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Empower individuals within the disability sector

With the roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), there are even greater opportunities to develop your rewarding career working in the disability sector.
If you're passionate about empowerment, advocacy and inclusion, and want to extend your skills and knowledge of disability, this course is for you.

You will learn to:
• Develop and provide individualised support
• Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
• Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
• Manage legal and ethical compliance and follow safe work practices

There are 10 units of competency to complete, with electives chosen by local disability services as being relevant to the needs of disability support workers.

You will extend your skills with classes on social inclusion, diverse and complex needs, non-verbal communication techniques, autism and person-centred practices.
On successfully completing this course, you will support people with disabilities in a person-centred and individualised manner, ensuring they are empowered to take maximum control of their own lives.

TIMETABLE

January:
9:00 - 4:30 (Tue Online)
9:00 - 4:30 - (Thu Online with 9 on-campus days)

July:
9:00 - 4:30 (Mon Online)
9:00 - 4:30 - Wed (Online with 9 on-campus days)

You will also need to complete 120 hours of work placement at the end of your course. Our placement officer can assist you in finding a suitable work placement. If you currently work or volunteer in the disability sector, you may count this work towards your work placement hours.

Course code
CHC43121
Delivery location
Frankston
International
Not available for International students
Length
Full Time, 1 year.
Start dates
29 January, July 15

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.


Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.