Please note: Students of this course are regularly required to attend classes at our South Australia campus.

Course Description

With the roll out of NDIS across Australia, the demand for skilled disability support workers is increasing. Individual Support (Disability) will give you the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional client care as a Disability Support Worker within the community services environment.

Study online, at our SA campus and on-the-job to develop your skills in disability care. During the course, you’ll gain the skills to provide individualised and positive behavior support, facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability, and contribute to your clients’ ongoing skills development.

Why study this course?

 

  • Enjoy the convenience of a blended learning model. Study online and on-campus, and get on-the-job training in the disability services industry.  
  • Support to achieve your goals. As part of your studies, we will organise a work placement for you with highly respected employers in the disability services sector. You will receive ongoing guidance and training to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a Disability Support Worker.
  • Get the career you want, without the big price tag. Students can access a funded place from the South Australian Government, meaning you can study this course from as little as $100* (conditions and eligibility criteria apply).

This nationally accredited qualification will help you to become a Disability Support Worker and teach you: 

  • The skills to empower and support people with a disability
  • Legal and ethical work practices 
  • How to follow safe work practices for direct client care in disability support role
  • Understanding what is meant by working with a strength-based approach’ and putting it into practice
  • Improving community participation and social inclusion for people with a disability 
  • How to facilitate responsible behaviour 
  • Learning strategies in developing high level communication skills.

Find out more about Open Colleges School of Health here.

For further information about our policies and procedures, click here 

With the roll out of NDIS across Australia, the demand for skilled disability support workers is increasing. Individual Support (Disability) will give you the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional client care as a Disability Support Worker within the community services environment.

Study online, at our SA campus and on-the-job to develop your skills in disability care. During the course, you’ll gain the skills to provide individualised and positive behavior support, facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability, and contribute to your clients’ ongoing skills development.

Why study this course?

 

  • Enjoy the convenience of a blended learning model. Study online and on-campus, and get on-the-job training in the disability services industry.  
  • Support to achieve your goals. As part of your studies, we will organise a work placement for you with highly respected employers in the disability services sector. You will receive ongoing guidance and training to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a Disability Support Worker.
  • Get the career you want, without the big price tag. Students can access a funded place from the South Australian Government, meaning you can study this course from as little as $100* (conditions and eligibility criteria apply).

This nationally accredited qualification will help you to become a Disability Support Worker and teach you: 

  • The skills to empower and support people with a disability
  • Legal and ethical work practices 
  • How to follow safe work practices for direct client care in disability support role
  • Understanding what is meant by working with a strength-based approach’ and putting it into practice
  • Improving community participation and social inclusion for people with a disability 
  • How to facilitate responsible behaviour 
  • Learning strategies in developing high level communication skills.

Find out more about Open Colleges School of Health here.

For further information about our policies and procedures, click here 

Course number E1312
Qualification name CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Course duration 19 weeks inclusive of 3 weeks work placement
Delivery Method

Please note: Students of this course are regularly required to attend classes at our South Australia campus.

Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Demonstrations, Knowledge tests, Logbook, Practical assessments, Presentations, Reports, Workplace portfolio
Awarded by
  • YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a Open Colleges School of Health (Provider number: 40049)

With the roll out of NDIS across Australia, the demand for skilled disability support workers is increasing. Individual Support (Disability) will give you the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional client care as a Disability Support Worker within the community services environment.

Study online, at our SA campus and on-the-job to develop your skills in disability care. During the course, you’ll gain the skills to provide individualised and positive behavior support, facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability, and contribute to your clients’ ongoing skills development.

Why study this course?

 

  • Enjoy the convenience of a blended learning model. Study online and on-campus, and get on-the-job training in the disability services industry.  
  • Support to achieve your goals. As part of your studies, we will organise a work placement for you with highly respected employers in the disability services sector. You will receive ongoing guidance and training to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a Disability Support Worker.
  • Get the career you want, without the big price tag. Students can access a funded place from the South Australian Government, meaning you can study this course from as little as $100* (conditions and eligibility criteria apply).

This nationally accredited qualification will help you to become a Disability Support Worker and teach you: 

  • The skills to empower and support people with a disability
  • Legal and ethical work practices 
  • How to follow safe work practices for direct client care in disability support role
  • Understanding what is meant by working with a strength-based approach’ and putting it into practice
  • Improving community participation and social inclusion for people with a disability 
  • How to facilitate responsible behaviour 
  • Learning strategies in developing high level communication skills.

Find out more about Open Colleges School of Health here.

For further information about our policies and procedures, click 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

  • Work with information about the human body
  • Recognise and promote ways to support healthy functioning of the body
  • Demonstrate commitment to empowerment for people with disability
  • Foster human rights
  • Facilitate choice and self-determination
  • 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 2

  • Determine support needs
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
  • Complete reporting and documentation
  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisor
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement
  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements

Module 3

  • 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 4

  • Contribute to skills assessment
  • Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan
  • Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development
  • Complete documentation
  • 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 5

  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
  • Recognise and support individual differences
  • Promote independence
  • Support physical wellbeing
  • Support social, emotional and psychological wellbeing

Module 6

  • Observe individuals
  • Manage conflict
  • Respond to behaviours of concern
  • Complete reporting requirements

Module 7

  • Identify the current communication capacity and needs of the person
  • Develop effective AAC strategies
  • Implement AAC strategy
  • Monitor, report and review communication strategies

Module 8 - Structured workplace learning

120 hours

Core Skills Test

Applicants will either have completed a minimum of Year 10 or apply as a mature aged entry. To demonstrate sufficient English language skills, mature aged entry applicants are required to complete the online Core Skills Test to assess language, literacy and mathematical skills. You must achieve a minimum exit level 2 in all areas.

The Core Skills Test is compulsory to complete prior to acceptance into our course. It is an online test that assesses your language, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • There is no cost for up to 2 attempts at the test
  • It takes approximately 45 mins to complete.

Call us on 1300 886 204 to find out more about the Core Skills Test.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are as follows:

  1. You must be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or certain temporary visas with study rights, and
  2. Reside in South Australia; and
  3. You will also need to:
  • Have access to your own technology equipment for use at home and on campus (laptop, tablet and /or smartphone)
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness as the role will involve a variety of physical tasks such as providing personal care and assisting clients with mobility and transfers.

Education

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

This qualification is delivered and assessed by YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a Open Colleges School of Health (Provider number: 40049). 

The testamur will be issued by YourLife Health & Learning Inc t/a Open Colleges School of Health.

              

Indicative fees for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course are as follows:

  • Full course tuition fee - $4,100
  • Students eligible for WorkReady SA funding - $200 (approximate)
  • Students holding a concession card and eligible for WorkReady SA funding - Approximately $100

The tuition fees above are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Residents of South Australia may be eligible for WorkReady SA funding.  Conditions and eligibility criteria apply. Alternatively, you can apply for a flexible payment plan or pay your course fees in full upfront. 

Contact us on 1300 886 204 to find out more about the funding and subsidy options available or to assess your eligibility.

More information about Fees and Payments.

  • Wednesday, 3 October 2018 (Wednesday campus attendance)