About this course

Entry Requirements

    • USI (Unique Student Identifier) Number
    • Mature age entry (18+)
    • Initial skills assessment
    • Valid and current email address
    • National Police Check (Fee applies)**
    ** For Traineeship / Apprenticeship programs, employer(s) are responsible for all relevant police checks.

Course

Overview: This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support to empower people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and overall well-being. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team. This qualification addresses work in residential group homes, training resource centres, day respite centres and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes. These workers:.
  • Apply knowledge and skills gained through qualifications and/or previous experience to provide training and support to people with disabilities to enhance their ability to achieve greater levels of independence, self reliance and community participation
  • Report to service managers and may liaise with health professionals and other service agencies
  • May work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a limited number of lower classified workers
    *This qualification can also be done as traineeship.
Learning Outcomes
  • Basic understanding of the Operations of a Disability facility
  • Ability to respond to client issues
  • Provide personal care
  • First Aid Certificate
  • For a detailed outline on the learning outcomes of this qualification, please visit www.training.gov.au
Learner Commitment: In order to undertake this qualification, the learner commitment is expected to be at a minimum of 35-45 hours a week. This includes:
  • Face to Face Classroom
  • Homework and Self-study
  • Work Placement hours
  • Assignment activities
  • Assessment time
*The above mentioned hours may vary based on the learner’s recognition of prior learning and competencies

Possible Job Outcomes: Learners who have successfully completed the course are expected to find employment in the following positions:
  • Family Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Support Facilitator (Disability)
  • Behavioural Support Officer
  • Disability Team Supervisor
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant

Work Placement: 180 hours’ minimum work placement within a Disability organisation is compulsory for this qualification. Work Experience Insurance will be provided by REACH for Training

*Please Note: The elective units selected are relevant to local industry requirements, the work outcome and the qualification level. The electives listed below are REACH for Training preferred electives

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Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCDIS002

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS005

Develop and provide person-centred service responses

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCDIS008

Facilitate community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS009

Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

CHCDIS010

Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name

CHCPRT002

Support the rights and safety of children and young people

CHCHCS001

Provide home and community support services

CHCAGE002

Implement falls prevention strategies

Career Pathway