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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Duration

52 weeks

Number of units

13 units of competency

Location

TAS | NSW

Course Overview

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.

  • Offshore Fee $10,000 + $500 Placement Fee*
  • Onshore Fee $9,500 + $500 Placement Fee*

Entry Requirements

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

English requirement: Minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Related Occupations

  • 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
  • Disability Service Officer
  • 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

Vocational Placement

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:

  • 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
  • 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 Reach and their placement provider.
  • At their own expense, 30 days before placement, provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check. https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks
  • Additionally, if students work with children on Placement, they will also need a Working with Vulnerable People check or Working with Children Check
  • Completed manual handling as part of unit HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • *Medical Clearance: Have no medical or physical injury/condition that would prevent them from working safely and/or injuring themselves and/or residents whilst working within a health care or community care facility whilst assisting residents with day to day physical activities/tasks

 

*Medical Clearance

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

 

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) (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:

  • 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.

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID011Provide first aid
Note
Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Reach and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities or to participate in online classes.

1. Hardware requirements:

  • Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:
    • Windows 7 (2009) or higher
    • Apple Macintosh OS X version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher
  • 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. Speakers and a microphone can be acceptable but need to be tested to check they do not introduce echo into a video conference or online classes.
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

2. Software Requirements:

  • A web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari (Please note that Apple users will be required to install Google Chrome in order to use Microsoft Teams) that will allow students to:
    • Stream videos from YouTube-style sites (a student must be aware of his/her internet usage limits and costs);
    • Run word processing software such as Microsoft Teams, Word and PowerPoint;
    • Participate in virtual classrooms or online live streaming webinars (e.g., Microsoft Teams or Zoom). (for classes delivered online or via live-streaming webinar).
  • Reach will provide students with access to Reach’s Microsoft Office 365 software (i.e., Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), however:
    • Students may require administration rights to their computer in order to install additional software.
    • Students are strongly advised to install a suitable anti-virus program to protect their work.

3. Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection, with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable if it is adequately stable to perform well in a video conference or online classes;
  • Students will have access to Reach’s wireless connection during campus operating hours of 6:00am to 9:00pm Mon – Sat;
  • Community internet and computer access:
    • 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.

4. Other Information:

Reach encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient online 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 Reach’s 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.

Vocational Placement as a blue heading, (but only for this course, not other courses) with the following text:

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 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:

  • Have current competency in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – this must be updated annually and is included in the program
  • At their own expense, students are required to provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check 30 days before placement. (https://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks)
  • Medical Clearance condition: Have no medical or physical injury/condition that would prevent them from working safely and/or injuring themselves and/or residents whilst working within a health care or community care facility whilst assisting residents with day to day physical activities/tasks.

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Non-Tuition Fees

$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/

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.