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CHCSS00130 Disability skill set

Study to become a fitness instructor

The Disability Skill Set gives you the skills to provide person-centered support to people with a disability in various settings. This can include people with a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Plan that helps fund their support.
 
The course was designed with NDIS in mind. In that, the NDIS want higher calibre support workers. Since personal trainers, and group fitness instructors already have a nationally accredited fitness qualification the solution was clear. Upskill fitness professionals.

There is also a need for personal trainers to diversify what they do to supplement their income. Working as a personal trainer or group fitness instructor you may experience cancelations which can hurt your cash flow. Therefore, supplementing your personal training income with consistent support work is a win, and a career outcome for the Health and Disability Support Course.

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Real world career outcomes

FIT College is partnering with FITCare Support Services to provide job opportunities for graduates of the Health & Disability Support Course, via a selection process.

The NDIS has stated there are 3750 vacancies yet to be advertised, and a further 83000 NDIS workers are needed by 2024. You can read the NDIS report here.

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We are proud supporters of the NDIS and they are proud supporters of us. Check out the NDIS.

Course guide

CHCSS00130 DISABILITY SKILL SET

Unit 1. CHCDIS011 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individualised plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.

This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services and health contexts.
Work performed requires some discretion and judgment and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision

     

unit 2. CHCDIS012 - Support community participation and social inclusion

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial wellbeing and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct, indirect or remote supervision.

unit 3. CHCDIS020 - Work effectively in disability support

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a disability support work context. The unit covers meeting job requirements, complying with organisational requirements and working in a disability sector context.

This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services and health contexts. Work performed requires some discretion
and judgement and will be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

                                                                                         

unit 4 - CHCCCS038 - Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support, and to deliver rights-based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

This unit applies to workers in varied care and support contexts.

                                                       

Study modes, duration & Support

All Modes of Study

Allowable time  6 months
Virtual Support  
Phone Support  8 am - 6pm, Mon - Fri | 1300887017
Online Support  24/7 communication log support through virtual education platform

 Virtual Classroom (Online/Blended)

Intakes Enrol at anytime and start studying within 72 hours
Common Completion Time 6 months
ESOS/CRICROS Not suitable for international students on student visa
Virtual Delivery Locations Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, other on assessment
Nominal Hours  285
Study Volume  12 hours/week (24 weeks)
Virtual Classes  ~NA~
Campus Classes  ~NA~
Online/ Self Study  12 hours/week

 

Qualification outcomes

Certification & Registration

Upon completion of this course, you'll receive:

  • Academic Transcript of completed units as CHCSS00130 Disability Skill Set

Industry groups with registration relevance:

Education Pathways

Vocational Education & Training (VET)

Achievement of these units provides credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package.  

Career Opportunities

FITCare Support Services are the official partner of FIT College. Working together to make fitness and health a more inclusive activity.
For graduates of the Health and Disability Support Course, who have the opportunity to work with FITCare, FITCare will provide clients,
 and make the administration a smooth process.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements for entry into the Disability Skill Set is a minimum Cert 3 in Fitness (SIS30321) or equivalent:

  • General needs for entry required by the student
  • Access to the general resources listed previously in this document
  • Equivalent competency to LLN Level 3

 

Required Resources:

Access to a computer or device that can connect to the internet

• Internet access with a broadband plan suitable for online study

• Smartphone, camera, video camera, or device that can take pictures & record

videos

Course Assessment

Every qualification, unit of competency or skill set completed at FIT College will require students to undergo a number of written and/or practical assessment tasks. The assessment tasks are designed to confirm that the student can meet all elements and performance criteria indicated in the curriculum. By completing each assessment task to the standard indicated, students are ready and eligible to perform those elements in the workplace.

English & LLN Requirements

All Students

All domestic students must demonstrate core competency in language, literacy, and numeracy.

Payment & Funding

Payment Options

Interest-free payment plans and payment in full options available. Course costs can be reduced with promotions and on short term plans. Courses need to be paid for prior to receiving certificate.

Skillsets & Sub-Qualifications

 There are no NRT Skillsets within this qualification that are offered for individual sale.

 
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FAQs

Outcomes & Job Opportunities

FIT College is partnering with FITCare Support Services to provide job opportunities for graduates of the Health & Disability Support Course, via a selection process.

The NDIS has stated there are 3750 vacancies yet to be advertised, and a further 83000 NDIS workers needed by 2024. You can read the NDIS report here.

What are the main tasks and duties of a healthy support worker?

The main tasks of a healthy support worker are centered around low-level support:

  • Engaging in social and community outings such as trips to the beach, park, or other facilities
  • General healthy activities in the gym, or sports ground, and other recreational activities
  • Shopping, and day-to-day activities
  • Assist with daily living tasks, including meal preparation.

The aim is to empower people who have different abilities.

How much does a disability support worker earn?

Seek shows the average hourly rate for a disability support worker to be between $30-35 an hour. 

About FITcare support services

FITCare Support Services are the official partners of FIT College. Working together to make fitness and health a more inclusive activity. For graduates of the Health and Disability Support Course, who have the opportunity to work with FITCare, FITCare will provide clients, and make the administration a smooth process. 

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