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CHCSS00098 Individual Support - Disability Skillset - Skilling for Recovery - Fee Free

Do you currently hold a Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent and looking to increase your skillset to work with people with disabilities?

The Individual Support Disability Skill Set will give you the extra skills needed to be able to work directly with clients living with disabilities. You will learn how to empower people with disabilities using a personal-centred approach, and provide a positive and safe environment for them to engage and grow in. You will learn to consider the persons needs, strengths and capabilities at home and in social contexts to build confidence and self-esteem, in this highly challenging and rewarding area.

As an individual support worker you are employed in a job where you can empower groups in your community. This role is a rewarding job and a great way to give back to your community by making a difference in people’s everyday lives. Successful completion of this course will provide additional skills to work supporting people with a disability in their homes and communities, or for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers.

Units of competency included in this skillset:

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Sometimes a client needs help with developing the skills needed to be independent. This can be something simple like basic cooking skills or more complex, such as how to set up and use the internet.

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Disabilities are many and varied and that is why individual plans are called individual. This unit looks at the importance of understanding individual plans and providing the specific support requirements listed in each individual plan.

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
For some people with disabilities it is difficult to join in on community activities that most people take for granted. This unit looks at how a care worker can help to maximise community involvement so everyone can join in.

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
This is a similar unit to the previous unit but focusses more on how a support worker can best help a person they support to be independent and make their own decisions about how they lead their life.

Employment opportunities with this skillset include:

  • Community rehabilitation and support worker
  • Mental health rehabilitation support worker
  • Community support worker
  • Disability Support worker

Course entry requirements

  • Hold a Certificate III in Individual Support or equivalent.
  • Telephone or personal meeting with our Training Coordinator who will provide course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol.
  • Unique Student Identifier (see information below).
  • Successful completion of an NBMC English language, literacy and numeracy quiz to determine that you have appropriate skills to successfully complete the course.
  • Reasonable level of fitness to carry out manual handling tasks.
  • Current National Police Check (less than 1 year old) if work placement assessment cannot be carried out in your own workplace.
  • NDIS Worker Check if work placement assessment cannot be carried out in your own workplace – free volunteer check available here.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work placement requirements may change at short notice to include the COVID-19 vaccination.

What you need to know about this course

  • The College offers part time day courses. See below for class options.
  • The course is delivered using a blended learning model which includes timetabled classroom, weekly flexible directed self study hours.
  • Students will need to allow regular weekly hours throughout the course for directed self study for the completion of learning and assessment tasks.
  • The course is delivered in the College’s fully equipped aged care/nursing training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.
  • Four units of competency are delivered during this course. These are listed in the pop up list located above the class options below.
  • On Campus study during COVID-19 – please click here to learn about the additional safety measures being taken at College Campuses to help protect everyone on site.

About work placement

  • Work place assessment is required for some skills. If you are currently working in the care sector, this may be possible in your own work place. This will be discussed on enrolment.
  • Work placement provides you with the opportunity to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a simulated environment.

Are there Assessments?

  • Competency based assessment of each unit of competency in the course will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods including case studies, theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration.
  • Some units of competency require assessment of practical skills during work placement.
  • You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

Pathway to Further Training

These units may be included in a range of qualifications from the Community Services Training Package. If enrolling in one of those qualifications in the future, you will receive credit transfer for the units completed in this course.

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Free Training

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

• Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
• Be in receipt of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (as specified on the Smart and Skilled Funding page); or
• At risk of unemployment; or
• 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery Funding page for further information.

Course includes course resources but students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a police check if you are not currently employed in the sector or do not have a current police check.

College Trainers

All NBMC Trainers/Assessors are current industry professionals with the required qualifications to deliver and assess this course. Trainers draw upon and share their own experiences in the industry to ensure that the training delivered to you is current and relevant. For information about individual trainers, please click on the trainer name in the class details below for the trainer’s bio.

Student Support

Please advise our Training Coordinator at your initial telephone or personal meeting if you require additional support in your learning. This will allow a support plan to be devised before you commence your course.

Why study at Northern Beaches & Mosman College?

Enjoy smaller class sizes, a personalised relationship with your trainer, face-to face teaching sessions and qualifications that include real life work experience, when you choose to study at the three-campus Northern Beaches & Mosman College. (NBMC)

With classes available across the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore in Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman, the College offers increasing numbers of accredited and vocational qualifications. Students include those looking to upskill, to change career direction and school leavers keen to step onto a career pathway. Courses on offer can lead directly to employment and/or go towards future learning opportunities.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should discuss this with our Training Coordinator on enrolment.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence (eg passport or driver’s licence) used when creating your USI, eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used. Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia. Please contact the College on 9970 1000 if you require assistance.

To Enrol or for Further Information

  • Commence the enrolment process by completing the application below.
  • Contact Nadia Louw on 9970 1008 or email for further information.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Individual Support - Disability Skill Set CHCSS00098.
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

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Phone: 02 9970 1000

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