No experience necessary, this Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015) from Open Colleges is designed for the complete beginner who’s passionate and curious about a career in disability support services.
The course is designed to get you job-ready, providing you with the skills and training you need to step directly into a support role when you finish. You’ll learn how to empower people with disability, support independence and wellbeing, promote social inclusion and make a positive impact in the lives of your clients.
Develop all the skills you need to succeed. You’ll be equipped with knowledge of how to work in legal and ethical way, communicate with clients and health professionals, follow safe work practices and work with diverse people.
This course includes 120 hours of work placement, giving you practical experience in a real clinical setting while you study. You can also choose to complete the work placement portion of this course over 2 weeks in Fiji, a unique learning experience.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Aged 16 years or above (applicants under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the enrolment form); AND
- Successful completion of English to Year 12 level or equivalent competency; AND
- Access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills; AND
- Access to digital equipment (such as smartphone) to save, upload and view videos, images and audio files.
What 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
- CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
- CHCDIS004 - Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies
Why 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. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, 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.