Health, Education and Community Services


Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Support individual goals and needs
  • Support through implementation of individualised programs
  • Work within a team and/or under supervision

Certificate III in Disability

You will learn how to support people with a disability to provide individual support and to promote a person centred approach to care. This course is offered as a traineeship or work based, there are no on campus classes.



Course Overview

Course Code:D271 (National ID: CHC30408) 
Careers:

Direct Care Worker

 
Duration:

One year, workbased.

 
How:Full time, Apprenticeship/Traineeship 
Where:LEEDERVILLE CAMPUS
RICHMOND STREET
LEEDERVILLE
6007

 
Intake:Semester 1, Semester 2 
International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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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

  • Community 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

  • Conduct 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

 

 

Course Structure

Plan:D271 - CU1304 - PSC 
Description:Complete 14 units: 9 core and 5 elective units 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 01 - CORE UNITS

Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below. Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.

NumberNational IDTitle
D2399CHCDIS302AMaintain an environment to empower people with disabilities
D2401CHCDIS322ASupport community participation and inclusion
D2402CHCDIS323AContribute to skill development and maintenance
D2564CHCICS303ASupport individual health and emotional well being
WC847CHCCS411CWork effectively in the community sector
WC888CHCDIS301CWork effectively with people with a disability
WC921CHCICS301BProvide support to meet personal care needs
WC922CHCICS302BParticipate in the implementation of individualised plans
WC923CHCICS305BProvide behaviour support in the context of individualised plans

Title: GROUP 03 - GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS

Description: Learners to complete one (1) elective unit. Please refer to the Training Package for the full details of available options.

NumberNational IDTitle
D8281HLTHIR403CWork effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
D8283HLTHIR404DWork effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Title: GROUP 02 - GROUP A WHS ELECTIVE UNIT

Description: Learners to complete one (1) of the following WHS units

NumberNational IDTitle
WD010CHCWHS312AFollow WHS safety procedures for direct care work
WD312HLTWHS300AContribute to WHS processes

Title: GROUP 04 - ELECTIVE UNITS

Description: Learners to complete four (4) elective units. Please refer to the Training Package for the full details of available options and units.

NumberNational IDTitle
D2209CHCAD401DAdvocate for clients
D2626CHCORG322BContribute to implementation of service delivery strategy
D5761HLTAP301BRecognise healthy body systems in a health care context
D8541CHCADMIN302DProvide administrative support
D8575CHCICS304BWork effectively with carers
D9310CHCAC318BWORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OLDER PEOPLE
WC842CHCCS311DDeliver and monitor services to clients
WD146HLTFA311AApply 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.  

For more information about apprenticeships or traineeships please contact Central Institute of Technology'sTraineeship, Apprenticeship and Workplace Training (TAWT)  on 6211 2111, visit the Apprenticeships & Traineeships section of the Training WA site or http://www.trainingwa.wa.gov.au/apprenticentre/detcms/portal/

Getting into this course

 

Entrance Requirements

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 ebtcc@central.wa.edu.au.

 

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

Fee information


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:

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: $2764


Resource fees:

The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.


Approximate resource fee for the full course: $497


Paying your fees:
Both tuition and resource fees for the upcoming semester should be paid in full at the time of enrolment.
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