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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
alffie's CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of support workers in community and/or residential settings who follow individualised plans to provide person-centred support to people requiring support to factors such as age and disability.
alffie's CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of Disability Support Workers in community and residential settings who follow individualised plans to provide person-centred support. Support is provided to people who are living with a disability, including elderly people who are no longer able to perform certain tasks due to age.
Because the role of a Support Worker involves working very closely with clients, it’s a role that requires compassion, patience, discretion and judgement. It’s important for Support Workers to have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge; as well as theoretical knowledge of how to best provide person-centred support. In this course, you’ll learn all the necessary skills and knowledge needed to provide high-quality care.
What you'll learn
Throughout this course, alffie's team will assist students to develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to work confidently, effectively and safely in a variety of health and community services environments. Topics covered include:
Communicating and working with diversity in health and community services settings
Following safe working practices for direct client care
Complying with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Participating in work placement
Working legally and ethically
Recognising healthy body systems
Supporting independence and wellbeing
Providing individualised support to people with disability
Facilitating the empowerment of people with disability
Following established person-centred behaviour supports
Supporting the community participation and social inclusion of clients
Contributing to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Why study this course?
Throughout this course, alffie's team will assist students to develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their ability to work confidently, effectively and safely in a variety of health and community services environments.
Students can put their learning to into practice with a structured work placement in a workplace of their choosing.
As part of work placement, students will gain 120 hours of industry experience. Please note, alffie will assist students with the work placement process but cannot guarantee practical placement.
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs
If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.
It is a government requirement that all students undertaking Nationally Recognised Training in Australia have a unique student identifier (USI). To begin this course, students will need a USI.
For more information on USIs, go to: www.usi.gov.au
In addition to a USI, to begin and complete this course, students will need:
Regular access to a computer, tablet or smartphone (note: there may be activities in the course that need to be completed using a desktop computer rather than a tablet or smartphone)
An email address and regular access to a reliable internet connection
Basic to intermediate computer or digital device skills
To meet certain language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) requirements and pass a short LLN test
The ability to communicate directly with alffie in English
The ability and willingness to study online lesson material, complete online assessment activities, and complete a practical work placement
PDF reader software (e.g., Adobe Acrobat) installed on a computer or the digital device being used to access the course
The ability to understand and follow detailed instructions given verbally or written in English
To obtain any relevant mandatory industry checks
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.
Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.
Communicate and work in health or community services
Communicate effectively with people
Collaborate with colleagues
Address constraints to communication
Report problems to supervisor
Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
Contribute to continuous improvement
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Follow safe work practices for manual handling
Follow safe work practices for infection control
Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
Reflect on own safe work practices
Support independence and wellbeing
Recognise and support individual differences
Support physical wellbeing
Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing
Work with diverse people
Reflect on own perspectives
Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
Promote understanding across diverse groups
Participate in work placement
Plan to participate in work placement
Undertake work placement
Finalise and review participation
Provide individualised support
Determine support needs
Provide support services
Monitor support activities
Complete reporting and documentation
Work legally and ethically
Identify and respond to legal requirements
Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
Contribute to workplace improvements
Recognise healthy body systems
Work with information about the human body
Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
Demonstrate commitment to empowerment for people with disability
Foster human rights
Facilitate choice and self-determination
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Apply a person-centred approach to minimise behaviours of concern
Review context of behaviours of concern
Provide positive behaviour support according to individualised behaviour support plan
Support community participation and social inclusion
Identify opportunities for community participation and social inclusion
Implement strategies for community participation and inclusion according to the individualised plan
Identify, address and monitor barriers to community participation and social inclusion
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Contribute to skills assessment
Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan
Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Follow standard and additional precautions for infection prevention and control
Identify infection hazards and assess risks
Follow procedures for managing risks associated with specific hazards
You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).
Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo
You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan. When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).
You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.
zipMoney Payment Plan
If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising zipMoney to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to zipMoney over an agreed period of time. zipMoney provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.
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Work placement offers students the chance to gain valuable practical experience and apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired while gaining their qualification.
To complete work placement, students will need to spend 120 hours in a real workplace. And, during this time, they will need to demonstrate their ability to complete specific workplace tasks relevant to the qualification they are studying with alffie. Please note, alffie will assist students with the work placement process but cannot guarantee practical placement.
Due to the legislation and regulations that apply to the Health and Community Services Industry, work placement participants are required to obtain mandatory industry checks including police checks and working with children checks. alffie's Work Placement Team will provide students with information on the mandatory industry checks relevant to each state and territory.
Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Training Online Australia Pty Ltd (trading as alffie) (Provider number: 41206). The testamur will be issued by Training Online Australia Pty Ltd (trading as alffie).
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