which can mean working in a residential facility that services people with disabilities or for a community services organisation that provides disability services. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to support the personal care, wellbeing and daily activities of people living with an intellectual or physical disability.

Do you find yourself being passionate with a strong desire to help and provide care services to people with a disability? Get in touch immediately with Educare college admin enrolment teams to study and be taught by our qualified and highly industry experienced trainers. With over ten years industry and teaching experience, the education and knowledge you will receive from our trainers will prove highly valuable, not only during your learning experience but will also aid you with your future career pathways.

You can help improve someone’s quality of life with a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). People with disabilities and the elderly are often most in need of our help. With this certificate, you can improve or change their lives by providing person-centred support. If you have a passion for helping others, this course can bring you to a rewarding and fulfilling career.

With person-centred care, each person is treated as a complete human being with their own life story, values, culture, interests and beliefs. Support from others is tailored to meet the person’s individual situation, unique needs and goals.

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Entry Requirements
Details and Units
Career Pathways and Outcomes
Fees

The certificate is delivered over 30 weeks face to face which includes 13 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre-arranged with approved care facility partners and arrangements will be supported by the college.

The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer in the community and/or residential setting and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide person-centred support to persons needing this support.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. It’s preferred that students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent. Students will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate prior to commencing work.

Core Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
Course Code Course Name
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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

A person with this level of qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge
  • Apply a range of well-developed skills
  • Apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems
  • Perform processes that require a range of well-developed skills where some discretion and judgement is required
  • Interpret available information, using discretion and judgement
  • Take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning
  • Take limited responsibility for the output of others

Suitable Career outcomes may include:

  • Disability Service Officer
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Residential Aide
  • Accommodation Support Worker

Traineeship Eligibility: You must already be employed to enrol as a trainee with Educare College. Speak to your employer about choosing Educare College as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

Cost: Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. See here.

Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.
Information regarding costs will be outlined on the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee at the time of induction.

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Teaching and Delivery Modes for Students

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

QLD Certificate III Guarantee - for Students Residing in QLD

Funding for this qualification may be available through the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, funded by the Queensland Government. Please read the Certificate 3 Guarantee program student fact sheet at https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/certificate3    
Fee for Service: Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.

Resources Needed

You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

Work Placement

Work Placement forms an essential part of the competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 120 placement hours in an aged care facility organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of classroom activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.

An individualised work placement logbook along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours. 

Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6 am), evenings (finishing at 11 pm) and possibly some night shifts between Monday and Sunday. Students are expected to ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not to compete against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.

Prior to the commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card).

Program Outcomes and Benefits

Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
  • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
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Do you find yourself being passionate with a strong desire to help and provide care services to people?

Get in touch immediately with Educare college admin enrolment teams to study and be taught by our qualified and highly industry experienced trainers.