Disability Support Byron Community College

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Disability Support

Disability Support
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)

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

The Disability Support Skill Set is aimed at those currently working in the disability industry who would like to upskill and those who wish to kick-start their career in the industry.

This short course provides an introduction to the formal skills and knowledge required to work as a support worker within the Community working with people with a disability, in home or in supported accommodation. Successful completion of the units can also be used to lead you into the full qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

A career in Disability can be extremely rewarding. People suited to this profession often demonstrate empathy towards others and a real understanding of all people living in the community.  The Disability Industry is a growing sector, providing graduates with flexibility and career options nationwide. Employment opportunities include; Community house worker, Personal care, Community support, Residential care, Disability service officer and Support worker to name a few!

What you will learn:

  • Support community participation and social inclusion
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification
  • Learners must not have successfully completed more than one unit of competency attached to this course listed under Units of Study Required for this Skill Set

Course Duration & Hours

  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • 9 days of classroom onsite learning 9.00 am – 4.00pm
  • 9 week duration
  • Delivery location: Byron Campus

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • ACE Program Fee: $0* (plus resource fee of $100) - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $400 (plus resource fee of $100)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI); and
  • Have not successfully completed the units listed under '**Assessments are made against units of competency' for this course.** Refer to the top of this page.

For more information or to find out if your are eligible for the $0 fee call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to Bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the "USI website":http://usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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