Course outline

This qualification focuses on the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who use an individualised plan support to people who may require person centered support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. The Certificate III in Individual Support contains three specialist streams:

  • Ageing
  • Disability
  • Home and Community

This gives you the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Ageing, then by doing a further four electives in disability, and then a further four electives in Home and Community, you will graduate with three qualifications. This model will increase employment opportunities and deepen their knowledge of the various sectors they you may be working with in the future. In addition, on completion of the Certificate III, you can receive credits for units that make up the Certificate IV qualifications of Ageing Support, Disability, Mental Health and Leisure and Health.

Course Overview

Who should do this course?

People pursuing a career in a residential facility such as a Nursing Home, Hostel, Residential Care Facility, Disability Care Facility, Rehabilitation Centre, a Retirement Village and Community Health Care Centre or in some hospitals.

Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:

  • Assistant in nursing
  • Care assistant
  • Care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Community house worker
  • Community support worker
  • In-home respite worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care worker
  • Support worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Disability service worker
Entry requirements

There are no academic prerequisites for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. But you need to have reasonable English language, literacy and numeracy to successfully complete the course (LLN). In addition a Police Clearance Certificate and working with Children’s check is mandatory prior to your work placement. Therefore you must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than 3 years old).

These checks must be completed prior to industry work placement. The students must be physically be able to do moderate amount of lifting using the appropriate equipment. The students should not have any mobility, hearing, and vision problems to carry out duties efficiently in the hospital or community care settings whilst at placement.

 

Course Duration

This course is 26 weeks for one stream.

  • Two days of workshops a week (16 hours each) over 18 weeks
  • Work placement of 120 hours in total (15 days) to be spread over 3-4 weeks
  • Commencement dates. See the website for our intake dates or ring the office for details.

Note: It will take up to 40 weeks for additional qualifications (Disability, Home and Community).

Course Location

  • All training is held in both of our premises.

Premises 1: Suite 106-108, 3 Railway parade. Burwood. NSW 2134 (Head office)

Premises 2: Suite 6 132 - 134 Burwood rd,Burwood. NSW 2134

Assessments

As this is a nationally recognised qualification, you will be required to successfully complete all units to a standard to ensure that you are job ready. Each unit contains assessments which include:

Note: You must be deemed competent with each unit in order to receive your qualification.

  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment and in your work Placement.
  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions.
  • Small projects which contain written tasks for you to investigate and complete in your own time.

Course Delivery

Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:

  • Workshops for developing your theory (maximum of 20 students)
  • Demonstrations, instructions in a simulated environment to give you that valuable practice (maximum of 10 students) Self-paced study and support to embed your learning
  • Work placements to apply your skills

You will be trained in the use of Manual handling equipment and other equipment such as:

Work Placement at a Community Service facility/Aged Care/ Disability Centre is arranged with you and you will receive the support of one of our mentors to ensure this opportunity is a rewarding experience. For work placement, students have to wear Black/blue trousers and black closed shoes, we will provide you with a T-shirt.

  • Lifting hoist, Stand up Lifter, Pelican Belt, Slide Sheet, Electric bed, & Wheelchair.
  • Blood sugar testing equipment, Blood Pressure, Pulse Oximeter etc.

Course structure and units: Study 13 units to gain your qualification

  • Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.
  • It contains 13 Units; 7 Core units and 6 Elective units. With electives, students have the option of selecting either Ageing stream or Disability stream as per the below list of units.

Recognition of RPL and Credit Transfer

You may have developed a number of skills in community care, through previous employment opportunities, life experience or formal studies. If this is the case then you should ask about recognition of prior learning. This may shorten your course. For example, if you hold a current First Aid Certificate from a recognised RTO you will be given credit for the first aid unit.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing):
CORE UNITS:
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
ELECTIVES WE OFFER:
HLTAID003Provide first aid
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people (specialist elective)
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia (specialist elective)
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs (specialist elective)
CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability):
CORE UNITS:
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
ELECTIVES WE OFFER:
HLTAID003Provide first aid
CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (specialist elective)
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (specialist elective)
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion (specialist elective)
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (specialist elective)
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community):
CORE UNITS:
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
ELECTIVES WE OFFER:
HLTAID003Provide first aid
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families (specialist elective)
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services (specialist elective)
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication

Remember, if you complete the Cert III in Individual Support(Ageing), then you only complete the specialist electives in the other two qualifications to achieve graduation in all three.

 

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