C3413 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

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


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
Qualification national code: CHC33015
Nominal hours: 665
Career: TAFE
Duration: 0.5 years full-time
Location: Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Social Care and Health (535T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of a worker in a disability setting who, following an individualised plan, provides person-centred support to people who may require extra assistance.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to demonstrate discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as the ability to take responsibility for your own output. You will have demonstrated a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge as well as theoretical knowledge underpinning the practice of providing person-centred support.

You will be required to undertake two days per week on Campus for theory, practice/assessment,and one day online for student support and assessment. Employment outcomes for students who have successfully completed the program include: disability support worker, personal care assistant, residential care officer, accommodation support worker, and NDIS support worker.

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Articulation and pathways

Successful completion of the Certficate III in Individual Support ( Disability)  guarantees entry into the following:

- Certificate IV in Disability

-Certificate IV in Youth Work

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.

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Entrance requirements

There are no minimum entry requirements. However, to successfully complete this program it is
recommended that you have the:

  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent the level three of the Australian Core Skills Framework
  • Digital literacy and technology skills to use a personal computer or electronic device

If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we can support you by adjusting activities in the program so you can participate fully in their studies.

If there are any activities outlined which may be difficult to undertake, there are a range of adjustments to their study conditions available to enable and support them to demonstrate their abilities. To discuss their needs and receive learning adjustments, students will need to register with Equitable Learning Service https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-services/equitable-learning

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Community Services. However, this program has strong industry support and all course content, delivery and assessment is informed by industry through consultation with the Industry Advisory Committee. The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) is highly regarded by most Disability providers and is ideal for people wanting to be employed within the disabilty sector as a support worker,care support worker, personal care workers, residential care officer, accommodation support worker, or NDIS support worker.RMIT works closely with its industry partners to ensure that this program is consistent with industry needs.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled at RMIT University you can use all the services provided by the Library. These include study spaces, books, journals and course-related materials such as DVDs, past exams, and newspapers. You can also request items from any library in the world through our document delivery service.

RMIT Library staff can show you how to find the information you need for your assignments and how to make the most of the library resources. You can speak to a librarian, work through web-based tutorials or use our online “Ask a Librarian” service. 

All students have unlimited access to our specialist electronic resources. These include e-books, e-journals and newspapers to make it easier for you to get the information you need, when you need it. Our collections are continually updated to ensure the currency and accuracy of the resources you use.

Computers are available at every Library site. You can access the Internet, myRMIT and Library e-resources.

You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/library 

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT.
Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides resources and opportunities to help you to achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online for:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance - if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

TheNgarara Willim Centre offers ongoing guidance with study, living and cultural needs. You can find more information at  https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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