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Certificate III in Disability

Course Code: CHC30408

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Start Australia's Leading Disability Course, the Certificate III in Disability!

If you want to help empower people living with disabilities, then the Certificate III in Disability Course offers you the valuable knowledge and skills required. It is perfect for those wishing to become a:

  • Disability Support/Service Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Home Care Assistant

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What Will you Learn in the Certificate III in Disability Course?

The Certificate III in Disability will teach you many facets of disability care. You will learn how to work effectively with people living with disabilities and meet their particular needs, and deliver disability care services that support and enhance the independence of people with disabilities.  Inspire’s disability courses will provide you with the tools to accurately respond to difficult or challenging situations in the health care industry. Additionally, you will learn how to:

  • Support individual health and emotional well being
  • Support people with disabilities who are aging
  • Provide support to meet personal care needs and work effectively in the community

Course Outline & Structure – Certificate III in Disability

The Cert III in Disability offered by Inspire Education will provide you first-class training and student support while you undertake your disability care training.  As a leading provider of  disability courses, our trainers are experts in the field of disability care.  We offer a range of Nationally Accredited training options designed to meet the needs of students/trainees, businesses and industry.

Cert III Disability Course Units

The Certificate III in Disability is comprised of 9 core units, and 5 electives. It is Australia’s nationally recognised and accredited qualification in disability services and care, and is designed for those interested in becoming a disability support worker, community care worker, care assistant, disability service worker, personal care giver or home care assistant.

Core Units include (9 total):

CHCCS411C – Work effectively in the community sector
CHCDIS301C – Work effectively with people with a disability
CHCDIS302A – Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
CHCDIS322A – Support community participation and inclusion
CHCDIS323A – Contribute to skills development and maintenance
CHCICS301B – Provide support to meet personal care needs
CHCICS302B – Participate in the implementation of individualised plans
CHCICS303A – Support individual health and emotional well being
CHCICS305B – Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

Electives (complete 5 of 5):

CHCWHS312A – Follow safety procedures for direct care work
HLTHIR403C – Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
CHCDIS411A – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
HLTFA311A – Apply first aid*
CHCAC318B – Work effectively with older people strategies

* The HLTFA311A Apply First Aid unit is NOT delivered by Inspire Education, students must organise the completion of this unit via an external provider.

Vocational Placement

To successfully complete this qualification you will need to initiate contact with a registered facility to complete workplace-based experience to solidify your practical experience and skills in working with people living with disabilities (minimum 80 hours and maximum 240 hours). This disability course has been specifically designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with disabled individuals, providing an opportunity for those with a passion for helping and community care to take a leading role in disability care and service.

Entry Requirements – Certificate III in Disability

There are no formal prerequisites for the Certificate III in Disability qualification, however it is recommended that students are 18 years of age or older.  It is also recommended that you  have a sound understanding of English and Maths. Students are required to have the ability to read and write simple documents, and collect basic numeral data. Students must undergo a police check for a criminal background in order to work in this field.

You will need to have:
• Access to a computer (PC or Mac) with Internet
• Latest Adobe Flash Player 7
• Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader (Essential for Mac Users)
• Microsoft Word 97 or later (for PC)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification.  During the enrolment process a potential Learner may discuss any prior evidence before commencing training to determine if they are eligible for RPL.  In this way the RPL process is seamless and simple.

Disability Courses Training Schedule

Inspire delivers the Certificate III in Disability CHC30408 and provides your qualification upon completion through online/distance learning, our most popular method of course delivery in the form of self-paced learning.

You will have 12 months to complete the course from your enrolment date through online/distance learning. We have a continual intake of students on this basis. There are a total of 500 nominal hours for this course (including Vocational Placement). This equals approximately 10 hours of study per week, however you may work at your own pace and complete your course faster if you’d like!


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