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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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National ID: CHC33015 | State ID: AA67

 

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If you are passionate about supporting people with disability to reach their potential and live their own 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 and sometimes challenging 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.

This course includes a supervised work placement, where you'll be able to apply your training in a meaningful and relevant way, and gain real industry experience.

North Metro TAFE is running a pilot project with Brightwater Disability Services, you'll complete an intensive study block of 4 days per week for 3 weeks at our Leederville campus followed by 2 days per week of placement and 1 day per week of classes for 9 weeks followed by a study and assessments week. View our Brightwater Pilot Program flyer, contact us for more details or apply today.

Gain these skills
  • Learn how to support people with disability to gain skills and knowledge to move towards a more independent and self-determined life
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure the person with disability is supported an all aspects of their life
  • Work and develop relationships within a small team
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Committed, reliable, proactive and confident in working with people with disabilities
  • Tactful, patient, flexible and understanding
  • Able to cope with challenging situations and clients
  • Physically fit and able to lift heavy objects
  • Able to work as part of a team
Important information

As part of this course you will complete a 120 hour supervised work placement in a facility providing services to disabled clients. Before you start work placement you will need to obtain a police clearance (approx. $72). 

It is strongly recommended that you see your doctor about having a flu vaccination.

Full-time - 3 days per week on campus for 15 weeks followed by 4 week full-time industry placement.
Part-time - 1 day per week on campus for 3 terms and the a full-time placement.
Please note NMT also offers a partnership program with industry - 5 weeks intensive on campus program followed by 2 days per week industry placement plus 1 day per week on campus for the remainder of the semester.

What others have to say

Brightwater.pngPartnering with North Metropolitan TAFE using  a new clinical model in the Certificate lll Individual Support – Ageing qualification has allowed us to increase the amount of placements we offer.  Brightwater’s dedicated team of support staff work closely with North Metropolitan TAFE students throughout their training to develop their job ready skills.  By the completion of their studies some students form an integral part of the team and have been offered employment which has benefited both parties.
 
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The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) prepares you for roles such as direct care worker.

  • Disability Service Officer
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • In Home Respite Worker | Residential Care Worker | Residential Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant | Residential Aide 
  • Care Assistant | Care Worker | Care Service Employee
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Planned Activity Assistant
  • Transport Support Worker

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

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Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Disability
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Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
Midland
Mount Lawley
Duration

Six months (1 semester) full-time or equivalent
Full-time - 3 days per week on campus for 15 weeks followed by 4 week full-time industry placement.
Part-time - 1 day per week on campus for 3 terms and then a full-time placement.
Please note NMT also offers a partnership program with industry - 5 weeks intensive on campus program followed by 2 days per week industry placement plus 1 day per week on campus for the remainder of the semester.

HowFull-Time
International Students
Part-Time
Work-Based
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

View our Indicative Fees list 

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

 

International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005AVC29
Follow safe work practices for direct client careHLTWHS002WG739
Provide individualised supportCHCCCS015AVC63
Recognise healthy body systemsHLTAAP001AVB19
Support independence and wellbeingCHCCCS023AVC53
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001AVB82
Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001AVC09
Elective Units -- Disability Specialisation
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approachCHCDIS001AVC19
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability CHCDIS007AVC13
Follow established person-centred behaviour supportsCHCDIS002AVC18
Meet personal support needsCHCCCS011AVC66
Provide first aidHLTAID003WG732
Support community participation and social inclusionCHCDIS003AVC17
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

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OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

To study full-time in 2018 you can apply now through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

For information about applying to study in other ways, including part-time, work based and online, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Please note International students please view all available courses at www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalentCertificate I or Certificate II

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