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Statement of Attainment Induction to Disability CHCSS00081


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

Course No:



CIT Bruce 


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.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

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.

Application Type:

Register Your Interest

Additional Information

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.

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open Entry

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 CIT Foundation Skills page.

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

Subject Information

Complete 4 subjects

Core: Complete all 4

  • CHCCOM005   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
  • HLTWHS002   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
  • CHCCCS015   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
  • CHCDIS007   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

Related Courses

Certificate IV Disability CHC43115
Certificate III Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email