Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme - 22469VIC

VOCATIONAL

Are you interested in the disability sector? Learn more about the National Disability Insurance Scheme. 

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Overview

The Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme provides entrants who are new to this type of direct support work with an introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an introductory understanding of working with an NDIS participant.

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.

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 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.

* This is a Free TAFE Short Course. Check your eligibility.

Details

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
  • Workshops

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 subjects are delivered in English.

You will have access to online resources.

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)
  • Scope
  • Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV)

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Program code: C0047
National curriculum code: 22469VIC

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme
City Campus
6 weeks
C0047
Location
City Campus
Duration
6 weeks
Plan code
C0047
CRICOS

Career

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 courses include:

Admissions

There are no minimum entry requirements.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Fees

Free TAFE Short Courses

As part of the Free TAFE initiative, the Victorian Government is currently waiving course fees for select short courses. Students who are assessed as eligible for a Government subsidised place will not be charged a tuition fee.

Learn more about Free TAFE Short Courses.

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place: Free
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$800* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.