C3413 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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Plan: C3413 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

You will attend classes on campus for theory, practice and assessments will support knowledge and skills through completing the daily tasks of a disability support worker. It will afford you the time to practice and consolidate the skills required of a Disabilty Support Worker, you will aslo be required to attend a day a week online for student support and assessments.

Your workplace experience will be supported by an RMIT teacher who will be instrumental in guiding your learning when you are on work placement.

Theoretical knowledge will be developed through intensive face to face tutorials and online modules. You will also need to work independently, this includes: Independent study activities such as research, reading,practical and/or theoretical practice tests or assessments.

In keeping with the provisions and requirements of the Commonwealth Disability Act 2006 RMIT offers students with disabilities specific supports to undertake and complete their studies. This includes reasonable adjustments to assessment requirements so a student may have additional time to submit tasks, be able to submit the assessment task in an alternative format, be supported by a note taker, have use of specialised aids or electronic devices during classes or workshops.

If you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Service Unit (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/ equitable-learning-services) if you would like to find out more.
Enrolled students who possess relevant prior skills, knowledge and or competencies or work-based evidence may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Recognition.

Enrolled students who possess competencies gained outside of formal learning and assessment activities may apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC).

For more information about RPL, RCC or Credit -  https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/my-course/enrolment/apply-for-credit 
All courses are assessed against the unit of competency as competency achieved or not yet competent. 

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Work integrated learning

RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with
professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;

and in addition:

  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning
  • you will undertake 120 hours of work placement with an accredited Residential Aged Care facility/Home and Community

As this program is delivered at the City campus and placement in either a Residential Aged Care Facility and or with a Home and Community organisation this will enable you to

  • Develop and practice your skills in a real industry context
  • Undertake structured learning in consultation with RMIT teachers
  • Have access to industry experts who will conduct information sessions and workshops to ensure you are abreast of contemporary industry practices.

Industry Placement Requirements

A WIL agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing work placement in week 13,14,15 and 16 of the program. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to Changes or Cancellation of WIL Activities in the WIL Guideline.

To complete the placement component of this program, you will require:

  • The NDIS workers screening check 
  • Immunisation requirements 
  • Working with Children Check 
  • Police check 
  • Flu vaccination 
  • a current Police Check

Additional immunisations may be required in response to changes in Government regulations or at the request of the placement host organisation. 

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 13 units - 7 core units and 6 elective units.

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C3413 Core Courses

Complete ALL Seven (7) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005) 30 GEDU6078C City Campus
Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001) 55 HWSS6068C City Campus
Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002) 25 OHTH5920C City Campus
Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001) 40 GEDU6077C City Campus
Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001) 70 NURS5367C City Campus
Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015) 30 HWSS6075C City Campus
Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023) 80 HWSS6076C City Campus

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C3413 Elective Course List

Complete ALL Six (6) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code


Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001) 40 BUSM8812C City Campus
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002) 50 HWSS6113C City Campus
Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003) 60 HWSS6150C City Campus
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007) 100 HWSS6115C City Campus
Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011) 60 HWSS6079C City Campus
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (HLTINF001) 25 OHTH6003C City Campus

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