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CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support

Disability

Kick start your career in disability services with this entry-level qualification. Gain the practical skills and knowledge to provide individual support in home and community care settings.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$250
Subsidised
$665
Full Fee
$3,955
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Course overview

Make a start in your career in disability services with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to provide individual care to people in home, community or health care settings.

According  to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as aged and disability carers is forecast to grow very strongly in the coming years. With around 179,000 job openings expected over the next five years, graduates with skills in this area will be in high demand. 

You will learn how to support independence and wellbeing, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. This specialised course will give you the skills to facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities, and support community participation and social inclusion. Our highly-experienced teachers provide one-on-one guidance and support every step of the way to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work supporting people with a disability in their homes and communities, or for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers. It will also prepare you to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

What can I do?

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Home Help Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider

Course outcome:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

JobTrainer funded course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Strong community partnerships

As part of your course you will gain valuable experience in real workplaces. Our strong partnerships mean you will learn the skills you need while also getting to know potential future employers.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS015
    Provide individualised support
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS015
    Unit description :

    This unit describes 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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide individualised support

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCCS023
    Support independence and wellbeing
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS023
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support independence and wellbeing

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCOM005
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIV001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work with diverse people

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCLEG001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work legally and ethically

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAAP001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTWHS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Alexandra Hills
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Caboolture
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
12 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time: 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Roma
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
04 Oct 2022
15 months
Part time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
06 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
15 months
Part time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Springfield
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Alexandra Hills
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Caboolture
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
12 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time: 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Roma
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
04 Oct 2022
15 months
Part time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
06 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
15 months
Part time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Springfield
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Alexandra Hills
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Loganlea
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Redcliffe
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Caboolture
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time up to 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Ipswich
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Ipswich
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
12 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time: 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Roma
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
up to 9 months
Full time up to 2 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Hervey Bay
04 Oct 2022
15 months
Part time
Online
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Bundaberg
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time, plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Hervey Bay
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time plus 120 hours of Vocational Placement
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
06 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
04 Oct 2022
15 months
Part time
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $250
  • Subsidised: $665
  • Full fee: $3,955
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
South Bank
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Springfield
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Southport
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you:

  • are aged 16 years or older by the course commencement date; 
  • have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent) or are of mature age; and
  • have basic English skills (written and verbal communication).
Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You may also be required to purchase Industry Standard uniform items including TAFE Queensland branded items and closed-in, non-slip soled shoes. These details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. The purchase of these uniform items may incur additional costs. 

Placement

You may be required to have full COVID-19 vaccination to undertake vocational placement in a range of Community Services organisations. Potential students are advised to seek current information as policies may be updated.

If you are not currently employed in industry, during your course you will be required to complete Vocational Placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider. TAFE Queensland will be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete this. You are required to complete Vocational Placement in an approved workplace, as part of your qualification.

Prior to Placement, students will need to complete and provide evidence of the following checks:

• Students must complete their online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU) and nominate TAFE Queensland (as their employer).  There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland can then verify each student.

• Students must also complete the NDIS Worker Orientation Online Modules (4 modules/approximately 90 minutes in total). Upon completion, students will need to provide their Certificate of Completion to both TAFE Queensland and their placement provider.

• Additionally, if students work with children on Placement, they will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check (Blue Card in Queensland).

• Please note:  Students can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal noted above NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).  

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.  

Depending on where your placement is conducted, further checks may be required and your Vocational Placement Coordinator or Teacher will discuss this with you.

Need to know

For all students who are undertaking courses that include Vocational Placements in a high risk workplace, Queensland Health has directed that students must declare your COVID-19 Vaccination status and evidence to either TAFE Queensland or the placement provider. 

This may require you providing us or the placement provider information on:

  • Your vaccinate status
  • Last date of vaccination
  • Evidence of vaccine status

Where this information will be collected as part of your application and / or enrolment process.  Any data collected will be managed under the TAFE Queensland Privacy Policy.

This requirement is in place for all students in affected courses, including TAFE at School students.

Those students who have a medical contraindication may be unable to complete the vocational placement component of their course. This means you may not be able to meet all of the requirements of your course and may not be able to graduate or receive your qualification.

If you have any questions or concerns with this requirement, please contact our COVID hotline on 07 3307 4789.

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Aged Care 
Information about COVID-19 vaccinations, other immunisations and Vocational Placement need to be followed very closely. The below is a summary for you to note and action as soon as you are informed of enrolment:

  • Annual Influenza Vaccination – needs to be undertaken by 1 May each year for attendance at Aged Care facilities/settings
  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination – evidence of 2 vaccinations of a type approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia, or endorsed by the World Health Organisation. Students are advised that a booster may be deemed an additional requirement by health providers.
  • All students must apply for the combined  NDIS national worker screening check and Blue Card & complete the NDIS Quality Safeguards Commission Worker Orientation Modules
  • Some Aged Care organisations may require Hepatitis B immunisation
  • Vaccination and screening/testing evidence requirements may alter during your studies, in accordance with changes to industry requirements and/or Australian Immunisation Guidelines.

Disability 
Information about COVID-19 vaccinations, other immunisations and Vocational Placement need to be followed very closely. The below is a summary for you to note and action as soon as you are informed of enrolment:

  • Annual Influenza Vaccination – currently highly recommended and may be an individual workplace requirements for a Disability settings, this should be checked before placement. 
  • Full COVID-19 Vaccination – evidence of 2 vaccinations of a type approved by Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia, or endorsed by the World Health Organisation. Students are advised that a booster may be deemed an additional requirement by health providers.
  • All students must apply for the combined  NDIS national worker screening check and Blue Card
  • It is essential to complete the NDIS Quality Safeguards Commission Worker Orientation Modules 
  • Vaccination and screening/testing evidence requirements may alter during your studies, in accordance with changes to industry requirements and/or Australian Immunisation Guidelines.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

Learn more