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Certificate III in Disability, Home and Community

Looking for a rewarding career?

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to disability, ageing or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
The qualification is highly valued by employers and our graduates are successful in gaining employment in their chosen area. Fees include manuals from our library, classroom tutorials, tutor workplace visits, practical assessments, plus notes/handouts. Cost does not include first aid training, employers require first aid training. Industry prefers trained staff who can assist clients with medications, this is an additional unit to the qualification and can be purchased separately.

Best tutors

Our tutors are currently employed in the industry and share real life scenarios and case studies to enhance learning. Graduates maybe employed as Disability Support Workers, Local Area Coordinators or in services that provide individual support through the NDIS, National Disability Insurance Scheme or other community services.

Students must have a high level of written and spoken English language. A current police check will be required.
The course is on Mondays and some Tuesdays 9am – 2.30pm at Level 1, 45 Hunter St, Hornsby.

Contact college on (02) 9482 1189 to arrange an appointment with the Course Co-ordinator, Deanne.

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Provide home and community support services (CHCHCS001)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Assist clients with medication (HLTHPS006)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.