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CHCSS00098

Individual Support - Disability Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set

This skill set will prepare you to provide person-centred support to people with a disability in a range of community services and health contexts.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Ipswich Start date: 18 Apr 2023 Duration: 5 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$20
Subsidised
$20
Full Fee
$640
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Course overview

This skill set will prepare you to provide person-centred support to people with a disability in a range of community services and health contexts. 

Learn how to follow and contribute to an individual plan to implement behaviour support strategies and support the ongoing skills development of a person with a disability. Gain skills to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability and deliver rights-based services using a person-centred approach. You'll also discover how to assist people with a disability to maximise their participation in various community settings to enhance their psychosocial well-being.  

Successful completion of this industry-standard skill set will prepare you to provide individualised support in various disability services contexts. 

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

What you will study

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete all units listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS001
    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS001
    Unit description :

    This unit describes 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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS002
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS002
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS003
    Support community participation and social inclusion
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS003
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to 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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Support community participation and social inclusion

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS007
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS007
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to 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.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
18 Apr 2023
5 months
6x 1-day workshops, plus 40 hours of Vocational Placement
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $20
  • Subsidised: $20
  • Full fee: $640
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
18 Apr 2023
5 months
6x 1-day workshops, plus 40 hours of Vocational Placement
Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $20
  • Subsidised: $20
  • Full fee: $640

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Individual Support - Disability Skill Set (CHCSS00098)

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Individual Support - Disability Skill Set

COURSE CODE: CHCSS00098
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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Selection criteria
  • Currently enrolled students within a Certificate III level or higher course in Community Services or Health

OR

  • Currently must be working in industry within Community Services or Health and have a workplace that can provide and support placement of 40 hours.

 

You must also:

  • have sound literacy, numeracy and computer skills equivalent to Year 10.
  • be prepared to participate in the required hours of vocational placement and hold the necessary mandatory documentation.
Resources required
  • USB storage device.
  • Students will be required to access online content as part of this course so, are encouraged to bring their own tablet or laptop to class; TAFE Queensland  laptops will be available in class. Desktop computers are available on campus for all students to access in their own time.
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.

You are responsible for:

  • organising your own transport to and from study and vocational placement as well as any domestic arrangements
  • organising leave with your employer (if applicable)
  • planning financially for your unpaid vocational placement

If a current TAFE Queensland student, you will undertake mandatory vocational placement in line with your course schedule which will be sourced and coordinated on your behalf. Our Vocational Placement Team will work in collaboration with you and facilities to coordinate vocational placement activity, and you will be provided with due notice for shift work.

For those working in industry and not a current TAFE Queensland student, vocational placement must be arranged in your current workplace. You will need to speak with a member of the Vocational Placement team immediately after enrolment to confirm these details.

Condition of enrolment - privacy
Student details are provided to Health Care and Community Service organisations for the purposes of vocational placement. A minimum of 40 hours of vocational placement is a core element of this program and therefore it is a condition of enrolment that you consent to the release of your information accordingly.

Mandatory documentation
Please note: The Health Industry dictates that TAFE Queensland must ensure that all students going on placement in health care facilities hold the following documentation. Students are not eligible to attend mandatory vocational placement assessment without these documents. There will be a strict timeframe for students to provide the necessary placement requirements. Not attending vocational placement assessment will delay course progression.

1. Working with Children Check
Queensland students - The Working with Children Check (Blue Card Application) must be completed in person for Queensland students who live less than 50 kms from a TAFE Queensland campus. Information can be viewed  at http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au. All original identification documents need to be sighted and students are requested to bring these documents with them for submission of their application. If a student resides more than 50 kms from a TAFE Queensland campus, the ‘Confirmation of Identity’ form must be submitted with the Blue Card application. Students may submit this by email or in person.
Interstate students - must refer to their state websites for further information on how to apply for a Working with Children Check.

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.

2. Australian Federal Police Check (AFP)
Potential students are advised to contact the Vocational Placement Coordinator should they have any notification or criminal history as this may impact on their acceptance by facilities for placement assessment and therefore affect course outcomes. Students must be able to provide an original Australian Federal Police check on request of a facility at any time. Please refer to the Australian Federal Police website to download the application form at http://www.afp.gov.au. Approximate cost $45.00 (N.B: The certificate MUST be issued by the Australian Federal Police (all other types of police checks will not be accepted). Your current AFP documentation must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
  • Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
  • TAFE Queensland strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.
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.

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.