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Duration

52 weeks

Number of units

14 units of competency

Location

TAS | NSW

Offshore Fee

$10,000 + $500 Placement Fee*

Onshore Fee

$9,500 + $500 Placement Fee*

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

 

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.

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

There are no related occupations for this qualification.

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 HLTAID003 – 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

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Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
HLTAID003Provide First Aid
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing

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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.