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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)~

CRICOS code: 095390F
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Free TAFE

Next intake July 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee Watton Campus
DurationFull-time: 5 Months

Course description

Do you have a compassionate nature, good people skills and are looking for flexible work? A healthcare career could be for you.

The disability stream prepares you for working with people with disabilities in a community or residential setting. You will learn to communicate and work in health or community services, provide individualised support, recognise healthy body systems, work with diverse people, support independence and wellbeing, follow safe work practices and work legally and ethically.

Individual support has two specialisations, disability and ageing. Contact us here if you want to study both (as a dual stream). You can choose either stream or both* to improve your employment prospects.

* The dual stream course is offered to domestic students only. If you would like to complete only the ageing stream, course information can be found here.

If you have an employer and are interested in a traineeship contact us below.

Take advantage of Job Trainer and Free TAFE! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

120 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon. You will complete placement over 4 weeks, for 3-4 days per week. Hours will be either be from 7.00am - 3.00pm or 3.00pm - 9.00pm. A current police check is required. Uniform is suitable neat attire, including a shirt, black pants and flat non-slip shoes. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne. As per worker vaccination requirements , all applicants for this course must be triple vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 prior to undertaking placement which is a requirement for completion of this course. Students are required to provide evidence of full vaccination status, including booster dose, as part of their placement documentation which is provided to placement facilities. Students that cannot provide valid evidence will not be able to complete placement and therefore unable to complete this course.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • Personal care worker/assistant
  • Direct care worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Home care worker
  • Aged care worker (if doing the dual stream with ageing)

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 16 Jan 2023 
Class DayStart: 31 Jan 2023
Mon, Tues, Wed, 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months    
2023 February
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 10 Feb 2023
Mon/Wed/Thurs 9am to 3:30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months    
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 11 Jul 2023
Mon, Tues, Wed, 9am to 3:30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months    
2023 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2023
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 10 Jul 2023
Mon/Wed/Thurs 9am to 3:30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course.
  • Applicants must be aged  16 years or over at the time of course commencement
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course.
  • Applicants must be aged  16 years or over at the time of course commencement

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 30
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Provide individualised support CHCCCS015 30
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 70
Support independence and wellbeing CHCCCS023 80
Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001 55
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control HLTINF006 25
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach CHCDIS001 40
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability CHCDIS007 100
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports CHCDIS002 50
Meet personal support needs CHCCCS011 60
Support community participation and social inclusion CHCDIS003 60

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.55 per hour 675 AUD $371.00 AUD $6,256.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.76 per hour 675 AUD $1,863.00 AUD $6,256.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.13 per hour 675 AUD $7,513.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resource AUD $299.00 once
Education Levy AUD $101.25
Administrative AUD $250.00 once

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 2/02/2023 8:01:40 AM
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