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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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Course Description

Get a basic understanding of the disability sector and learn practical recovery-centred skills you can use as an Individual Support Worker, with Open Colleges’ online Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Why study this course? 

  • This course will take you from beginner to professional Support Worker in a maximum of 12-months. You will get a solid education in the fundamentals of disability care and will graduate job ready.
  • A structured work placement during your studies gives you practical experience in a real-world workplace where you can put your learning into practice and gain industry exposure.
  • You will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that you can use to gain work in several roles including: Accommodation Support Worker, Care Assistant, Community Care Worker, Disability Support Worker, or Residential Care Officer.
  • Studying with Open Colleges is fully flexible. You don’t have to give up your job or sacrifice your lifestyle to study. You simply login to the online campus to access all your learning materials, whenever and wherever you like, and make your way through the course at a pace that suits you.
  • You will be supported through your studies by a team of experienced Trainers and Assessors, who are on hand to answer any questions you have and provide feedback on your progress.

What do you learn in this course?

During the course, you will learn how to:

  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Comply with infection control
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Provide individualised support
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Support community participation and social inclusion
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • Work with diverse people
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Support clients by meeting individualised needs

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.

Potential career outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Care Worker

Course Details

Course number E1380
Qualification name CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Course duration Self paced - maximum of 12 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement (via OpenSpaceX)
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Multiple choice questions, Role plays, Workplace assessments, Written assessments
Awarded by
  • Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Requirements

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided by Open Colleges.

Physical requirements

Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual lifting and other physical activities.

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.

Subjects

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.

Module 1

  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisor
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement

Module 2

  • 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

Module 3

  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing

Module 4

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups

Module 5

  • Determine personal support requirements
  • Maximise participation
  • Provide personal support
  • Complete reporting and documentation

Module 6

  • Determine support needs
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
  • Complete reporting and documentation

Module 7

  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements

Module 8

  • Work with information about the human body
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body

Module 9

  • Demonstrate commitment to empowerment for people with disability
  • Foster human rights
  • Facilitate choice and self-determination

Module 10

  • 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
  • Complete documentation

Module 11

  • 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

Module 12

  • Contribute to skills assessment
  • Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan
  • Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development
  • Complete documentation

Module 13

  • 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

Payment Options

Pay in Full

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).

Payment Plan

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.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement

Host Organisation

You will need to undertake your work placement in an organisation involved in professional disability services, such as residential facilities, group homes, respite care, and community day programs. The specific requirements of the workplace are outlined in the Workplace Assessment Guide which can be found in OpenSpaceX.

Open Colleges will need to ascertain whether the workplace you have chosen is appropriate before you commence your work placement hours.

Immunisations

Please note that your host organisation may require you to provide an up- to-date immunisation history to verify current and active immunisations prior to the commencement of your work placement. Open Colleges has no control over this requirement so if you are unable to provide this, you will need to discuss it with your intended Host Organisation.

It should also be noted that some immunisations such as Hepatitis B need multiple injections to be administered over a specific time period before you are deemed immune. It is important that you consult with your GP as soon as possible to avoid delays in starting your work placement.

Partnership Details

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.

Become an Open Colleges student

Course at a Glance

Make a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities. The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will take you from beginner to professional Support Worker and you will graduate job ready. 

Career Outcomes

  • checkAccommodation Support Worker
  • checkCare Assistant
  • checkCommunity Care Worker
  • checkDisability Support Worker
  • checkResidential Care Worker
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement (via OpenSpaceX)

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Course at a Glance

Make a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities. The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will take you from beginner to professional Support Worker and you will graduate job ready. 

Career Outcomes

  • checkAccommodation Support Worker
  • checkCare Assistant
  • checkCommunity Care Worker
  • checkDisability Support Worker
  • checkResidential Care Worker
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement (via OpenSpaceX)

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Become an Open Colleges student

Get a basic understanding of the disability sector and learn practical recovery-centred skills you can use as an Individual Support Worker, with Open Colleges’ online Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Why study this course? 

  • This course will take you from beginner to professional Support Worker in a maximum of 12-months. You will get a solid education in the fundamentals of disability care and will graduate job ready.
  • A structured work placement during your studies gives you practical experience in a real-world workplace where you can put your learning into practice and gain industry exposure.
  • You will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that you can use to gain work in several roles including: Accommodation Support Worker, Care Assistant, Community Care Worker, Disability Support Worker, or Residential Care Officer.
  • Studying with Open Colleges is fully flexible. You don’t have to give up your job or sacrifice your lifestyle to study. You simply login to the online campus to access all your learning materials, whenever and wherever you like, and make your way through the course at a pace that suits you.
  • You will be supported through your studies by a team of experienced Trainers and Assessors, who are on hand to answer any questions you have and provide feedback on your progress.

What do you learn in this course?

During the course, you will learn how to:

  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Comply with infection control
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • Provide individualised support
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Support community participation and social inclusion
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • Work with diverse people
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Support clients by meeting individualised needs

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.

Potential career outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
Course number E1380
Qualification name CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Course duration Self paced - maximum of 12 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement (via OpenSpaceX)
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Multiple choice questions, Role plays, Workplace assessments, Written assessments
Awarded by
  • Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

English

This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided by Open Colleges.

Physical requirements

Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual lifting and other physical activities.

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.

Module 1

  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisor
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement

Module 2

  • 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

Module 3

  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing

Module 4

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups

Module 5

  • Determine personal support requirements
  • Maximise participation
  • Provide personal support
  • Complete reporting and documentation

Module 6

  • Determine support needs
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
  • Complete reporting and documentation

Module 7

  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements

Module 8

  • Work with information about the human body
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body

Module 9

  • Demonstrate commitment to empowerment for people with disability
  • Foster human rights
  • Facilitate choice and self-determination

Module 10

  • 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
  • Complete documentation

Module 11

  • 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

Module 12

  • Contribute to skills assessment
  • Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan
  • Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development
  • Complete documentation

Module 13

  • 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

Pay in Full

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).

Payment Plan

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.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

The course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement

Host Organisation

You will need to undertake your work placement in an organisation involved in professional disability services, such as residential facilities, group homes, respite care, and community day programs. The specific requirements of the workplace are outlined in the Workplace Assessment Guide which can be found in OpenSpaceX.

Open Colleges will need to ascertain whether the workplace you have chosen is appropriate before you commence your work placement hours.

Immunisations

Please note that your host organisation may require you to provide an up- to-date immunisation history to verify current and active immunisations prior to the commencement of your work placement. Open Colleges has no control over this requirement so if you are unable to provide this, you will need to discuss it with your intended Host Organisation.

It should also be noted that some immunisations such as Hepatitis B need multiple injections to be administered over a specific time period before you are deemed immune. It is important that you consult with your GP as soon as possible to avoid delays in starting your work placement.

Open Colleges offers this qualification in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197). The testamur will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
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