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Course Description

This online CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course is designed for those seeking work as a disability support worker, or with organisations that provide services to people with disabilities.

During this online Certificate III in Disability course, you will gain a range of essential skills to provide support services for a variety of people impaired by physical disabilities or mental impairment.  

This course is for the Disability specialisation of the Cert III Individual Support courses only. Other individual support courses can be found below:

  1. Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
  2. Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Where Can this Certificate III In Disability Care Course Take Your Career?

As the most current nationally recognised and accredited disability course, this individual support qualification with a specialisation in disability is ideal for anyone who wants a rewarding career in the community care, health, and disability sectors.

You can pursue a wide variety of roles after completing your Cert III in Individual Support (Disability), including:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Residential Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Residential Care Workers
  • Home Care Worker
  • Residential Youth Worker
  • NDIS Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Home Support Worker
  • NDIS Disability Support Worker
  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Private Support Worker
  • Self Employed Disability Support Worker
  • PCA Worker
  • Private Disability Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support worker
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Careworker
  • Disability Service Officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Field officer
  • In-home Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Giver

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Course Details

Course Code:

Course Name:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Duration:

Expected Study Hours:

12 months Up to 1030 hours (including Vocational Placement)

Delivery Methods:

Commencement:

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Course Delivery Options

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) delivers this disability course through Mixed Mode Delivery.  This means students complete most of their course online, at their own pace through Inspire’s online student portal.  Delivery includes face-to-face webinars, self-paced study, directed research, and online learning and assessment materials and activities.

Being online, you can study at your own pace, and complete your course as quickly as you want to.  

Throughout your studies, you will receive full trainer support via phone, messaging, and webinars.  

Because course materials are accessed online, you can complete your course from anywhere in Australia – including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – as well any city or town you have access to the internet.

Being online, this disability course has a rolling intake throughout the year — which means you can enrol and start any time you wish.

Please read our policies and procedures in the Inspire student handbook before enrolling by clicking here.

Course Duration: You will have up to 12 months starting from your commencement date to complete this online course.  

Students can enrol anytime during the year under this delivery method.

What Will You Learn in this Disability Course?

This online disability course will give you the skills for a range of jobs in the disability, health, and community care sectors.

You will learn how to perform many critical functions of a disability support worker for a wide range of individuals. 

These include how to contribute as a team member in both home and community care facilities.  Additionally, you will learn how to empower people with disabilities, support their independence and well-being, and meet their individual support needs.

You will also learn to work in the health or community services sectors, and gain skills to help you provide a range of disability support services.

Most importantly, you will gain the necessary skills to help families, and work safely and effectively with people that really need assistance.

Follow your passion to help others and get first-class disability care training, today!

Entry Requirements

 

There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this course. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation; and
  • Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before they access the course materials and start this course
  • Get a positive national criminal history check
  • Obtain a Working with Children or Working with people with Disability card (depending on state/territory requirements)

All students considering a self-paced, online course — should consider the following prior to enrolment:

  • Their access to required internet
  • Information technology skills, and access to technology and online programs
  • Their experience and self-motivation to learn on their own
  • Other priorities, such as work and family commitments that may impact self-paced study time

Take our “Online Study Readiness Survey” to do a self-assessment! Visit the Inspire FAQ page for more info.

Qualification Pathways

The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in the disability sector. 

After completing this course, you may also consider enrolling in the following courses to further enhance your career and professional development:

Course Units

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is made up of 13 total units which covers 7 core units, 5 disability specialisation units, and 1 other elective unit.

Core Units:

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
HLTAAP001
– Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005
– Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
– Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001
– Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002
– Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015
– Provide individualised support

Disability Care Electives:

CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTINF001 – Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Other Elective Unit:

CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families

Resources Provided by Inspire

To support you in your online individual support (disability) course Inspire will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the Learning Management System (LMS) for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

Resources Supplied by the Student

To complete your online disability care course you will need to:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where they can complete their assessments under supervision
    (Note: Inspire Education will provide a simulated pathway for students unable to secure a workplace for some assessments – for units appropriate to a simulated pathway only)
  • Computer with:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word, PowerPoint, or equivalent applications
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • One (1) passenger vehicle
  • At least three (3) volunteers for role-play tasks
  • Photo, audio, and video recording equipment (e.g. phone, camera, etc.)

Course Outline & Structure

Inspire Education (RTO# 32067) has clustered this CHC33015 disability course.  This is to create a more holistic, and easy to follow learning experience — and minimise repetitive course work or assessments.

This means that you only need to complete 6 workbooks to complete your course — instead of submitting workbooks for each unit individually.

Once you complete Personal Learning Plan Evaluation, you will will be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort.

This will take into account your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills. The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary on these 4 Cohorts:

  • Beginner (Full Study Model) – Limited relevant knowledge or skill in the competence contained in this qualification. No recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 1,030 hours
  • Intermediate (Partial Study Model) – Moderate relevant knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience. Study hours is up to 830 hours
  • Advanced (Partial Recognition Pathway) – Extensive relevant knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of 1 year or more. Study hours is up to 610 hours
  • Expert (Assessment only) – Current industry experience of 2 or more years and extensive relevant knowledge and skill. These candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway. Study hours is up to 449 hours

Expected Study Hours: There are up to 1,030 study hours for this course (including Vocational Placement).  These can depend on your industry experience and relevant knowledge. 

Online course students can work through the course at their own pace, and complete this disability support courses as fast as they like.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is conducted using a combination of:

  • Questioning (e.g. written/oral questions, interviews, self-evaluation, and questionnaires), 
  • Product-based Methods (e.g. reports, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations, and outputs), 
  • Portfolio (e.g. written documents, photographs, videos, and logbooks), 
  • Direct Observation (e.g. assessments in real-time in the workplace or in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace), and;
  • Third-Party Evidence (e.g. observation, skills workbook, workplace assessment workbook, logbook, and third-party reports)

Vocational Placement

All students must complete Vocational Placement as part of this course — to develop and practice your skills and knowledge in caring for persons with disability.

To finish this qualification, you will need to arrange your placement with a registered and approved aged care, home and community, disability or community service provider — and undertake a minimum of 120 hours and a maximum of 240 placement hours. 

This allows you to gain practical industry and workplace experience where you will be taught how to apply the lessons you learned during your disability training.

Your Vocational Placement Provider will need to provide access to the following:

  • Induction, including fire evacuation drill, use of a fire extinguisher, emergency procedures, manual handling, infection control, and the organisation’s policies and procedures
  • Equipment and resources normally used in the workplace, including patient hoists, standing filter, wheelchair, slide sheets, and other client assistive devices and mobility aids, and PPE
  • Job description and care plans
  • Work health and safety industry guides and other relevant organisation policy, protocols, and procedures
  • Information about accreditation standards
  • Access to health management plans, personal healthcare checklists, and personal healthcare diaries
  • Access to documents specific to the work context, such as:
    • Instructions for the use of equipment
    • Specific instructions for staff
    • Emergency response procedures
    • Fire safety policies and procedures
    • Security procedures
    • Relevant accreditation standards
    • Waste management policies and procedures
  • Access to the following people:
    • Three (3) people with disability
    • Colleagues

You can see what is required by your Vocational Placement Provider here >> Vocational Placement FAQs

Note: Students are required to complete a Police Check and manual handling training prior to commencing their vocational placement at their chosen facility.  Costs for these will be met by the student. 

For students planning to do their vocational placement, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza.

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

The RPL pathway is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification.

See the RPL Guide for more information on this process and how to apply.

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