This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
As part of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) there is a mandatory requirement to obtain a practical placement. Students often find placements hard to source and difficult to manage, because of this ONCALL Training College leverages our industry-based contacts to coordinate a work placement for students where they will complete 120 hours.
This practical placement will not only assist in developing work-ready skills but will also help to consolidate the skills and knowledge for some units.
Course Payment Options
This course is offered as a full-fee paying course (or with a discounted rate for ONCALL staff) or through the Australian Government's Skills First Funding.
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There are no prerequisites for this nationally recognised qualification.
There are no barriers to entry based on age (other than post school students over 16), gender, social or educational background. Students need to be able bodied and have the physical capacity to undertake the practical application of the program.
Student should have foundation skills at the ACSF levels listed below. This is tested during our Pre-training review. Each student is required to complete the Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment to determine what level they are currently working at & if they are suitable to proceed with this qualification. Where students do not have skills, they may be provided with additional support to develop their literacy and numeracy skills to this level if appropriate, or alternatively they will be provided information on other more appropriate courses.
Learners are required to comply with Evidence of enrolments at the time of enrolment at time of enrolment with ONCALL Training College. Students are required to provide appropriate forms of IDs to confirm their eligibility to enroll in this course. Students are required to apply for unique student identification (USI) number while their study period in Australia and this information will be handed to the students at the time of orientation. (https://www.usi.gov.au/)
This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet. Support will be provided as required to develop the students’ skills.
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already achieved the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning. This learning could be gained through a formal qualification, non-accredited training or on the job learning at your workplace, also known as recognition of prior learning (RPL).
to be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning that is:
☑️ Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
☑️ Nationally recognised Units of competency
There are no fees for credit transfer applications. The recognition of prior learning (RPL) fee is equivalent to the standard tuition fee for the course for which you are applying for RPL.
This qualification requires a basic understanding and use of computers and the internet. Support will be provided as required to develop the student’s skills.
All students are required to wear enclosed shoes and appropriate work clothing.
ONCALL Training College offers supports services to any students who have questions or difficulties regarding the training as well as their future career development. Students with disabilities are encouraged to enroll in the course and will be appropriately supported.
Employment opportunities could include training and support to promote independence and community participation, which may be provided as part of activities and programs in a variety of settings, including residential and centre-based programs.
The following occupations relate to this qualification.
Disability support worker
NDIS support worker
Accommodation support worker
Community care worker
The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:
residential group homes
training resource centres,
day respite centres,
open employment services
other community settings and in clients’ homes.
Respite Care Worker
Disability Support Worker
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider
Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au)
This course will be delivered using a blended delivery methodology. The blended methodology employed by ONCALL Training College will include an intensive face to face classroom training session including a theoretical and practical component along with on-line and self-study.