CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Get the skills you need to provide individualised care
If you want a rewarding career in the field of disability services, this course is for you.
When you complete our Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification that is highly regarded by the industry.
Did you know that over 77,400 aged and disabled carers are needed to work in the industry by May 2022. That’s a 47.3% projected employment growth.
Source: Department of Employment, 2017 Occupation Projections.
ITHEA is committed to address this skills shortage and to provide the highest quality Individual Support (Disability) Certificate III graduates to the industry.
We strive to deliver the highest quality programs focussing on the development of students’ skills within a supportive, vibrant and exciting learning environment. ITHEA trainers are chosen for their knowledge, commitment and dedication to their students.
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is the perfect course for anyone wanting to work in the community and/or residential setting to assist people with disabilities. Students will be required to provide personal care such as showering, meal assisting, domestic assistance and community inclusion. Students should aim to provide person-centred support to all clients and include the clients in all the decision making processes. This role involves using discretion and judgement in relation to client’s individual plans as well as taking responsibility to follow the policies and procedures of the organisation. Students will be assisted in all aspects of the course to ensure they provide the highest quality of care as well as a sound knowledge of the National Disability Standards, Legislation relevant to the disability sector and information on the National Disability Insurance Scheme rollout and what it means to clients and care workers. Students will be provided with all the necessary tools to provide the highest quality of care to the people they support. Our aim is to provide the people we care for choice and independence and see it more than just a job, but as a career.
If you have a passion and drive to assist some of the most vulnerable people in society then this is the career path for you. We see the person as a whole, rather than looking at the disabilty.
Our classes are conducted during the day. Study at our Melbourne city campus, with views overlooking the city skyline.
There are 13 units of competency to complete, with electives chosen to improve your employability skills in the sector.
You will also need to complete at least 120 hours of practical placement during the course.
We have regular intakes so you can call the office on 03 9650 3900 to discuss the best option for you.
Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.
Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include, Accommodation Support Worker (Disability) or Respite Care Worker.
Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for a Personal Care Assistant. 87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers visit Job Outlook
Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation/demonstration, case study and projects.
Practical placement requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant disability services settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to attending placement.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||30|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||80|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach||40|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||50|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion||60|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies||60|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||100|
|CHCCCS001||Address the needs of people with chronic disease||75|
This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.
1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).
2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.
3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.