Why should I study Individual Support (Disability)?
When you study to be a disability support worker you will learn how to provide care, supervision and support for people with disabilities in the home, residential establishments, clinics and hospitals. You will also work with other health professionals to maximise the individual’s physical and mental well-being. You will provide companionship and emotional support, and when possible, promote independence and community participation.
Where does a Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) lead?
This course leads to employment in the disability sector. Job may include (but are not limited) to:
- Home Respite Worker
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Food Services Deliverer
- Client Assistant
- Home Care Assistant
- Transport Support Worker
- School Support Officer (Disability)
- Community Access Coordinator
- Care Service Employee
- Disability Service Officer
- Care Worker
- Residential Care Worker
- Field Officer (Community Services)
- Planned Activity Assistant
- Community Care Worker
- Care Assistant
- Community House Worker
- Residential Support Worker
- Family Support Worker
- Residential Aide
What work will I do in Individual Support?
This course provides a supportive learning environment and unique opportunities to develop the physical, mental and emotional skills associated with the human services area. If you have a genuine desire to care for, and be of service to people living with a disability, we encourage you to do this course.
You will complete both theory and practical tasks in a classroom setting before getting the opportunity to put you new skills into practise when you complete 120 hours of work placement.
Some of the tasks you may do in your work placement could include:
- Assisting with personal needs such as washing, dressing and toileting
- Supervising educational and recreational activities
- Supervising and arranging activities to enhance physical, social, emotional and intellectual development
- Supervising activities such as eating meals and showering
- Providing emotional support
What do other students think about Individual Support?
This is a new course being offered in 2023.
Where can I find more information about Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)?
For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information: