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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

National ID: CHC33015 State ID: AA67
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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.

 
Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

This course may require you to undertake a placement or live works activity in a workplace associated with the COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy. This means that you may be required to be triple dose vaccinated before commencing your course and/or placement. Please follow instructions/advice provided to you during enrolment/orientation.

  • Support people with disability to move towards a more independent and self-determined life
  • Communicate, network and work with relevant people to ensure the person is supported in all aspects of their life
  • Work and develop relationships within a team

Prior to enrolment into this qualification, please consider:

  • If you are under 18 years of age
  • Any criminal conviction as it will appear on your National Police Certificate (compulsory to obtain)
  • Any difficulty in communicating with either workers or clients. (i.e. difficulty with written or spoken English)
  • Manual tasks involved in personal care work
  • Ability to set aside between four and five days/week for attendance at classes, work placement and study
  •  Likelihood of finding it difficult or distressing to provide personal care such as toileting and bathing for clients of any gender and varying ages
  • Ability to attend your work placement regularly and reliably
  • If you 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
    • Able to work as part of a team

Follow the link to find further information to help you make an informed choice about the suitability of this course.

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

Full-time

You will need to attend class three to four days per week, for one semester when you study full-time. This will be followed by a minimum of 120 hours full-time work placement.

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately five hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

Part-time Combined (On campus and online) commencing in Term 4, 2022

Four hours (4:00pm - 8:00pm) one evening per week - via a combination of in class (at Mt Lawley campus) and online delivery. You will receive your schedule at orientation.
In Term 4, 2022 this evening program will be run on Tuesdays and in 2023, for Terms 1 - 3 it will be run on Wednesday evenings.
In addition to one evening per week of classes, you will need to complete 6 - 10 hours of at-home self paced learning.

Work placement for all programs is a minimum of 120 hours
Those students doing the part-time Combined (On campus and online) program who are not working in aged care will need to do a work placement of 120 hours

You'll need basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

As part of this course all students will need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in the disability services sector. 

Those students doing the part-time Combined (On campus and online) program who are not working in the disability sector will need to do a work placement of 120 hours to complete their course requirements.

In order to start your work placement you will need the following:

  • Immunisations and to provide evidence of vaccinations (cost will vary depending on your doctor and what vaccinations are needed)
  • Police clearance (approx. $72)
  • Further clearances may be required, this will be discussed at orientation
  • Working With Children Check
  • NDIS Screening

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

On your first day you should bring your North Metropolitan TAFE confirmation of enrolment, your student ID and stationery (pen and exercise book).

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example, you will need to obtain a National Police Clearance, and you will need to pay for stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Including vaccinations - you will need to provide proof of immunisation against:

  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza (annual)
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • COVID-19

Other job titles may include:

  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Support Coordinator
  • Life Skills Supporter
  • Disability Support Trainer

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

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2023

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $923.40 $130.00 $1,053.40
Concession $273.60 $130.00 $403.60

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $923.40 $130.00 $1,053.40
Concession $273.60 $130.00 $403.60

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Midland
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $923.40 $0.00 $923.40
Concession $273.60 $0.00 $273.60

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Joondalup (McLarty Avenue)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $923.40 $130.00 $1,053.40
Concession $273.60 $130.00 $403.60

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $923.40 $130.00 $1,053.40
Concession $273.60 $130.00 $403.60

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details

This part-time Combined (On campus and online) option will commence in term 4, 2022.

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Mount Lawley
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $923.40 $130.00 $1,053.40
Concession $273.60 $130.00 $403.60

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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