Ageing and Individual Support Courses

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Code: CHC33015

 

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Quick Facts

  • Course Code: CHC33015
  • Course Name: Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Course Duration: Up to 12 Months (Self-Paced)
  • Delivery Method: Mixed Mode Learning
  • Career Pathways: Accommodation support worker, Assistant in nursing, Care assistant / service employees / worker, Community Care/House/Support worker, Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions), Field officer, Home care assistant, In-home respite worker, Nursing assistant, Personal care giver/worker, Residential care worker, and Support worker

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) Course Outcomes

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is the latest nationally accredited and recognised for those who wish to empower people living with disabilities. It is designed to prepare you for a career in disability care through the following job roles: Accommodation support worker, Assistant in nursing, Care assistant / service employees / worker, Community Care/House/Support worker, Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions), Field officer, Home care assistant, In-home respite worker, Nursing assistant, Personal care giver/worker, Residential care worker, and Support worker

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) Course Pathways

Before Studying the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

The Cert III in Individual Support enables you to pursue job roles in the disability industry.

After Studying the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

After completing this course, you should also consider enroling in the following courses to further enhance your career and professional development:

  • CHC33015  – Certificate III in Individual Support  (Home and Community Specialisation)
  • CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support  (Ageing Specialisation)
  • TAE40116 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • BSB41415 – Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety Training Structure

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is made up of 13 total units. This covers 7 core units, 4 disability specialisation units, and 2 other elective units.

Core Units (7):

CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well being
HLTAAP001
- Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005
- Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
- Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001
- Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002
- Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015
- Provide individualised support

Electives (4):

CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Other Electives (2):

CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services

Assessment Methods

This course is assessed using a combination of Written Questions, Projects or Project based methods, Case Study (may include simulated scenario, portfolio, role plays, observation tasks, and reflection activities), and Practicum—Skills Logbook.

Nominal Hours

It is expected to take about 1030 hours to complete all the units for this course. Since this course is self-paced, you can study at your own speed and complete the course in a timeframe that suits you.

When you enrol in this course, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine your existing skill and knowledge level that is relevant to this qualification. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be given a training plan where you will be assigned one of the following cohorts:

  • Beginner - limited knowledge or skill and no recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 1030 hours
  • Intermediate - moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 830 hours
  • Advanced - extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more; this includes those who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification or skill sets or units of competency from the CHC Training Package; study hours is up to 610 hours
  • Expert - consists of individuals with current and relevant industry experience of 3 or more years and with extensive knowledge and skill; these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway; this includes candidates holding the CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability who are currently working in the industry; study hours is up to 449 hours

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this course. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
  • Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
  • Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies

Support and Resources

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is delivered through Online Learning. Throughout your training, we will provide you with the support of experienced trainers, a range of excellent resources, and learning materials to help you gain your Individual Support qualification.

To support you in your studies we will provide:

  • Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
  • Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
  • Simulations, where applicable
  • Templates for completing Project Documents

You will need to make sure you have:

  • Where possible, access to a workplace where you can complete your assessments under a supervisor^
  • A computer with Internet access through Google Chrome
  • MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • One (1) passenger vehicle
  • At least one (1) volunteer for role play tasks
^Ambition Training will provide a simulated environment for students unable to secure a workplace for their assessments—for units applicable under simulated pathway only.Ambition Training Institute is responsible for issuing all qualifications and statements of attainment. Any changes to the arrangements will be communicated to students.

Vocational Placement

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) course required completion of specified competency standards and assessment requirements in a workplace between a minimum of 120 hours and up to 240 hours of vocational placement with an approved accredited service provider.

You will need to initiate contact with an approved accredited service provider to address the Vocational Placement Requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have relevant work experience or have completed relevant training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The RPL process begins after enrolment – simply indicate you’d like to apply for RPL on your enrolment form and a trainer will send you an RPL kit and discuss your RPL opportunities. To receive RPL, you will need to provide up to date evidence of the competencies required for this qualification. For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Ambition Training Institute Student Handbook.