Diploma of Community Services

Diploma of Community Services - GBCA

Diploma of Community Services

Domestic Students

Course outline (Domestic)

Course Code: CHC52021

Course Description:

This qualification reflects the roles of community services, case management and social housing workers involved in the managing, co-ordinating and/or delivering of person-centred services to individuals, groups, and communities.

At this level, workers have specialised skills in community services and work autonomously under broad directions from senior management. Workers are usually providing direct support to individuals or groups of individuals. Workers may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers and/or case management, program coordination or the development of new business opportunities.

To achieve this qualification, candidates must have completed at least 200 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry requirements

There are no set requirements for this course. It is recommended that domestic students would meet one of below requirements:
• Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or
• Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course, or
satisfactory complete year 12.

Domestic applicants will undertake the language, literacy and numeracy test and the digital skill test as part of the Pre-Training Review.

It is recommended that students have prior knowledge and experience in age/ disability care environments prior to enrolling into this course.

Vocational placement requirements:

Students are required to complete at least 200 hours of work placement as part of course requirements. We understand the industry and will assist you in finding Work Placement. GBCA work placement coordinator, GBCA trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement. Once you are marked satisfactory in the required units, you apply for work placement by completing an online placement application form. You can indicate your availability and preferred location. We endeavour to place you in an aged care facility and/or disability facility and/or community care setting of your choice, however we cannot guarantee this as it depends on the availability in the facilities of your preferred location.

Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you.
Remember, Aged care facilities and/or Disability and/or community care facilities prefer students who are both flexible and reliable. On average, it takes approximately 4 weeks to secure work placement.
The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules
restricting unpaid work.

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.

Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.

Course duration:

64 weeks (including 10 weeks for vocational placement and 12 weeks term breaks and holidays)

Schedule:

2 sessions per week

(Start term 2 2024)

Assessment methods

Questions, Case studies, Presentation, Project, Portfolio, work placement project and work placement observation

Government funding:

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program. Domestic students may be eligible for subsidised training.

Delivery mode:

Blended learning between face to face and online.

Potential job opportunities for graduates for Diploma of Community Services course include:

  • Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant 
  • Community Worker 
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellor 
  • Family and Marriage Support Officer 
  • Family Support Worker 
  • Social Worker 
  • Welfare Worker 
  • Youth Worker 
  • Case manager 
Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCDEV005Analyse impacts of sociological factors on people in community work and services
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT005Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCCSM013Facilitate and review case management
CHCDFV001Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCCSM012Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCCSM014Provide case management supervision
CHCCSM009 Facilitate goal-directed planning

Course Factsheet

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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Certificate IV in Disability Support

Certificate IV in Disability - GBCA

Certificate IV in Disability Support

Domestic Students

Course outline (Domestic)

Course Code: CHC43121

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a range of community settings and peoples’ homes, who provide support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work according to and may contribute to an individualised plan, and work without direct supervision. They may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

To achieve this qualification, candidates must have completed at least 100 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry Requirements

Students enrolling in this course must meet the following requirement:
Completion of: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or Completion of: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) or Completion of: CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability PLUS the CHCSS00125 Entry to Certificate IV in Disability Support Skill Set.

Vocational placement requirements:
Students are required to complete at least 100 hours of work placement as part of course requirements. We understand the industry and will assist you in finding Work Placement. GBCA work placement coordinator, GBCA trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement. Once you are marked satisfactory in the required units, you apply for work placement by completing an online placement application form. You can indicate your availability and preferred location. We endeavour to place you in an aged care facility and/or disability facility and/or community care setting of your choice, however we cannot guarantee this as it depends on the availability in the facilities of your preferred location.

Once you submit your form, all parties will work towards securing a place for you. Remember, Aged care facilities and/or Disability and/or community care facilities prefer students who are both flexible and reliable. On average, it takes approximately 4 weeks to secure work placement. The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules restricting unpaid work. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.

Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.

Course Duration

36 weeks (including 5 weeks for vocational placement and 6 weeks term breaks and holidays)

Schedule:
2 sessions per week

(Start term 2 2024)

Assessment methods

Questions, Case studies, Presentation, Project, Portfolio, work placement project and work placement observation.

Government Funding

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program. Domestic students may be eligible for subsidised training.

Delivery Mode

Blended learning between face to face and online.

Potential job opportunities for graduates for this course include:

  • Disabilities Services Officer
  • Disability Services Program Officer
  • Support Worker in Disability or Aged Care
Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS044Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS017Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS018Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
CHCDIS019Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCMHS001Work with people with mental health issues
CHCDIS015Develop and provide person-centred service responses
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systems

Course Factsheet

You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support - GBCA

Certificate III in
Individual Support

Domestic Students

Certificate III in Individual Support outline (Domestic)

Course Code: CHC33021

Course Description:

The certificate III in individual support reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

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.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

  • Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or
  • Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course

Vocational placement requirements:

Before commencing vocational placement, students are required to complete the following:

1. Current Police Check (12 months)

2. Vocational placement host employer may require students to complete the NDIS Worker Screening Check Prior to commencing placement.

Students are required to complete at least 120 hours of work placement as part of course requirements.

GBCA has signed agreements with prospective employers to offer the work placement opportunities for its students. A list of these prospective employers will be provided to assist you in finding work

placement. Work placements will be arranged by the GBCA Work Placement Coordinator in conjunction with the student and GBCA trainers. The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules restricting unpaid work. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.

Students are required to discuss with the GBCA work placement coordinator if they wish to make their own work placement arrangement.

Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.

Course duration:

The certificate III in individual support course will be delivered over a maximum of 52 weeks including holidays

Schedule: 2 session per week

(Start term 2 2024)

Assessment methods:

Written Questions, Cultural research, Role play, Culture Reflections, Case studies, Workplace Observation, Simulation task, Workplace Improvements, Work placement project, Project, workplace Journal and portfolio, Work placement Task, Supervisor report.

Delivery mode:

Blended learning between face to face and online.

Government funding:

The certificate III in individual support course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Potential job opportunities for graduates for this course include:

  • Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant 
  • Community Worker 
  • Personal Care Assistant 
  • Residential Care Officer 
  • Support Worker in Aged Care facilities 
Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS031Provide individualised support
CHCCCS040Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged care
CHCPAL003Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS020Work effectively in disability support
CHCDIS012Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS011Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Course Factsheet

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support
In the realm of aged and disability care, the presence of individual support workers or personal support workers plays an absolutely indispensable role. These compassionate caregivers are like guardian angels, diligently creating a cocoon of comfort and safety around those who are ailing, elderly, or facing various physical and mental hurdles. Their unwavering commitment ensures that each person receives the tender love and care they truly deserve.

In the realm of aged and disability care, individual support workers or personal support workers are indispensable champions for those facing diverse challenges. They compassionately serve individuals who have encountered life’s trials, be it from birth, illness, or accidents. Their tender care extends to those bravely facing terminal illnesses, and they provide unwavering support to those with emotional or cognitive impairment due to substance abuse.

Moreover, these devoted caregivers lend a helping hand to the elderly, assisting them with motor skills or mobility issues that come with old age. They stand by those who have undergone specific treatments or therapies, guiding them through their journey of recovery. Furthermore, they serve as beacons of hope and healing for those who bear emotional, physical, or mental trauma from past experiences of abuse.

In all these circumstances, individual support workers are like empathetic pillars, providing comfort, encouragement, and a nurturing environment for those in their care. Their dedication and tenderness shine brightly, helping to uplift the lives of those they serve.

Enrolling in the Certificate III in Individual Support opens a myriad of exciting opportunities within the industry. Graduates can pursue diverse roles such as personal care assistants, personal caregivers, and community workers. The chance to work in aged care and disability assistance services promises immense gratification and a sense of deep fulfillment. Each day in this field will be filled with meaningful interactions and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. It’s a journey of compassion, growth, and personal satisfaction that awaits those who embark on this rewarding career path.

Certificate III in Individual Support