Open Colleges School of Health
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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
If you've always been interested in starting a career in the caring professions but haven't taken the leap yet, there's no better way to begin than with this Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015) from Open Colleges.
You'll also build your core knowledge, including how to empower and support people with disability, provide direct client care, promote social inclusion and work safely and ethically in a care role.
Designed for residents of South Australia, this course includes a 120 hour work placement to give you hands-on experience in a care setting. Organised by Open Colleges, the placement takes place over 3 weeks with a trusted clinical practice partner.
Coursework is delivered online, on campus and on-the-job, giving you a great blend of workplace experience, self-paced online study and face-to-face instruction.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Applicants will either have completed a minimum of Year 10 or apply as a mature aged entry. To demonstrate sufficient English language skills, mature aged entry applicants are required to complete the online Core Skills Test to assess language, literacy and mathematical skills.
In this disability course, subjects you may study include:
This course contains an 120 hours work placement program organised by Open Colleges.
Open Colleges School of Health is all about putting their students first, allowing you to confidently navigate and complete your studies!
Their support systems will ensure you get the most out of your learning journey. Turn to expert trainers who will discuss course content and assessments; talk through any issues and maintain a positive mindset with their student counselling services; and get help with finicky admin and organising your further study with their student support.
"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
"My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (CHC33015) from Open Colleges School of Health.
This qualification prepares you to work professionally in disability support services. The skills you gain through the course make you a candidate for a range of roles in residential and non-residential disability support contexts.
Wondering where a career in disability could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
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