Hammond Institute

22532VIC - Course in Supporting People with Psychosocial Disability

Duration :              13 Weeks

Delivery Mode:     Face to Face, Online

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Participants undertaking the course will be existing workers or pre-service students. This course reflects the skills and knowledge required to:

  • work as a disability support worker for people with a psychosocial disability
  • respond to crisis situations
  • develop an understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and work within an NDIS service environment
  • support the safety of people with disability through identifying and reporting abuse and/or family violence.

Graduates may find employment as a:

•          Disability Support worker

There are no mandatory entry requirements for the 22532VIC Course in Supporting People with Psychosocial Disability.

Students must satisfy the following age, English, and Academic requirements:

Age: must be 17 years or over

Undertake Pre-Training Review

Undertake LLN test: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.

Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Application Fee** Fee for Service
$100 $20 $0 $1100

For a full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

Learners who successfully complete this course may progress into further studies in community service courses.

Assessment method may include: 

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

No placement hours required.

Skills must be demonstrated in a crisis support workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions.

To be eligible for the award of a Statement of Attainment for the 22532VIC Course in Supporting People with Psychosocial Disability, participants must successfully complete five units comprising:

•           five (5) Core units

Where the full course is not completed, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed unit/s.


Apply human rights based approach to the identification reporting and prevention of disability abuse


Identify and provide initial response to family violence risk


Work effectively within an NDIS service environment


Recognise and respond to crisis situations*


Provide support to consumers with psychosocial disability

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.