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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

52

Weeks

Course Duration

15

Units

of competency

TAS | NSW | VIC

Locations

Available

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Overview

CHC33021– Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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 Fees
Offshore Fee

$10,000*

+ $500 Placement Fee
Onshore Fee

$9,500*

+ $500 Placement Fee

*Non-Tuition fees not included

Entry Requirements

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Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

English requirement

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here

Student Requirements

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

The minimum requirements for the specification of laptops can be found in the Student Equipment Required section below.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Course Format

9
Core Units
+
6
Elective Units
=
15
Total Units
Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
CHCCCS031Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systems
*CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
*CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
*CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
*HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
CHCDIS011Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS012Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS020Work effectively in disability support
**HLTAID011Provide First Aid
*CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCCS044Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
*The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

**Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Vocational Placement

Students must be willing to undertake vocational placement. Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 120 hours of unpaid vocational placement.[1]

The college organises students’ vocational placement location. However, students can select vocational placement locations by themselves. The college will assess the suitability of placement locations. Students will also be given a vocational placement booklet, which will need to be completed during their placement hours. All students must be willing to undertake placement in a disability care facility.

Students will be required to arrange, at their own expense, transportation to and from their placement facility. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, the college will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement; however, students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.

Prior to attending vocational placement, students must achieve satisfactory results. Students will also be required to successfully complete HLTAID011– Provide first aid. This unit is an elective within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement.

Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

  • As per placement facility requirements, it is mandatory for students to have up-to-date immunisation records, including COVID-19 vaccinations and Influenza vaccinations. There may be additional immunisation records required depending on the placement facilities’ policies.
  • A student is required to obtain an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the clearance of the Australian Federal Police (National) Check. https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks

This only applies to students who will attend their vocational placement at a disability care facility:

  • Students must complete their online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application. There is no cost to students.
  • Students must also complete the NDIS Worker Orientation Online Modules (4 modules/approximately 90 minutes in total). Upon completion, students will need to provide their Certificate of Completion to both the college and their placement provider.

For more information, refer to the vocational placement information on the Vocational Placement Information flyer.

Students will be notified of their placement details by email prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere within Australia.


Footnote (1): CHCCCS040- Support independence and wellbeing: The unit of competency requires students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of the unit during a period of at least 120 hours of vocational placement within a workplace.

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Reach Community College and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements:

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.
  • Student is expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).
  • Students studying CAD will have access to the College’s Computer-aided design (CAD) system (if applicable to students qualification)

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus.
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices.

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.
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Qualification Outcome

The following academic and employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

International students can enrol in Australian universities to continue and pursue this career path and/or enrol in a higher-level qualification after completing this qualification. They can then apply their knowledge and skills gained in Australia or their home country to seek work anywhere in the world.

In summary, the completion of this qualification can allow students to work for Community Services job roles for a diversity of employers across various fields such as:

  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Planned Activity Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Service Employee
  • Community Care Worker
  • Food Services Deliverer
  • Care Assistant
  • Client Assistant
  • Care Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Transport Support Worker
  • Field Officer (Community Services)
  • Family Support Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • Residential Aide

 

Please note: Completion of a REACH qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33021) and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

Reach Community College does not guarantee:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a Reach Community College qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

 

Reach Community College does not:

  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

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Mode of Delivery:

  • The college will not deliver more than one-third of the units in the qualification by online mode to international students.
  • The college will ensure that for each compulsory study period international students are enrolled in, at least one unit is not delivered through online learning unless it is the final unit of their qualification.

Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES

$500 – for each qualification in Individual Support, Disability Support and Community Services, unless otherwise stated. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement. Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.