The Course in Supporting People with Psychosocial Disability is a Victorian State accredited course developed to address skills development associated with the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Successful completion of this course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to:
Work as a disability Support Worker with people with a psychosocial disability.
Respond to crisis situations.
Understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and work within an NDIS service environment.
Support the safety of people with disability through identifying and reporting abuse and/or family violence.
This includes knowledge of how psychosocial disability differs from most other forms of disability, understanding the support needs of people with psychosocial disability and recovery-oriented practice.
Support workers need to demonstrate a high degree of sensitivity and empathy in all aspects of their work, practice self-care and manage stressors in the work environment.
In this employment-based program, it is expected that students will be working as a Support Worker.
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.
The student should have foundation skills at the ACSF levels listed below. This is tested during our ore-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 with ONCALL Training College. Students are required to provide appropriate forms of IDs to confirm their eligibility to enrol 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 (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 student's skills.
Psychosocial disability (a disability resulting from a mental health issue) is funded under the NDIS. Whilst services may be available, Support Workers are not always trained and experienced in working with this cohort, and may not understand the support needs of people with psychosocial disability.
It is therefore crucial that staff have psychosocial disability-specific skills, knowledge and experience and that they bring to the task of working with people experiencing psychosocial disability a high degree of sensitivity and empathy.
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 online and self-study, where the student is required to undertake activities on our online platform Moodle.
The practical component is conducted at ONCALL Training Colleges at Surrey Hills/Nunawading or a location suitable to your home or place of business in Victoria.
ONCALL Training College offers you a Payment Plan, which enables you to pay for the course over its duration. Your first instalment is required as part of the enrolment process. Following commencement, you will be debited electronically each week until the completion of your payment plan. Payment Plan: Fee for service paid over $200 weekly instalments
1st Payment $200 at enrolment
2nd Payment $200 one week after first workshop
Each subsequent payment of $200 will occur every week to the completion of the payment plan.