Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Code CHC33015
Course Title Certificate III in Individual Support (Release 4)
Course Length 10 months approx. (day course) or 14 months approx. (night course)
Study Mode On-campus (day or night)

Turn caring into a career

If the time is right to pursue a career supporting individuals with disability, this course could be the kick-starter you’re after. Under the guidance of trainers with extensive industry experience, genU Training arms you with the skills to deliver individualised support in community and residential settings. Combining factual, technical and procedural knowledge you will graduate with theoretical understanding of the concepts and practices of person-centred support and empowering others in readiness to work with NDIS providers.

You’ll gain valuable professional experience through an 120 hour work placement which will allow you to put your theoretical learning into practice.

 

 

 

 

 


 

To be awarded CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), a student must successfully complete a total of thirteen (13) units of competency, consisting of:

  • seven (7) core units, and;
  • six (6) elective units

genU Training delivers the electives listed in the ‘Elective units’ below. These electives have been selected based on awarding the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), industry needs, student pathways and/or student and trainer/assessor feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

Core units

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

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
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

 

Work placement

To achieve this qualification, a student must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.


 

When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can apply for this course now.

Study requirements

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful:

  • Students will need to demonstrate that they have the appropriate language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills
  • Effective communication, documentation and research skills
  • Be able to complete 120 hours of work placement
  • Have the physical capacity for manual handling
  • Access to digital technologies (e.g. laptop, desktop, tablet-computer and/or smartphone) with basic digital literacy skills.

Students undertaking a blended and/or online virtual training will require the additional digital skills and technologies:

Digital literacy skills Intermediate computer skills such as internet browsing, email, word processing, and presentation software

Workstation setup

    • Stable internet connection with suitable data plan
    • A laptop, desktop or a full size tablet / tablet-computer
    • Web camera / microphone
    • Smartphone with charger
    • Earphones / headphones / speakers
    • Printer (optional)
    • Have a quiet / non-interruptive space to complete their studies
    • Desk/table, comfortable chair, no tripping hazards and room to move around for assessment
    • Access to water/tea/coffee

Browser software – Access to one of the following internet browsers, available to download from:

Video conferencing software (Zoom) – Access to video conferencing software (Zoom), available to download from:

Please note: You will need access to turn your Web camera and microphone on, as required when using video conference

 

Work placement requirements

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practice responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

You may need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your Course Coordinator will let you know if you need to provide evidence of:

  • NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Occupational assessments
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires.

genU Training can assist with arranging an appropriate work placement with a suitable host employer.

If you are already working in industry or working through a community agency (through paid or voluntary work), our Learner Experience team can assess your working environment for work placement suitability.

 


 

What will you learn?

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 a disability.

  • Gain factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as theoretical knowledge of concepts and practices required to provide person-centered support.
  • Develop skills to empower people with a disability and promote social inclusion.
  • Learn how to contribute to the ongoing skills development of a person using a strength-based approach.

Where could your skills take you?

  • Accommodation support worker (Disability)
  • Respite care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care worker

What could you study next?

  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

 

Victorian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Fee For Service
$AUD 2,261.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


 

South Australian residents may be eligible for government-subsidised training in South Australia under the Work Ready Program based on your employment status and any training you have already completed. Am I eligible?

Approx.
Tuition
Fee:
Concession Fee (WorkReady) Standard Fee (WorkReady) Fee For Service
$AUD 166.25 $AUD 465.50 $AUD 2,261.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

This training is supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia. Eligibility criteria apply, to check your eligibility visit www.skills.sa.gov.au. We encourage students with a disability to access subsidised training. There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


 

genU Training offer CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), in a variety of study modes and times:

On-campus (day) – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

1 day per week (9:30am – 4pm)

 

On-campus (night) – Study face to face (in a classroom setting)

1 night per week (6pm – 9pm), plus one Saturday a month (9:30am – 4pm) on-campus sessions

 

NB: All study modes require students to access and undertake additional activities, including: research activities, reflections and assessments via the Learning Management System (LMS).

 

Time zones:  Local state time zones are observed


 

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