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CHCSS00081

Induction to Disability

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Course Description

Learn how to provide individualised support, and how to follow safe work practices for direct client care with this valuable skill set, which can also be used as a pathway to the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

  • This skill set will unlock many care roles in the disability and community services sector, as you will learn the core skills needed to support people with a disability. If you’re currently working in the industry, this skill set will allow you to update your existing skills and knowledge. 
  • A short, 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. 
  • 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. 

During the skill set, you will learn how to: 

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability 
  • Provide individualised support 
  • Communicate and work in health or community services 
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

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

Course Details

Course number E1411
Qualification name CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability
Course duration Self paced - maximum of 3 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement (via OpenSpaceX)
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Multiple choice Quiz, Role plays, Work Placement, Written assessments
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification as per the CHC Community Services Training Package.

Students must be 18 years of age to enrol in this course

It is also recommended that students

  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12.
  • Access to a modern computer with high speed internet.
  • Basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

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

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

Module 2

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

Module 3

  • 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 4

  • 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

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment.

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

NOT AVAILABLE

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.

Zip Money Payment Plan

NOT AVAILABLE

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.

Trainers

Michelle Hay Chapman

Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care. 

Over the years she has also worked in General Practice, different hospitals across Southeast Queensland as an agency nurse working in the areas of mental health, palliative care, and dementia units. 

Michelle has been a Trainer in adult education for over 6 years working in classrooms, workplaces, online and in secondary schools. 

• Diploma of Nursing 

• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

• Diploma of Business 

• Diploma of Community Services 

• Certificate 3 in Aged Care 

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 40 hours of work placement

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.

Work placement hours can be done part-time or as a block, depending on the host organisation's requirements and availability. You will not achieve any units of competency unless you have completed your work placement hours. 

Immunisations

Please note that your host organisation may require you to provide an up to 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 this 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.

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Course at a Glance

schedule

Course duration

Self paced - maximum of 3 months

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Career Outcomes

  • checkAccommodation Support Worker
  • checkCare Assistant
  • checkCommunity Care Worker
  • checkDisability Support Worker
  • checkResidential Care Worker
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Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement (via OpenSpaceX)

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

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Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

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Course at a Glance

schedule

Course duration

Self paced - maximum of 3 months

icon for career outcomes

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

Icon for recognition

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Become an Open Colleges student

Learn how to provide individualised support, and how to follow safe work practices for direct client care with this valuable skill set, which can also be used as a pathway to the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

  • This skill set will unlock many care roles in the disability and community services sector, as you will learn the core skills needed to support people with a disability. If you’re currently working in the industry, this skill set will allow you to update your existing skills and knowledge. 
  • A short, 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. 
  • 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. 

During the skill set, you will learn how to: 

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability 
  • Provide individualised support 
  • Communicate and work in health or community services 
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
Course number E1411
Qualification name CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability
Course duration Self paced - maximum of 3 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement (via OpenSpaceX)
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Multiple choice Quiz, Role plays, Work Placement, Written assessments
Awarded by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90197)

Entry Requirements

There are no mandated education entry requirements for this qualification as per the CHC Community Services Training Package.

Students must be 18 years of age to enrol in this course

It is also recommended that students

  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12.
  • Access to a modern computer with high speed internet.
  • Basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

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

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

Module 2

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

Module 3

  • 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 4

  • 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

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment.

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

NOT AVAILABLE

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.

Zip Money Payment Plan

NOT AVAILABLE

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.

Michelle Hay Chapman

Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care. 

Over the years she has also worked in General Practice, different hospitals across Southeast Queensland as an agency nurse working in the areas of mental health, palliative care, and dementia units. 

Michelle has been a Trainer in adult education for over 6 years working in classrooms, workplaces, online and in secondary schools. 

• Diploma of Nursing 

• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 

• Diploma of Business 

• Diploma of Community Services 

• Certificate 3 in Aged Care 

The course contains a minimum of 40 hours of work placement

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.

Work placement hours can be done part-time or as a block, depending on the host organisation's requirements and availability. You will not achieve any units of competency unless you have completed your work placement hours. 

Immunisations

Please note that your host organisation may require you to provide an up to 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 this 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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