Students will learn how to support and empower an individual client while communicating respectfully and working safely at all times.
|Statement of Attainment - Induction to Disability CHCSS00081|
|1 term full time study (approx. 18 hours per week) or Part-time equivalent
Plus additional 6 hours per week (approx.) of independent and self-directed learning to meet the learning requirements of knowledge and skill development.
The 2022 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
Likely Job Outcome:
|Learners will gain the skills and knowledge needed to commence employment in a disability support work role.
These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the Community Services and Health Training Package, including the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.
To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course code, course name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).
This course has a mandatory industry placement. CIT teachers will arrange all placements.
Before any industry placements can commence, you will need to provide a letter of fitness, ACT Working With Vulnerable People card and evidence of required vaccinations. You will be advised if a National Police Check is required. Current information will be provided at Information Sessions.
If you are currently working and you have extensive relevant experience, you may meet the placement requirement; please discuss this with a CIT teacher when you enrol.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Foundation Skills.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete 4 subjects
Core: Complete all 4
Communicate and work in health or community services
CIT Code: COMM500 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
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CIT Code: WPHS114 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
Provide individualised support
CIT Code: HUSE496 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
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CIT Code: HUSE499 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
|Certificate IV||Disability CHC43115|
|Certificate III||Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com