This skill set is for people working in various support roles in the disability and/or community services sector who wish to update and further develop skills in providing person centred support.
|Qualification:||Statement of Attainment - Individual Support - Disability Skill Set CHCSS00098|
|Duration:||1 Term part-time (approximately 6 hours a week). You will need to complete approximately 8 hours per week of independent and self-directed learning including online activities, research, report writing, team work, skill development and assessment completion.|
The 2019 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program 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.
Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.
Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.
Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.
Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.
|Likely Job Outcome:||On completion of this Skill Set participants will have a greater awareness and understanding of the current requirements within the employment areas of:
- Support worker
- personal carer
- care worker
- respite worker
The units in this program can contribute to further study pathways in the Community Services and Health Training Package.
This Skill Set requires the demonstration of skills and knowledge in the workplace. This may occur as part of your current employment or through a CIT organised Industry Placement.
Before undertaking any industry placement a Working with Vulnerable People check is required. You will be advised of this requirement at the information and enrolment sessions. Some workplaces may also require a National Police Check.
These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package at Certificate III or Certificate IV level.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
Participants MUST hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field OR have skills equivalent to the Certificate III qualification requirement.
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 program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. 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 Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
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
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CIT Code: HUSE483 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
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
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a
CIT Code: HUSE506 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
Support community participation and social inclusion
CIT Code: HUSE507 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
|Certificate IV||Disability CHC43115|
|Certificate III||Individual Support (Disability) CHC33015|
|Statement Attainment||Individual Support - Home and Community (Disability) Skill Set CHCSS00100|
|Statement Attainment||Induction to Disability CHCSS00081|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com