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This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

  • Overview
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  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course


This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

This is the new course which supersedes:
Certificate III in Aged Care
Certificate III in Disability
Certificate III in Home and Community Care

Is this career path right for me?

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of the elderly and the disabled? Do you have:

  • A friendly and caring approach?
  • The ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds?
  • Tact and sensitivity?
  • A respectful approach to clients?
  • Patience and a sense of humour?
  • Reliability and flexibility?
  • The ability to be a good listener?
  • Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative?

If you answered yes to the above, then this course will help you begin a rewarding career in the health care industry.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service:

Prices start from $2163.00.

A range of  Weekly or Fortnightly Payment Plan. (Charges may apply)

This course is also subsidised through WorkReady supported by the  Government of South Australia.

Check here for the subsidised fee.

Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply for getting the subsidised fee.

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Entry Requirements

This course requires successful completion of the Snapshot Reading and Numeracy Indicator as part of the Core Skills Profile for Adults. (CSPA)
For more information, visit https://www.acer.org/cspa/ for an overview.

This course requires the ability to apply for a Criminal Record Check (CRC), through a State or Territory Police Service. The forms for this will be given to you on enrolment and we encourage you to complete and return them as quickly as possible as they can often take a few weeks to be processed. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.

Pathways in Individual Support

The Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing aged care industry. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support older people in a variety of settings.

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Possible Outcomes

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Field officer
  • Home care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Nursing assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Support worker

Course Units

This course is made up of 13 units of study, these are divided into 7 core units, 3 units that will relate to your area/s of specialisation and 3 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for. You will also be expected to complete 120 Hours of Work Placement.

Core Units (7)
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
AGEING specification (3 units)
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
ELECTIVES
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO PLACEMENT
National police clearance
 HLTWHS005  Conduct Manual Tasks Safely
 HLTAID003  Provide First Aid
PRACTICAL CLASSES
1 DAY Individual Care Planning
1 DAY Conduct Manual Tasks Safely (Manual Handling)
1 DAY Mealtime Management
1 DAY Personal Care
1 DAY Personal Care and Employability Skills
1 DAY Person-centred Care
1 DAY Provide First Aid

What if I have studied before?

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.

If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.

Delivery

The Certificate III in Individual Support – Ageing is offered as both full time and part time at our Adelaide campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide) or through our blended learning model. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.

Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 40 hours per week. There is also an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each week.

Part-time training: This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 20 hours per week  There is an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each fortnight.

In Class Learning

This form of learning allows you the benefits of working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face. Learning materials are provided to you to work through in class, and complete remaining questions in personal study.

External Learning

Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course.  Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.

Blended Learning

Through our blended learning model, you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required. This form of learning allows you the benefits of also working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Ageing through Individual Support, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Full Time Available
  • Part Time Available

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