Hammond Institute

22532VIC - Course in Supporting People with Psychosocial Disability

Duration :              13 Weeks

Delivery Mode:     Blended

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
  • Achieve satisfactory result of LLN assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of digital literacy and has access to a computer with internet access.

Skills First Funding Avaliable

For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.

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


To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies


Delivery Structure:

  • The delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as a stand-alone unit.


Delivery Locations:

  • Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
  • Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
  • Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)


Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)

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.