CHC33015– Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) 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.
Successfully completion of Australian Year 10 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.
Students must be 18 years old and above.
After enrolment but prior to commencement of the course
Completion of an REACH qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.
Vocational Placement will only commence after the 35th week.
Vocational placement is an essential component of this qualification. Vocational placement consolidates the students’ knowledge within the real health environment, applying theory to practice.
Students will be required to undertake 120 hours of unpaid vocational placement.
Reach organises student placement. Students will be required to complete given logbook and workplace diary during their placement hours.
All students must be willing to undertake placement in a disability care facility. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.
Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.
Before commencing vocational placement:
Students will be required to 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:
|Offshore International Students||This is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.|
|Onshore International Students||1. This is done prior to arrival to Australia, as part of Health Examination where health records are sent directly to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by panel of doctors.
2. As part of visa renewal process, students are required to undergo health examination
|Domestic Students||All domestic students are required to provide medical clearance from GP|
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) (CHC33015) 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:
|Core Unit Code||Core Unit Title|
|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 Unit Code||Elective Unit Title|
|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|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support has been superseded by CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support on 22nd November 2022.
CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support can be delivered and assessed for an extended transition period until 22nd November 2023. Course Terms & Conditions: reachcollege.edu.au/course-terms
1. Hardware requirements:
2. Software Requirements:
3. Internet Requirements:
4. Other Information:
Reach encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient online study environment:
Vocational Placement as a blue heading, (but only for this course, not other courses) with the following text:
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 100 unpaid vocational placement hours. Reach Community College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary, which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be willing to undertake placement in a health care or community care facility and/or within a simulated health care or community care environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, Reach Community 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. 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 in Tasmania and within Australia. Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.
Before commencing Vocational Placement:
HLTAID011 – Provide first aid is not a unit of competency in this qualification, however if a student is required to complete this unit prior to attending placement in a particular health care or community care facility, Reach Community College will provide training of this unit at no additional cost to students and on completion will issue students with a Statement of Attainment 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:
$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)
VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES
$500 – for each qualification in Community Services. 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: https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/
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.