CHCSS00098 Individual Support - Disability Skill Set
Do you have a passion and desire to provide care and support to people living with a disability?
HERC, through a Third-Party Agreement with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Education Centre (ANMEC), are offering the CHCSS00098 Individual Support – Disability Skill Set to those who are currently working in the Disability sector, or who have an interest in working in the area.
We have partnered with leading providers in the disability industry to deliver a contemporary Individual Support Skill Set that embeds the philosophy of empowering people who have a disability.
HERC currently offers the CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing). If you have completed this qualification with HERC or another provider, you may be eligible to complete this Skill Set, as an addition to your current qualification. This skill set will provide you with the opportunity to complete four units focussed on the knowledge and skills required to provide care and support for people with a disability.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander & culturally and linguistically diverse background applicants are encouraged to apply.
The skill set will be commencing on the 16th August 2022.
The CHCSS00098 Individual Support - Disability Skill Set is made up of 4 units:
- CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
- CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
- CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
The purpose of these units, is to provide a solid foundation for 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. Enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.
On completion of these units, you will have 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.
- implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability.
- assist with supporting people with disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.
- facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.
The Skill Set comprises of self-directed, online learning, plus the 80 hours of work placement. Students have the support of and access to a HERC Nurse Educator for the duration of their course.
The units can take from 2 to 4 weeks to complete, and you are required to complete at least 80 hours of clinical placement in a disability care setting after all theory work has been completed.
The unit content is reflective of current industry requirements and has been developed by Educators who have worked in various roles within the aged/disability care sector over the last 25 years.
Unit format is subject to change.
- Completion of a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification
- Australian Citizen or hold a permanent residency visa
- A current Police Check (not older than 12 months)
- A valid registration to work with vulnerable people (Working with vulnerable people card)
- Received your first, second and booster dose (or have evidence of booking to receive booster) of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing placement
- Physical ability to demonstrate the manual handling skills that are a compulsory component of the course and employment
Students are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to acceptance.
The LLN test endeavours to identify the skill level of the applicants by assessing:
- general reading skills
- the ability for the applicant to follow simple instructions
- the ability for the applicant to perform mathematical tasks that require addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
- assessing reading, writing, spelling and comprehension
HERC is a leading registered training organisation in the health profession, we offer:
- Fully qualified nurse educators that have experience in acute, mental health and aged care settings
- Professional service supported by our Student Support Team
- A supportive learning environment that includes a variety of teaching methods
- Fully equipped training rooms, student facilities and practical simulation lab
- Access to our library, computers and WIFI, during business hours
- Fill in an Expression of Interest
- Complete the compulsory Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment
The CHCSS00098 Individual Support - Disability Skill Set is funded under the Department of State Growth and Job Trainer Funding may be available for eligible applicants. If you are eligible for funding, the skill set is available at a subsidised rate of $0.00. There are limited funded places available.
The following learners are eligible for funding:
- job seekers, who, for the purposes of the JobTrainer Fund, are:
- individuals out of work
- individuals who are in receipt of income support payments
- individuals expected to become unemployed as agreed bilaterally between the Commonwealth and the relevant State.
- individuals who are underemployed, which is defined as employed people who would prefer, and are available for, more hours of work than they currently have, including part-time workers.
- young people 17- to 24-year-old individuals (including school leavers), regardless of their employment status.
- people enrolling in an aged care, childcare, or disability care qualification, regardless of their age or employment status.
- people enrolling in digital skills qualifications, regardless of their age or employment status.
All eligible learners will be eligible for a training place regardless of their prior qualifications.
Eligible learners can undertake training in more than one JobTrainer qualification, course or skill set.
An individual currently enrolled at a Tasmanian school, as defined by the Education Act 2016, is not eligible.
In accordance with the Skills Tasmania Policy Statement on Learner eligibility visa status, the following Tasmanian residents are eligible for Tasmanian Government subsidised training:
- Australian citizens
- Permanent residents
and Tasmanian residents who have permission for work and study in Australia and:
- are New Zealand citizens with a Special Category Visa
- are holders of temporary humanitarian visas
- are Tasmanian State Sponsored skilled migrant visa holders
- are a dependent (aged over 18) or partner (spouse) visa holder of an eligible applicant.
All other visa holders are ineligible for subsidised training. This includes all bridging visa holders and Tasmanian State Sponsored business visa holders.
If you are not eligible for funding, please contact us and we can discuss your payment options further.
To achieve this skill set, a total of 4 units and 80 hours of clinical placement must be successfully completed.
If you have previous work experience and underpinning knowledge in this industry, you may wish to apply for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).
On successful completion of the Skill Set, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment containing the below units:
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
HERC are obligated under the training and RTO Standards to ensure students undertaking courses are fully informed of the course requirements and fees, and have the potential to be successful at completing the qualification and gaining employment. HERC therefore require applicants to complete a questionnaire and a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to commencing the course. You will be guided through this process as part of your enrolment requirements.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander &; culturally and linguistically diverse background applicants are encouraged to apply.