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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015

Overview

This program will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a disability support worker.

Qualification: Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015
Program No: C3-HS15
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (approximately 25 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent

Plus additional 10 hours per week (approximately) individual learning such as online activities, workplace application, practicing your skills and knowledge in the simulated facility located on campus, project and team work.

This is a specialist qualification with job outcomes that can be completed in one semester.
Likely Job Outcome: Support worker, key worker, disability support worker, recreational support worker, learning support assistant, community access worker, advocate, employment consultant.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

This program has a mandatory work placement (120 hours in total). CIT teachers will arrange all placements. Before undertaking any industry placement, you must be eligible to apply for, and hold a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check'.

Information will be provided on enrolment.

If you are currently working and you have extensive relevant experience, you may meet the placement requirement.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

Open entry

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy and numeracy skills by undertaking a literacy and numeracy assessment. You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Before you apply/enrol

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes new students and re-enrolling students.

If you don't have a USI that's ok, you can apply right now. It only takes two minutes, just go to usi.gov.au

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 13 subjects

  • CHCCCS015  Provide individualised support
    • CIT Code: HUSE496
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      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. This unit applies to workers who provide support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS023  Support independence and wellbeing
    • CIT Code: HUSE497
      Cost: $310.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCOM005  Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CIT Code: COMM500
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV001  Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      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. This unit applies to all workers.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
    • CIT Code: LEGL219
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAAP001  Recognise healthy body systems
    • CIT Code: HESC501
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CIT Code: WPHS114
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: 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. This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS001  Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    • CIT Code: HUSE506
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach. This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services and health contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS002  Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    • CIT Code: HUSE483
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability. This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS003  Support community participation and social inclusion
    • CIT Code: HUSE507
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with 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. This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIS007  Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    • CIT Code: HUSE499
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

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

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCCCS011  Meet personal support needs
    • CIT Code: HUSE478
      Cost: $270.00
      Description:

      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. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMHS001  Work with people with mental health issues
    • CIT Code: HUSE500
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Disability CHC43115

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au