Course Title: Provide individualised support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

Class Number: 3529

Class Section: SJO2

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Course Code: HWSS6075C

Course Title: Provide individualised support

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007). 

This course is delivered across two program areas in the school of Vocational Education - Design and Social Context. You will be assigned to either the Social Care or the FSSI program delivery

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4365 - Certificate IV in Disability

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0886

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gwen Cawsey

Program Manager

Ph. 9925 4581



Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.   This course applies to workers who provide support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context.   This course is delivered and assessed with:   CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support


1. Determine support needs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Interpret and clarify own role in implementing individualised plan and seek appropriate support for aspects outside scope of own knowledge, skills or job role

1.2 Confirm individualised plan details with the person and with family and carers when appropriate

1.3 Ensure the person is aware of their rights and complaints procedures

1.4 Work with the person to identify actions and activities that support the individualised plan and promote the person’s independence and rights to make informed decision-making

1.5 Prepare for support activities according to the person’s individualised plan, preferences and organisation policies, protocols and procedures


2. Provide support services

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Conduct exchanges with the person in a manner that develops and maintains trust

2.2 Provide support according to the individualised plan, the person’s preferences and strengths, and organisation policies, protocols and procedures

2.3 Assemble equipment as and when required according to established procedures and the individualised plan

2.4 Respect and include the family and/or carer as part of the support team

2.5 Provide support according to duty of care and dignity of risk requirements

2.6 Provide assistance to maintain a safe and healthy environment

2.7 Provide assistance to maintain a clean and comfortable environment

2.8 Respect individual differences to ensure maximum dignity and privacy when providing support

2.9 Seek assistance when it is not possible to provide appropriate support


3. Monitor support activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Monitor own work to ensure the required standard of support is maintained

3.2 Involve the person in discussions about how support services are meeting their needs and any requirement for change

3.3 Identify aspects of the individualised plan that might need review and discuss with supervisor

3.4 Participate in discussion with the person and supervisor in a manner that supports the person’s self determination


4. Complete reporting and documentation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Maintain confidentiality and privacy of the person in all dealings within organisation policy and protocols

4.2 Comply with the organisation’s informal and formal reporting requirements, including reporting observations to supervisor

4.3 Identify and respond to situations of potential or actual risk within scope of own role and report to supervisor as required

4.4 Identify and report signs of additional or unmet needs of the person and refer in accordance with organisation and confidentiality requirements

4.5 Complete and maintain documentation according to organisation policy and protocols

4.6 Store information according to organisation policy and protocols

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. 

Details of Learning Activities

  • The workshop themes link units and ideas, strategies and current beliefs, values and philosophies about disability and community sector work. 
  • The schedule above is planned to address those themes but we will be seeking to include guest presenters and other options to enrich your learning throughout the program.
  • Guest presenters will be scheduled as they are available and this may mean changes to the topics in workshops

Teaching Schedule





Introduction to program


Sessions 2 - 5

Individual support and empowerment


Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability



Provide individualised support


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:
The learning Lab
The Study Support Hub
English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed with the course CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability.

The assessment tasks are as follows: 

Task 1: Case Study - Empowering and supporting a client

Task 2: Portfolio of evidence - Empowering and providing individualised support to clients 

Task 3: Direct observation- Providing support to clients

Task 4: Cluster quiz  

Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills to a standard expected in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.
You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for a full assessment criterion.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessments are:
CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit for assessment 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through program administration

Other Information

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:

Academic Integrity

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Complaints Procedure:
RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.
Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy:
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Student Complaints Form:

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