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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

CHC33015

  • Gain a professional qualification in creating individualised plans for people with a disability with this Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015)
  • No entry requirements
  • Get hands on experience with work placement

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

None

Location

Online

Work placement

120 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 24 hrs a week = finish in 6 months, 12 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 1 year.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments & online quizzes
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Encouraging community participation and social inclusion
  • Providing individualised support
  • Facilitating empowerment of people with a disability
  • Providing support for the independence and well-being of clients

Work placement

This course includes a total of 120 hours of professional work placement at an approved home and community care organisation. You will need to arrange your own work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Course structure

13 units

Core units

  1. CHCCOM005 - Communicate & work in health or community services


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

  2. HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

  3. CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

  4. HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  5. CHCCCS023 - Support independence & wellbeing


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional well-being.

  6. CHCLEG001 - Work legally & ethically


    This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  7. CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Elective units

  1. CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with a disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.

  2. CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability to deliver rights-based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

  3. CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests & rights of clients


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs.

  4. CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with a disability.

  5. CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

  6. CHCDIS003 - Support community participation & social inclusion


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with a disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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