Course Dates
New Students - 3 February 2020
Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability (CHC33015)

Do you have a passion for helping people? Would you like the work you do to positively impact others' day-to-day lives?

Undertaking a Certificate III in Individual Support - Disability (CHC33015) with selectability Training will teach you how to work with a diverse range of people, provide one-on-one care to those clients and contribute to their ongoing personal development.

This course is supported by Qld Gov. Certificate 3 Guarantee funding. 120 hours of workplacement required.

Duration

6 months.

Delivery

Classroom (blended delivery) & Online Options available. All students gain access to our Learning Management System for access to learning and assessment resources. 120 hours work placement required.

Course Frequency

Classroom - Tuesday & Wednesday from 9am - 3pm for approximately 13 weeks.

Course Fees

Subsidised - $640
Subsidised Concession - $440
Full Fee - $3,900 (payment options are available)

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WHAT IS CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (Disability)?

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age
  • Complete the pre-entry Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) indicator assessment - or provide a copy of a prior qualification at Certificate level 3 or above
  • Students working with children and adults with a disability (in a funded program) must have a Blue Card and Yellow Card Exemption. Students may apply for a Blue and Yellow Card Exemption at the time of enrolment.
  • Students are required to complete a Police Check, Blue Card or Working With Children Check, prior to commencing their vocational placement. Any costs will be shouldered by the student.

    For students planning to do their vocational placement in Queensland, the National Health and Medical Research Council recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza. Similar regulations in other states and territories may also apply to you.

Amount of Training

Online webinar and classroom delivery.

Course Duration: 13 Weeks (Approx.)

Training Times: 9am - 3pm Tuesday & Wednesday for approximately 13 weeks.

Placement: 120 hours of work placement required 

Learning Resources

selectability Training provides all learning resources via its modern and easy-to-use Learning Management System. 

To complete this course, we suggest that each potential student has basic computer skills such as sending an email, using a printer and scanner, using Microsoft Office programs, and internet skills to undertake online research.

Online Study Requirements

In order to successfully complete an online webinar course it is recommended you have access to the following:

  1. Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. 
  2. An email account – Can be created through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail,
  3. Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  4. Current version of a web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox,
  5. Latest version of Adobe Reader,
  6. Desktop computer, laptop or tablet.
  7. Printer and scanner (optional)

Classroom:

Classroom-based student will have access to selectabilty Training laptops and internet connection during class times. Special requests for printing can be made through staff. 

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WHAT SKILLS WILL I LEARN?

  • Follow safe work practices for: direct client care, manual handling, infection control
  • Work with information about the human body, recognising and promoting ways to support healthy functioning of the body, learning anatomical divisions and appropriate terminologies
  • Communicating effectively with both colleagues and customers, collaborating with customers and use non-verbal and verbal communication techniques, learning closed and open questions
  • Identifying and responding to legal and ethical responsibilities as a community service worker, governing confidentiality through legislation 
  • Promote independence, support social, emotional and psychological well-being, promote participation in activities that reflect the person's physical, social, cultural and spiritual needs, support the person to identify their own strength and self care capacity
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups, learn about workplace diversity, identify and reflect on your own social and cultural perspectives and biases
  • Provide ongoing support to clients, advocate in accordance with client, support clients when making complaints, provide the client with researched and relevant information on their rights and responsibilities
  • Determine, provide and monitor support needs, complete reporting and documentation, interpret and clarify your own role in implementing individualised plan
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, promote understanding and its importance across diverse groups, reflect on your own social and cultural perspectives, identify and act on ways to improve social awareness
  • Facilitate client interests, rights and needs, advocate in accordance with clients, support clients in making complaints
  • Determine, provide and monitor support needs, services and activities, interpret and clarify your own role in implementing an individualised plan, ensure clients be aware of their rights and complaint procedures
  • Facilitate empowerment and foster human rights, promote choice and self-determination, learn specific and non-specific indicators of abuse including financial abuse,  
  • Assist with ongoing skills development, support the engagement of family and/or other third parties in skills assessments, provide feedback to your supervisors about changes in persons skills
  • Apply a person-centred approach to minimise behaviour concerns, consider persons environmental factors in context of the behaviour concerns
  • Identify, address and monitor barriers to community participation, assist in identifying interests, abilities, preferences and requirements of the client, engage in worthwhile activities
  • Assist people with mental health issues to meet aspirations and needs, identify different help lines, identify and discuss with the client services and strategies to support empowerment, recovery and express of their identity and preferences
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WHAT ARE THE GRADUATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES?

Completing a Certificate III in Individual Support can potentially lead to a variety of employment opportunities.
These can include:

  • Care assistant / worker
  • Community / Disability support worker
  • In-home respite care worker / giver
  • Nursing assistant
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Lifestyle Support Worker
  • School support officer (working with children with disabilities)
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Transport Support Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Food Services Deliverer
  • Home care assistant 
  • Field officer
  • Disability service officer
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FUNDING & PAYMENT OPTIONS

How and when fees are charged

Funded

The student co-contribution fee is charged upfront prior to enrolment, or by agreement we can offer a payment plans through our payment partner Debit Success. The co-contribution fee is divided by the number of units in the chosen course, Example. 13 units x $33.84 = $440 (the co-contribution fee). All units in a course or program are commenced at the 'Start of Study' which is the commencement of the course. 

Fee For Service

Fee for Service is applicable to students who aren't funded by the Queensland Government, and the full cost of the course is payable by the student. Students may enter into an agreement with our payment partner Debit Success and elect to have their nominated bank account charged through direct debit. Payments by direct debit are progressively charged over the duration of the course, ordinarily spread over 13 fortnightly payments. Student's may make additional upfront payments, which will be deducted from their course fees, if they so choose. The maximum amount we can charge prior to the Start of Study is $1,500. The full details and fees and charges for the service are provided on the Debit Success form available through our admin team.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding

The Queensland Government provides Certificate 3 Guarantee funding* for a range of certificate III qualifications for eligible people. 

*A student contribution fee applies.

For this course the subsidy could bring your cost of study down from $3,900 to $640 or $440 (Concession)

Ask your accountant if you are eligible to claim your self-education costs as a tax deduction.

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User Choice Funding

Apprenticeships and traineeships combine training with working in a real job, with a real boss, for a real wage.

Apprentices and trainees work towards the completion of a nationally recognised qualification while learning valuable skills at work and under the guidance of a training organisation.

Talk to our team about your eligibility.

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Payment Plan

For some courses you may be eligible to pay your fees via direct debit agreement with selectability Training. 

Talk to our team to select the right payment plan for your situation.

Upfront payment

Prior to the commencement of your course you may pay your fees as an upfront payment at the selectability Training office or over the phone.

EFTPOS, all major credit cards and cheques are accepted.

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Units of Competency

Core

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

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

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 

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