Disability Services

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support – Disability Specialisation

Have you completed a full qualification in CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing OR Home & Community)?
If so, you may be interested in completing a specialisation to increase your skills and knowledge in the disability sector.

This Short Course includes the 4 units listed below.

Elective units – Disability specialisation:

  • 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 Facilitated the empowerment of people with disability

Career Opportunities

This Skill Set may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Support worker
  • Community access worker
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Employment support worker

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus

Intake 1:  29 April 2019 – 5 August 2019

  • Duration: 10 weeks, 1 day per week, Mondays – 9am to 3pm.  Plus workplace based component.
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10am
    •  Venue: Room B1.04, B Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Intake 2:  19 August 2019 – 18 November 2019

  • Duration: 10 weeks, 1 day per week, Mondays – 9am to 3pm.  Plus workplace based component.
  • Information Session:  Thursday, 8 August 2019, 10am
    •  Venue: D Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NORTH
Launceston Campus

  • Next Intake:   Tuesday, 15 October 2019
  • Duration:  2 days per week – Tuesday and Friday – 9.30am to 3pm
  • Information Session:  Monday, 2 September 2019, 11am OR 6pm
    • Venue: Wellington Square, Cnr Wellington & Paterson Streets, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NORTH WEST
Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:   2019
  • Duration: 10 weeks, 1 day per week – 9.30am to 3.30pm.  Plus workplace based component.
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest


The courses will run depending on sufficient numbers.

Learning Options

For students studying on campus learning will be undertaken using a combination of the listed delivery modes

  • Classroom – Including undertaking project work, group work and presentations
  • Applied learning and assessment activities. In the simulated learning environment (Prac Room)
  • Online learning and assessment activities (Using TasTAFE online learning system called CANVAS)
  • Up to 50 hours of Work Placement – or as much as is needed to meet the required competencies.

You will be allocated a work placement by your teacher. You will be responsible for:

  • Managing your time and other commitments to attend placement
  • Own transportation
  • Have completed Police check and Working with vulnerable people check

All shifts will be scheduled on weekdays, there will be no overnight or weekend shifts scheduled.
If you are working in the sector, contact the team to further discuss your learning options

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written assignments
  • Questions
  • Case studies
  • Research projects
  • Observations on the job and in a simulated assessment environment
  • Work placement
  • Portfolio of evidence

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

Full Fees:  $634
Concession Fees:  $265
This includes nine credit transfers that would be required from CHC33015 – see Essential Requirements.

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

A USB and writing materials (pens and notebooks).

Are there ‘other’ costs?

In addition to course fees, students will be required to pay the following prior to work placement:
National Police check $50.00. Working with Vulnerable People check (volunteer status) – $19.00

Essential Requirements

You must have the following to be eligible for this short course:

  1. Completed CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing / Home & Community Specialisation.
    Credit transfer will apply for some units and this short course provides the knowledge and experience to qualify in the additional Disability Specialisation stream.

OR

  1. Enrolled in the full CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support- Disability and working towards a full qualification outcome as part of their current employment.

More information about this is available from Government Training Website.

Excerpt from https://training.gov.au/

This has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who:

  • hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field

or

  • have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement validated through a recognition of prior learning process

Target Group

This skill set (short course) is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services sector who wish to develop skills in providing person centred support to people with disability.

You will also be required to ensure that you are physically able to undertake the tasks required and complete the work placement requirements of the units.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

A current National Police check is a requirement of workplaces in this industry and will be required before your practical placement can be undertaken.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • literacy and numeracy skills to the level required by industry
  • good communication and time management skills
  • ability to use word processing software
  • be physically fit
  • have a driver’s license

Entry to the Course

To enrol in this short course you must have successfully completed the following units from the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and/ or Home and Community Specialisation).   You will need to provide evidence of this prior to enrolling.

Units ( core and elective) that must have been completed:                                               

Core units:

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

Elective Units:

  • CHAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

*some electives may vary depending on your previous training outcome but you must at a minimum have completed the full CHC33015 in ageing or home and community specialisation, contact us to discuss further.

OR

Employed in the disability sector and enrol in the full CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) – attend the workshops and complete the rest of the qualification on the job.

 

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.

Outcome

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Course Requirements

This Short Course includes the 4 units listed below.

Elective units – Disability specialisation:

  • 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 Facilitated the empowerment of people with disability

Qualification Requirements

This skill set includes the 4 units listed below.
Elective units – Disability Specialisation:

  • 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 – Facilitated the empowerment of people with disability

For a full CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support, 13 units must be completed, 7 core and 6 electives.
Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

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