In a nutshell
No experience necessary, this CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) from alffie, via 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 160 hours of work placement, giving you practical experience in a real clinical setting while you study.
What you’ll need
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
Open Colleges recommends that students:
- Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12.
- Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
- Have access to a device with audio / video playback capabilities.
- Have basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video.
- Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual handling and other physical activities.
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
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.