Course Title: Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3319 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Title: Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term2 2017

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 9925 0886

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

You will learn the  skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.


This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach


1. Contribute to skills assessment

2. Assist with ongoing skills development according to individualised plan

3. Support incidental learning opportunities to enhance skills development

4.Complete documentation

Learning Outcomes

 On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

There will be two forms of assessment and they will include a task analysis and skills observation checklist which will be completed in class and an observation and documentation task on placement that relates to the unit of competency. You will be required to submit documentation as part of your assessment for this unit at the end of your practical placcement.

The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Task analysis - skills observation checklist

Task 2: Placement observation analysis /discussion 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca