This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.
- Disability Officer – Day Support
- Disability Support Worker
- Residential Care Officer
- Employment Coordinator (Disability)
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to have a working with vulnerable people and police check before commencing work placement.
- Good understanding of English
- School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10)
- 18 years of age
- Must have a valid USI
- Reading and Writing Skills (L)
- Oral Communication skills (L)
- Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N)
Total number of units = 14
11 core units plus
3 elective units, of which:
- At least 2 must come from the prescribed list.
- if not listed below, 1 unit may be from any currently endorsed Training Package
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS026 Transport Individuals
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
Note: Electives listed are what is usually offered by Capital Careers, however, if these are not suitable for your target or current work then alternative electives are available. The list of alternative electives can be found at http://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC43115
All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care facility to be deemed competent for this qualification.
How long will it take?
Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of 1150 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study, assessments and work placement. Generally the course will take anywhere between 6 months and a year to complete.
Face to face (Sydney only)
Distance education (Australia wide)
Combination of face to face and distance education (Sydney only)
Subsidised government funding may be available for eligible students under the following initiatives
- ACT Skilled Capital
- ACT User Choice Traineeships
- NSW Smart and Skilled
Please see our funding page or contact us for more details
Please see administration fee table under policies and procedures for any additional administration fees that may be applicable to your study.
What we provide you
- Well written and easy to follow resources via an online e-learning platform
- Air conditioned class rooms
- Practical sessions conducted in a simulated working environment using equipment associated with a Disability Care facility.
- Trainers who care very much about your studies and about you!
Opportunities for Further Study
Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:
- CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
- Other Certificate IV level programs from CHC Training Package
- Diploma level programs from the CHC Training Package
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.
Capital Careers has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations
The course will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation and completion of assignments / projects.