This course will set you up to be job ready for a career in disability support. This is a highly rewarding area of work, and it offers a fantastic range of job and career opportunities.
You'll gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the disability support industry, caring for and enabling people with disability to maintain their independence. Care can take place in the home or community, a specialised facility, or assisted living.
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Provide support and empower people with disabilities.
This course will enable you to start your career in disability support. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide care and support to people with disabilities enabling them to maintain their independence. You will have the opportunity to find work in a variety of settings including residential, individual support, home care, advocacy, case management and day support.
This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.
If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live an independent life, then this is the course for you
When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) you will be on a pathway to develop a career in the rewarding world of disability work. On successful completion you could find work in a variety of settings such as residential, individual support, employment, recreational/day support, advocacy and case management.
You can still get started with your training in 2022, North Metropolitan TAFE is offering you the opportunity to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) part-time (1 MB) (PDF document), studying one evening per week commencing in term 4. You could continue your day time work and/or family responsibilities and study part-time* to achieve this Certificate III qualification.
*This course includes a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.
Help people have a better quality of life in an industry where staff are always in-demand. When you complete this course you'll be on your way to a career in disability support.
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This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support. This course includes a compulsory work placement.
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This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to work primarily in the community. You will train to work under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans.
Once qualified as a disability care worker, you will be ready to:
- carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people with a disability;
- carry out activities related to an individualised client plan; and
- report directly to a supervisor.
The course is delivered at our dedicated training facility in Rivervale with a mandatory work placement of 120 hours facilitated at an Amana Living Residential Care location in the metro area.
Amana Living Training Institute has Government funded places for this qualification available under the Priority Industry Training and Traineeship funding models.
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
Funded through PIT and Equity programmes
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This Priority Industry Training course has been designed to meet an immediate and growing industry need.
This course is delivered face to face over 12 weeks, three days per week with one of our experienced health care professionals.
No matter what specialisation you choose, you will learn and develop skills to work with clients in all different environments. This qualification will have you job ready and equipped with the expertise to follow an individual plan to provide person – centred support to people who require care. You will be learning a range of skills to care for vulnerable people respectfully and successfully.
Our course includes hands on manual handling in our fully equipped skills lab which gives our students a real-life experience and the skills to meet the industries expectations.
As part of the course, you are required to complete 120 hours practical placement. We are very proud to say we organise this placement with one of various partners on your behalf to make your educational journey easier and more enjoyable.
Included in the course is an introduction with our partners in the care industry to discuss job opportunities and vacancies.
Centacare’s Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered face-to-face from our state-of-the-art training facilities and will get you qualified for entry-level jobs in the growing health and disability sectors.
Centacare offers all three specialisations in this course. You can choose from:
- Ageing – get qualified for work in the aged care sector and learn how to provide effective support to people living in aged care facilities.
- Disability – get qualified for work in the disability services sector, helping to empower and support people living with disabilities.
- Home and Community – get qualified for work in the health sector and learn to provide effective support to people in a home or community environment.
The course includes 120 hours of work experience with a service provider related to your chosen specialisation, which is all organised by Centacare on your behalf.
You can learn:
- how to support independence and wellbeing;
- activities and skills to support daily living needs;
- manual handling techniques;
- how to practise infection control;
- basic medical and industry terminology, and much more.
This course can be a pathway to a career in nursing and is delivered across both PIT and Participation Equity funding programs. This course may be free or subsidised for eligible students – please contact us for more information.
Centacare offers many additional benefits to its students, including:
- language, literacy and numeracy support;
- free counselling and support services;
- referrals to settlement services for migrants;
- student mentoring program;
- resume-writing workshops;
- additional learning support and more.
For more information or to apply for this course, contact us today.
Are you ready to make a difference in someone’s life?
Discover your rewarding career in the Disability sector and learn from our industry experts to obtain the qualifications to undertake a role such as a Residential Disability Care Worker or a Disability Service Officer.
Get the job ready skills required to provide person-centred support to help empower and support people who live with disabilities. Enrol today to get started in a Certificate III in Individual Support at Insight Training and kickstart your new career!
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative you'll only pay half the course fees, and we have flexible affordable payment plans!
This qualification is delivered in a classroom environment or under a traineeship. Our campus locations are Morley, Joondalup & Rockingham
Contact us today to find out more: 1300 046 744.
This qualification is part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.
Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities. Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to disability. Be trained in safety procedures and the legal and ethical framework of this sector.
This course is delivered over a period of 16 weeks (this course includes no holidays) including work-based training for 4 weeks (152 hours) which is organised by Stanley College.
Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your well-being and Trainer Support for your academic progress.
During work-based training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be Job-Ready at graduation. Stanley College has entered into work-based training agreements with a number of employers.
For further information including eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or visit our website.
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