The rapid growth of the NDIS workforce has resulted in rising demand for workers with relevant skills and experience.
Through consultation with industry, we have identified that many workers in the disability sector may have achieved a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification (possibly with an Ageing specialisation) but have not obtained the units that will give them the qualification with a ‘disability’ specialisation.
Given the above, this training is targeting people who have previously achieved the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification who are looking to upskill to achieve the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification. Credit transfers will be awarded for units previously achieved.
We anticipate that most people who have previously obtained the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support will only have to undertake the four (4) disability specialisation units of competency+ the infection control unit to be awarded theCHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) qualification.
Undertaking the four (4) disability specialisation units will support skills development for the NDIS workforce. Students will develop skills in providing person-centred support to people with disability and will gain the skills and knowledge to support and empower those people living with a disability. Undertaking the one (1) infection control unit will assist students to be more aware of their responsibilities towards identifying infection hazards and be confident in assessing infection control risks. This unit is particularly relevant given the current Coronavirus pandemic.
If you are passionate about working with people with disabilities, you want to improve your career prospects and want to make a difference to the quality of a person’s life, now is the time to commence this training.
Graduates of the program will be well placed to maintain employment in the community care industry in roles such as:
- Care Support Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Care Assistant
- Residential Care / Support Worker