The Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a short course which will give you a clear understanding of the scheme and what it means to work with a person who accesses the scheme.
Studying the Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme at Holmesglen
This course has a content and assessment emphasis on the role of the disability support worker and is designed for:
- people who have just started working in the disability sector as a direct support worker (DSW)
- people already working in the disability sector who would like to learn more about the NDIS
- aged care workers, nurses, education support workers, childcare workers, or people with other qualifications who work with people accessing the NDIS.
Students will gain a clear understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and how-to better support people with a disability who access the scheme (NDIS participants).
Classes will focus on:
• human rights and inclusive approaches
• person-centred support
• working safely
• understanding, following and modifying plans
Day classes 9.30am - 4pm for 7 weeks
Night classes 5.30pm - 9pm for 12 weeks
The course delivery structure has been designed by the Victorian Skills Commission based on information from key industry stakeholders who have reinforced the value of:
• involving people with lived experience of disability in course delivery
• learners forming a peer support group for learning and/or assessment
• involving NDIS participants in the assessment
• quality resource materials
• creating synergies with existing resources developed by industry.
The course is structured so that sessions:
• build skills and knowledge
• build on each other
• cover three hours of learning per session – with assessment occurring in some sessions.
The Victorian Skills Commission has prescribed the content, delivery and assessment for this course.
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Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Course participants need to be:
• good listeners and communicators, supportive, encouraging, patient
• interested in supporting an NDIS participant in a range of settings from supporting the person at home, to supporting the person in the community, in a learning environment, in employment, in a day service, in a residential service or in respite.
Your enrolment in the Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme will not impact your future entitlement to government-funded training and will not be taken into account when assessing your eligibility for other government-subsidised courses for which you may apply in the future.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, graduates will receive the Certificate in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and a Statement of Attainment.
While this short course can provide a pathway to further qualifications, it is not meant to replace full certificate-level qualifications.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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