Summer Skill Set - Induction to Disability


Six weeks including time for negotiated work placement

Delivery Location
Government Funding
Funding Option
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

CHCSS00081 - Induction to Disability Skill Set

Course Overview

This course provides introductory training to develop skills to support people with disability. It provides a set of skills for a variety of roles supporting people with disability including providing individual support, working safely, and communicating effectively to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability.


  • Opportunities to learn about the disability care sector and an introduction to the community services sector.
  • Access to experienced trainers and community sector experts

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop communication skills to effectively deal with clients and collaborate with colleagues
  • Complete required reporting
  • Support individuals to facilitate choice and self-determination, while fostering human rights
  • Determine support needs and provide support services to individuals
  • Apply safe working practices when providing support, including safe manual handling and infection control.

Career Opportunities

  • Students completing this course could apply for entry level care roles in the disability or community services sector. These units also provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package, including the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

Course Duration

Six weeks including time for negotiated work placement

Units of Competency

  • CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health and community services
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care.

Entry Requirements

To access funding you must be:

  • Between 16 and 24 years of age
  • no longer at school;
  • Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen;
  • living or working in NSW.


Students will need to undertake an LLN quiz prior to enrolment.  This quiz will help us to determine the appropriate level of academic support that will be needed to successfully complete your training and assessment.


Please note that you will need reading skills to be able to read and interpret policies, procedures and client documents.

Accreditation & Award

On successful completion of your training and assessment you will be eligible to receive CHCSS00081 Introduction to Disability Skill Set.

Delivery Locations

This course will run face to face, 9 am to 3.30 pm two days per week for two weeks. This is flexible to the needs of the organisation.

In addition, students will be required to complete eight hours per week self-paced work and undertake supervised practical experience in a community and / or residential setting.  This usually takes about 4 weeks, depending on rosters.

Fees & Funding

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. If you would like to find out more about the course, call the College on 02 4472 9202 or visit our website for more information about this course and other upcoming courses.


Need some help deciding?

Please contact our Administration Team on 02 4472 9202, email or download our enrolment form our Home Page or Student Information Page and email it to with 100 points of ID.