Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme - 22469VIC
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The vocational outcome of the 22469VIC Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to ensure entrants who are new to this type of direct support work have an appropriate introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an introductory understanding of working with an NDIS participant. This course is targeted at new entrants into the disability sector and provides a pathway to further qualifications – it is not intended as a replacement for full certificate-level qualifications. Individuals who attain this course and wish to continue working in the disability sector are strongly encouraged to further develop their skills and knowledge through the attainment of full qualifications.
Focus areas throughout the course will be on how to:
- Support an NDIS participant to achieve stated goals identified in their day to day support plans
- Take appropriate action within a human rights framework to ensure NDIS participant personal safety
- Work safely when supporting an NDIS participant
- Complete and process required documentation
- Liaise effectively with others
This course is designed for:
- People working in the disability sector as a carer or support worker
- Counsellors, nurses and health care professionals
- Youth and community services workers wishing to work in disability services
- Teachers and education support workers
- NGOs, businesses or HR professionals looking to understand how the NDIS will impact the workforce
This course is delivered face-to-face, at the RMIT Melbourne City campus in the heart of the CBD.
RMIT limits the number of participants in this course at any given time, which means more one-on-one time with teachers who have extensive knowledge and many years of experience in the disability and community services sector.
It involves a combination of teaching and learning approaches including:
- Class Q&As with current NDIS participants
- Case study evaluation
- Guest Lectures from industry specialists to provide insights into current workplace practices
- Industry-based presentations
- Interactive coursework and online resources
- Group-based learning
- Small-group discussions
- Questioning, observation and scenarios
- Reflective learning techniques
To cater for different learner preferences there will be two options :
- One day per week, 7 hours per day
- Two nights per week, 3.5 hours per session, with the final session held on a Saturday
All programs are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
This course has been developed in close consultation with industry partners and government organisations including:
- Able Australia
- The Department of Education and Training
- Health and Community Services Union (HACSU)
- Office of the Disability Services Commissioner
- National Disability Service (NDS)
- Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)
The purpose of this course is to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an introductory understanding of working with NDIS participants.
Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employing industry in Australia, with job growth set to continue over the next five years.
If you attain this qualification and wish to further build on your knowledge, you are strongly encouraged to develop your skills through the attainment of full certificate qualifications.
Upon completion, you may be eligible for further study. Possible programs include:
Study dates for 2019
Application cut-off date: COB: Friday 10th May 2019
|Friday 24th May
|Friday 31st May
|Friday 7th June
|Friday 14th June
|Friday 21st June
|Friday 28th June