Why study with Centacare
What does the course involve?
Working with people with disabilities is a rewarding and worthwhile career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others.
Centacare’s CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) will teach you how to provide a supportive environment to allow people with disabilities to harness the power of resilience and work towards restoring themselves as contributing members of society, ultimately empowering them to regain and sustain their dignity and self esteem.
This course is delivered face-to-face from our state-of-the-art training facilities and will get you qualified for entry-level jobs in the growing disability services sector. This course can also be a pathway to a career in nursing.
Potential career outcomes:
- Disability Support Worker
- Individual Support Worker
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Respite Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Support Services Professional
- Social Trainer
- Leisure Buddy
You will learn:
- How to support and empower people with disabilities to achieve their goals
- How to support community participation and social inclusion
- How to help people with disabilities to build resilience, confidence and independence
- About the human body and how to support its healthy functioning
- How to practise infection control and develop manual handling skills
- To communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, their families and co-workers
- How to effectively support the needs of carers and families
- How to work effectively within the health and community care sector
How long is the course?
This course runs for 16 weeks and includes 120 hours of off-site work experience with a disability services provider, organised by Centacare on your behalf.
Students study from 9am – 3:30pm, Monday – Thursday, with additional learning support available on Fridays if needed.
Am I eligible for this course?
You may be eligible for this course if you fall into at least one of the following categories:
You may be eligible if you are:
- Self-referred, referred by another agency; or
- Unemployed or underemployed, and have a written referral from an approved participation referral agent; or
- Recruited by the Service Provider.
Job Seekers must have a Newstart or Youth Allowance card. Other cards are not eligible, unless the person is referred by an approved participation referral agent for Job Seekers.
Note: ex-offenders can, if unemployed, be eligible for training.
To be eligible in this category, you must:
- Be aged 15 – 24; and
- Not be engaged in education or full time employment or training; and
- Be unemployed or underemployed; and
- Have a referral from an approved participation referral agent.
For school aged students, only those with an Exemption or full time Notice of Arrangement are eligible.
Persons from a CaLD background* must be unemployed or under-employed, must be born overseas** and hold the following documentation that may include but is not limited to:
- A humanitarian visa; or
- Other documentation showing they originated from a country defined as CaLD such as a passport, travel documents or a birth certificate; or
- A referral from an approved participation referral agent for CaLD people.
*Refers to groups and individuals who differ according to religion, race, language and ethnicity from those whose ancestry is Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Celtic, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
**Excluding those born in the following countries: Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, the United States and Wales.
Unsure if you’re eligible?
Contact us today for more information about eligibility and related course fees.
How much does it cost?
The cost of this course depends on your eligibility status as outlined above. If you’re unsure about your eligibility or which course fees apply to you, contact us to day.
*The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.
Can’t afford to pay for your course?
Flexible payment options
We have flexible payment options available for students who are unable to pay the full lump sum of their course. Course fees can be spread over the duration of the study period and payments can be made in regular instalments.
Course Fee Waiver
In instances of financial hardship, the cost of the course may be considered for fee waiver, however, students will need to provide evidence of financial hardship which may include a letter from Centrelink showing proof of income, Concession Cards, Income Support Payment details and copies of utility bills. You will also need to complete a Financial Hardship Application Form, outlining weekly household costs.
How do I enrol?
Prior to enrolment, all applicants are required to attend a mandatory information session and interview, which are held every Friday at our Head Office at 823 Wellington Street, West Perth.
To book an information session for this course and kick start your career in the disability services sector, please submit your details below.