|Course Code:||D271 (National ID: CHC30408)|| |
Direct Care Worker
One year workbased or six months full time.
|How:||Full time, Apprenticeship/Traineeship|| |
|Where:||LEEDERVILLE CAMPUSRICHMOND STREETLEEDERVILLE6007|| |
|Intake:||Semester 1, Semester 2|| |
|International study available:||No|| |
|Online study available:||No|| |
|Uni pathway available:||No|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
This Certificate III will give you the ability to enhance lifestyle, promote independence and empowerment and encourage people with disabilities to participate in community activities. You'll gain an understanding of the nature of the disability services industry and how to behave ethically when working with clients. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.
All of Central's disability work qualifications can be completed in the workplace. This means you get the most relevant skills and the opportunity to form industry contacts. You'll be mentored by attentive and caring lecturers who have had extensive experience in the industry. There is also currently a skill shortage in the entire care industry so employment prospects after study are high.
Where this course can lead you
With one or more of the Community Services qualifications from Central, your opportunities are endless. You could find yourself working in community services, youth work, aged care, disability, children's services and/or juvenile justice. This industry is currently experiencing a skill shortage so employment prospects after you finish your studies are positive.
Your Certificate III in Disability prepares you for roles such as:
Direct Care Worker
Your Certificate III in Disability also opens the door for further qualifications at Central such as the Certificate IV in Disability. Further study will allow you to take on managerial/senior youth work roles.
Skills you will gain from this course
Central's community services qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Understand the nature and provision of disability services
Employ safety procedures and ethical behaviour when working with people with disabilities
Engage in effective communication
Work with culturally diverse clients
Complete administrative tasks
Conduct information management
Your Certificate III in Disability gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in disability services or for further study at Central. The Certificate IV in Disability will increase your skills in developing programs for individuals and empowerment techniques.
Connected with industry
We ensure our industry partners are involved in the development of our courses and curriculum, so the skills you obtain are relevant in the workplace. We work with around 15 disability support service providers in the metropolitan area, including Nulsen and The Centre for Cerebral Palsy.
As this course is delivered only in the workplace it is important you have a career plan. Central provides a range of further training pathways once you complete your qualification. Doing further training can lead you into a broad range of jobs in the disability industry.
At Central, the lecturers are experienced disability services workers. This ensures you’ll be gaining the best experience possible from people who know the industry.
If you already work in the industry, our team of skilled lecturers can help you gain a qualification (or part thereof) through a Recognition of Prior Learning process
|Description:||Complete 14 units: 9 core and 5 elective units|| |
Title: Stage 1
Description: Complete all units.
|D2209||CHCAD401D||Advocate for clients|
|D2399||CHCDIS302A||Maintain an environment to empower people with disabilities|
|D2401||CHCDIS322A||Support community participation and inclusion|
|D2402||CHCDIS323A||Contribute to skill development and maintenance|
|D2564||CHCICS303A||Support individual health and emotional well being|
|D8281||HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers|
|D8575||CHCICS304B||Work effectively with carers|
|WC847||CHCCS411C||Work effectively in the community sector|
|WC888||CHCDIS301C||Work effectively with people with a disability|
|WC921||CHCICS301B||Provide support to meet personal care needs|
|WC922||CHCICS302B||Participate in the implementation of individualised plans|
|WC923||CHCICS305B||Provide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans|
|WD010||CHCWHS312A||Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work|
|WG732||HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
Apprenticeships and Traineeships
An apprenticeship or traineeship is a structured employment based training program that allows you to have a job and be paid while you learn. In most instances practical experience at work is combined with complementary off-the-job training provided by Central Institute of Technology.
Apprenticeships lead to trade certification and nationally recognised qualifications.
Traineeships focus on entry level training in non-trade areas and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. Some school based traineeships are available to year 11 and 12 students who combine part time work with secondary studies via an approved training schedule. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are not available as an option for International students.
Please Note: The process for actually getting into an apprenticeship/traineeship (which involves finding an employer) is very different to the application process for normal study.
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must demonstrate developed maths and communication skills.
This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement.
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Visit our apply, enrol and pay guide
Work Based Delivery
This course can be delivered within the workplace. For more information, on how Central can work with your organisation, contact our Disability Workforce Development Centre on 9202 4458, email Susan Walshe at email@example.com.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.
Find out more here
Domestic full time students
Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.
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.
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.
Full course approximate tuition fee based on the 1 semesters it takes to complete full time: $1700
The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.
Approximate resource fee for the full course: $449
Paying your fees:Both tuition and resource fees for the upcoming semester should be paid in full at the time of enrolment. Find out how and where to pay for your course