This course provides students with nationally recognised skills to gain employment in a range of disability services and programs as direct care workers and as supervisors responsible for planning and implementing appropriate programs for their clients.
Day time: Thursdays from 9.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. at Frankston campus.
Night time: Night time study over two nights per week (Monday and Thursday) at Frankston campus.
Part time: 2 years
Your New Apprenticeship Centre (NAC) will advise you of the relevant Traineeship criteria.
Apply direct to Chisholm Institute.
CHCCOM3C Utilise Specialist Communication Skills to Build Strong Relationships – 65 hours
To enable workers to apply specialist workplace communication techniques to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and clients based on respect and trust.
CHCCS301A Work Within a Legal and Ethical Framework – 40 hours
To enable workers to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements.
CHCDIS1C Orientation to Disability Work – 60 hours
To enable workers an introduction to working with people with a disability.
CHCDIS2C Maintain an Environment Designed to Empower People with a Disability – 90 hours
To enable workers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability.
CHCDIS3C Provide Services to People with a Disability – 50 hours
To enable workers to support and/or assist the person with the disability with their personal care needs within their services delivery/individual development plan.
CHCDIS4B Design Procedures for Support – 90 hours
To enable workers to design models for support including assessing requirements and designing and implementing procedures.
CHCDIS6C Plan and Implement Community Integration – 90 hours
To enable workers the knowledge and skills required to maximise the participation of a person with a disability into various community settings to enhance their psychosocial well-being and lifestyle.
CHCDIS13A Support Older Person with Disabilities – 50 hours
To enable workers to support a person with a disability who is ageing.
CHCORG5B Maintain an Effective Work Environment – 50 hours
To enable workers to meet individual responsibilities within a work group.
CHCOHS302A Participate in Safety Procedures for Direct Care Workers – 50 hours
To enable workers who deliver disability services to accurately identify the major occupational health and safety hazards, manual handling, together with other hazards that may include dealing with aggressive behaviours, stress, etc. The worker will also be able to assess related risk as well as follow instructions and procedures with minimal supervision and support. The worker will also be capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues.
CHCCS405A Work Effectively with Culturally Diverse Clients and Co-workers – 25 hours
To enable workers to deal with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and co-operation with persons of diverse cultures.
CHCCS303A Provide Physical Assistance with Medication – 30 hours
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by care or support workers to distribute and administer prescribed medications within a residential care facility under supervision.
CHCCS409A Meet the Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Clients in a Culturally Appropriate Manner – 30hours
To enable workers to develop skills to plan and evaluate appropriate meals and menus based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines, in consultation with a dietician, to meet the nutritional needs of client groups. This involves the selection and planning of balanced meals, general menu planning principles and the development and evaluation of menus, which identify and appropriately meet the cultural and religious needs of clients. The Unit also requires the ability, under the direction of a dietician, to develop meals and menus to meet the nutrition requirements of specific client groups.
CHCDIS15B/CHCDIS16B Provide Behaviour Support/Provide Advanced Behaviour Support –
This unit addresses the competencies required to support and engage people with disabilities in their daily routines, reduce inappropriate behaviour and respond and manage challenging behaviour. This unit addresses the competencies required to understand the influence and purpose of behaviour, assess problem behaviour, develop multi-element support plans and utilise appropriate strategies to reduce inappropriate behaviour. Behaviour support in practice 1 is a pre-requisite for this unit of competence.
HLTFA2A Apply Advanced First Aid – 30 hours
Workplace assessment, written assignments, research activities, oral presentations, classroom participation. All units of competency are graded.
Upfront assessment and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) allows you the opportunity to shorten the length of your training timetable. Your employer pays your fees. Your training needs are outlined in a Training Plan. You are paid as you train.
Adult training services, advocacy services, community services, disability work, home care services, recreational services, residential work, respite services, supported employment services, integration aid, school support.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability)
Advanced Diploma in Disability