In a nutshell
If you posses a sense of compassion and are looking to start developing a career caring for people with disabilities, then this CHCSS00081 Induction to Disability skill-set course from Open Colleges could be an ideal starting point for you.
This course is ideal for people looking to start studying for their disability certificate qualifications who do not meet entry criteria, or for people already working in the industry who wish to up-skill without having to tackle a certificate-level qualification. You will learn essential industry skills such as how to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability, how to communicate and work in health or community services, how to provide individualised support and how to follow safe work practices for direct client care. By the end of the course you will have all the knowledge required to take on entry-level roles in the disability sector, or to gain access to the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification which will allow you to pursue more senior roles.
This course is delivered 100% online.
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.
What you’ll need
There are mandatory entry requirements for enrolling in this course.
It is recommended that students:
- Are 18 years old (note students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol)
- Have access to a modern computer with video / audio playback capabilities and high-speed internet
- Have access to Microsoft Office or equivalent
- Have basic computing skills, including ability to make a short video
- Have access to a digital video recording device to save and upload video/image files to OpenSpace, e.g., mobile phone/smartphone.
While completing this course, you will cover the following essential areas:
- Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
- Provide individualised support
- Communicate and work in health or community services
- Follow safe work practices for direct client care
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.