Disability Support Skill Set Byron Community College

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Disability Support Skill Set

Disability Support Skill Set
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Use basic strategies for career planning (FSKLRG03)
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG06)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Complete simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG05)
  • Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)

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

The Disability Support Skill Set is a short course that provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to become a Support Worker within the Community, working with people living with disability. Successful completion of the units can be used to lead you into the full national qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). With the introduction of the NDIS, this industry is amongst one of the fastest growing sectors, providing employment flexibility and career options nationwide. A career in Individual Support (Disability) can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling for all involved. People suited to this profession often demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.

You Will Learn

  • Personal care methods
  • Communication skills
  • Documentation
  • Industry knowledge
  • Functions of the human body
  • Palliative care
  • WH&S
  • Disability care and support

Career and Employment Opportunities Include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Field officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employee
  • Nursing assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care giver
  • Community house worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Disability service officer
  • Support worker
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government*

Entry Requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Course Fees

  • Full fee: $259 (+ Resource Fee $80)
  • Concession: $95 (+ Resource Fee $80)

Course Length, Dates & Hours

  • One day of classroom (Mondays) 9.00 am – 4.00pm per week
  • One day (equivalent) of home study per week
  • Students will be required to complete 40 hours of work placement
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook


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 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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