Qualification: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Course Duration: 19 Weeks
Location: Level 1, 823 Wellington Street, West Perth
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
Students attend class from 9am – 3:30pm, Monday – Thursday. Additional learning support is provided in class on Fridays; a trainer is available to help you and you can use the time to catch up on your work and assessments.
All applicants must attend a mandatory information session and interview prior to enrolment, which are held every Friday. This gives you the opportunity to learn more about the course and allows us to answer any questions you might have. It also allows us to learn more about you and assess your eligibility for fee subsidies.
To book an information session for this course and kick start your career, please submit your details below.
Units of competency
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
Learn how to support daily living needs and assist with personal care such as washing, dressing, eating and more.
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
Learn how to provide individualised services in ways that support your clients’ independence, as well as their physical and emotional wellbeing.
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
Learn how to communicate effectively with co-workers, clients and their families using verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
Learn how to communicate effectively, work in a team, manage conflict and alleviate stress in the workplace.
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
Learn about the legal and ethical requirements of working in the disability sector, including your duty of care to your client, your client’s rights and your rights as an employee.
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
Develop a basic knowledge of the human body and recognise and promote ways to maintain its healthy functioning.
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Learn manual handling skills, work health and safety standards and how to work safely in the disability services sector.
CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Learn how to support your clients’ ongoing skill development and follow an established individual plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Learn how to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability.
CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion
Learn how to support clients’ community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach and gain an understanding of their preferences to maximise involvement.
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Learn how to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights-based services using a person-centred approach according to individualised care plans.
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
Learn the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty.
CHCDIS004 – Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
Learn how to communicate with people who have complex communication needs and how to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, including communication aids, symbols, strategies, and techniques.
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 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; 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, 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 today.
15 – 24 Year Old Capped Fees:
*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.