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Develop the skills to care for those within the aged care, disability, or home and community care sector

Working in the disability sector has never been so important. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has changed the way people with disabilities are supported.

This course will prepare you for employment in this industry as a direct support worker.

It covers all aspects of support work for people living with an intellectual or physical disability within a residential facility, a community services organisation that provides disability services. You may also be working with people in their own home and community providing one-on-one support.

With this course you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to support the personal care, wellbeing and daily activities of clients in need of specialised care.

To complete this course, you’ll need to deal with the physical demands of personal care and be able to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.

You will work learn how to be person centred, develop individual support plans or support people with their NDIS plan. We focus on your legal and ethical responsibilities; how to provide personalised support and the empowerment of people living with a disability.

With a Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability you’ll also develop strategies for communicating with people who have complex communication needs and learn how to support the skill development of a person with disability. Throughout the course, you’ll build up valuable skills that are necessary for working in the healthcare industry, from providing individual support to communicating with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

You will be required to complete a total of 120 hours of industry (work) placement over the course of your studies as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the Units of Competency.

Prior to placement you will receive simulated training in our state-of-the-art health facilities.

Students are required to produce a valid Working with Children Check and a satisfactory police check prior to commencement of placement.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

TIMETABLE:
Three days per week.

Please note: Victorian Safety Screening Policy

    Under this policy, the prospective worker has to undergo proof of identity check and a Disability Worker Exclusion List check before they can start their placement with participants who have additional needs or the disability industry. Under the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), applicants must now provide a minimum of four pieces of identification:
  • One commencement of identity document (such as a full Australian birth certificate or current Australian passport)
  • One primary use in the community document (such as a current Australian driver’s licence or marriage certificate)
  • Two secondary use in the community documents (such as a Medicare card or a credit card).
  • Course code
    CHC33015
    On campus
    Frankston
    Online
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    International
    Not available for International students
    Length
    Full Time, 6 months.
    Start dates
    28 January 2020