This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
52 Weeks (40 weeks of tuition and a maximum of 12 weeks holiday breaks)
After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in disability work including the Diploma of Community Services.
Job titles may include:
The mode of study includes:
Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved disability support care facilities where the College has an agreement with.
Assessment methods include written tests, case studies, projects, logbooks and observations.
A learner may be to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.
Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with people with disability within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.
Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:
Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting, be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time and be mentally and emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIS005||Develop and provide person-centred service responses||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIS008||Facilitate community participation and social inclusion||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIS009||Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIS010||Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs||CORE UNIT|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||CORE UNIT|
|CHCLEG003||Manage legal and ethical compliance||CORE UNIT|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||CORE UNIT|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||CORE UNIT|
|CHCCCS006||Facilitate individual service planning and delivery||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||ELECTIVE UNIT|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||ELECTIVE UNIT|
*Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.
|Training Product Status||Current|
|Training Product Release Date||8 December 2015|