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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (SA only)

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  • Awarded by
    Open Colleges School of Health
  • Qualification
    Certificate III
  • Study Mode
    Online
  • Course Cost
    Course fees may vary
  • Duration
    19 weeks inclusive of 3 weeks work placement
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    19 weeks inclusive of 3 weeks work placement
  • Start Date
    Enquire now for upcoming start dates.
  • Location
    SA
  • Career Outcomes
    Accommodation Support Worker | Residential Care Officer | Disability Support Worker | View all

overviewCourse Overview

If you’ve always been interested in starting a career in the caring professions but haven’t taken the leap yet, there’s no better way to begin than with this Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015) from Open Colleges.

You’ll also build your core knowledge, including how to empower and support people with disability, provide direct client care, promote social inclusion and work safely and ethically in a care role.

Designed for residents of South Australia, this course includes a 120 hours of work placement to give you hands-on experience in a care setting. Organised by Open Colleges, the placement takes place over 3 weeks with a trusted clinical practice partner.

Coursework is delivered online, on campus and on-the-job, giving you a great blend of workplace experience, self-paced online study and face-to-face instruction.

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

In this disability course, subjects you may study include:

  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

This course contains 120 hours work placement program organised by Open Colleges.

Why study withWhy Study With Open Colleges

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015) from Open Colleges School of Health.

This qualification prepares you to work professionally in disability support services. The skills you gain through the course make you a candidate for a range of roles in residential and non-residential disability support contexts.

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Care Assistant

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges gives students the option to pay the full course fee upfront and save or pay their fees with a payment plan. Enquire now to find out more. 

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • You must be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or certain temporary visas with study rights; AND
  • Reside in South Australia; AND
  • You will also need to:
    • Have access to your own technology equipment for use at home and on campus (laptop, tablet and /or smartphone)
    • Have a reasonable level of fitness as the role will involve a variety of physical tasks such as providing personal care and assisting clients with mobility and transfer

Applicants will either have completed a minimum of Year 10 or apply as a mature aged entry. To demonstrate sufficient English language skills, mature aged entry applicants are required to complete the online Core Skills Test to assess language, literacy and mathematical skills.

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