|Course Code:||D271 (National ID: CHC30408)|| |
|Careers:||Direct Care Worker|| |
One year workbased or six months full time.
|How:||Full time, Apprenticeship/Traineeship, Work based|| |
|Where:||LEEDERVILLE CAMPUSRICHMOND STREETLEEDERVILLE6007|| |
|Intake:||Semester 1, Semester 2|| |
|International study available:||Yes|| |
|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.
This course requires attendance of up to 3 days per week and a work placement and on completion 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. For more information about these qualifications, download our Disability Work flyer
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:
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
Engage in advocacy
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.
Information for international students
Requirements for this course
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent is required. Equivalent to Australian Year 10 is required for entry into this course.
Studying as an international student at Central
Central is one of Australia's largest VET colleges, and trains around 1700 international students from more than 85 countries each year. In 2010, we were the first winner of Western Australia's International Training Provider of the Year award and were again given this award in 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Our campuses are conveniently located near the centre of Perth's CBD, making them easy to access via public transport. Central boasts excellent state of the art facilities and resources and a friendly, safe and secure learning environment.
As a graduate, you are ensured direct pathways to further qualifications at Western Australian universities, or alternatively, the job ready skills you need to succeed in your career straight away.
We offer a dedicated International Centre which is focused on servicing International students, helping you with your personal and academic needs. Staff offer friendly, specialised support and guidance from your initial contact through to your graduation, to ensure that your experience at Central is enjoyable and rewarding.
Courses available to international students at Central are delivered in partnership with Education and Training International RTO Provider No: 52395 CRICOS Provider Code: 00020G
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
These fees are current for courses beginning in 2015 and should be used as a guide only for other semesters.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a concession (50% of the tuition fees) and if you are experiencing financial difficulties you may qualify for an instalment plan.
Find out more about financial assistance
International students:The total course cost for international students is
$5,850 (1 semester)
. You will need to pay your course fees to ETI
when you accept your offer.