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CHCSS00130

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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 15 Apr 2024 Duration: 5 weeks View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Fee-Free TAFE
$0
Concession
$215
Subsidised
$505
Full Fee
$1,860
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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

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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
  • CHCCCS038
    Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCCCS038
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support, and 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 receiving support

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS011
    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with disability.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS012
    Support community participation and social inclusion
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS012
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Support community participation and social inclusion

  • UNIT CODE
  • CHCDIS020
    Work effectively in disability support
    UNIT CODE :
    CHCDIS020
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a disability support work context. The unit covers meeting job requirements, complying with organisational requirements and working in a disability sector context.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in disability support
Ways to study
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
2 months
5 on campus workshops - 8/7/24, 10/7/24, 15/7/24, 17/7/24, 22/7/24
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
demo

Springfield

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

5 on campus workshops - 8/7/24, 10/7/24, 15/7/24, 17/7/24, 22/7/24

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Roma
On campus with some online
15 Apr 2024
5 weeks
1 day per week on campus
Wednesday
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
demo

Roma

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

15 Apr 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

5 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

1 day per week on campus
Wednesday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Charleville
On campus with some online
15 Apr 2024
5 weeks
1 virtual class per week for 4 weeks and 1 practical day on campus
Wednesday
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
demo

Charleville

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    40%
  • On Campus Time
    60%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

15 Apr 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

5 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

1 virtual class per week for 4 weeks and 1 practical day on campus
Wednesday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Toowoomba
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
2 months
5 on campus workshops - 8/7/24, 10/7/24, 15/7/24, 17/7/24, 22/7/24
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
demo

Toowoomba

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2 months

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

5 on campus workshops - 8/7/24, 10/7/24, 15/7/24, 17/7/24, 22/7/24

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Roma
On campus with some online
14 Oct 2024
5 weeks
1 day per week on campus
Wednesday
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
demo

Roma

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

14 Oct 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

5 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

1 day per week on campus
Wednesday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Charleville
On campus with some online
14 Oct 2024
5 weeks
1 virtual class per week for 4 weeks and 1 practical day on campus
Wednesday
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
demo

Charleville

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    40%
  • On Campus Time
    60%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

14 Oct 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

5 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

1 virtual class per week for 4 weeks and 1 practical day on campus
Wednesday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0
  • Concession: $215
  • Subsidised: $505
  • Full fee: $1,860
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

Yes

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus and vocational placement

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Individual Support - Disability Skill Set (CHCSS00130)

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Individual Support - Disability Skill Set

COURSE CODE: CHCSS00130
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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Entry requirements

Selection criteria

You must currently be

  • an enrolled student within a Certificate III level or higher course in Community Services or Health; or
  • 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

If you are not currently employed or volunteering 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, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may 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 your shifts. You are required to complete 40 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
This course now requires you to obtain a NDIS Worker Screening Check to be eligible to attend the vocational placement assessment component of your studies.

Prior to Placement, you will need to receive and provide evidence of the following checks:

  • You must complete your online NDIS Worker Screening Clearance application at this link - NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU), and nominate TAFE Queensland as your employer. There is no cost to students. TAFE Queensland will 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.
  • If you work with children on Placement, you will also need a Blue Card Working with Children Check. This is called Blue Card in Queensland or you will need the equivalent if you are completing your Placement outside of Queensland.
  • Please note: you can apply for both the NDIS Worker Screening Clearance and Blue Card by completing a combined application via the NDIS Worker Screening portal NDIS Worker Screening Unit (WSU).

If your check identifies that you have a criminal history, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Placement Coordinator for further information.

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.

Vaccination requirements
COVID-19 vaccination requirements across a range of high-risk settings have eased. There are no Public Health Directions in affect requiring you to be vaccinated in high risk settings. However, decisions on mandatory vaccinations will be made by the owner or operator of these settings. Some facilities may also mandate the number of vaccinations required. These requirements will be provided to the student, prior to arrangements being made for the completion of vocational placement.

Important information

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.

Transition statement

Replacement skill set
This skill set has been superseded, as of 22 November 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 31 July 2024. Students who have not fully completed this skill set prior to this date will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

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
  • 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.