Course outline

This qualification focuses on the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who use an
individualised plan to support people who may require person centred support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory
legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work Placement in
an Aged care or disability services organisation as detailed in the Assessment requirements of the units
of competency.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of
Publication.

The Certificate III in Individual Support contains two specialist streams:

  • Ageing
  • Disability

This gives you the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Ageing, then by doing a further three(3) electives in disability you will graduate with two 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
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Support worker
  • Community house worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Community support worker
  • Disability service worker
Entry requirements

There are no academic prerequisites for the CHC33021 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 check and a valid NDIS Worker Screening Check(Disability Stream) is mandatory prior to your work placement; you must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than 3 years old).

*Note: As part of 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 aged care, acute care and 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 22 weeks

Work placement of 120 hours in total (15 days) to be spread over 3-4 weeks

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:

  • 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.

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

Course Delivery

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

  • Workshops for developing your theory
  • Demonstrations, instructions in a simulated environment to give you that valuable prac tice. 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:

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

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 NTA Polo T-shirt.

Study units and QUALIFICATION

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Specialisation)

Total number of units: 15 | 9 core units and 6 selective units

Recognition of RPL and Credit Transfer

You may have developed a number of skills in community care, through previous employ - ment 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 Specialisation)
 
CORE UNITS:

CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS040* Support independence and well being

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCCS038* Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 
ELECTIVES WE OFFER:

HLTAID011 Provide first aid.  Elective

CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care (specialist elective Ageing). Elective

CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia. (specialist elective Ageing)

CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach. (specialist elective Ageing)

CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family. Elective

CHCAGE007 Recognise and Report risk of falls. Elective

CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family. Elective

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability Specialisation)

Total number of units: 15 | 9 core units and 6 selective units

CORE UNITS:

CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS040 Support independence and well being

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 
ELECTIVES WE OFFER:
 

HLTAID011 Provide first aid

CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (specialist elective)

CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support (specialist elective)

CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion (specialist elective)

 

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

Note: The RTO will decide the course fees based on the credit transfer and units of competency to achieve the qualification. Fees are payable by Cheque, Money order, Cash, Internet or Bank Deposit (See Enrolment Form for details). Other arrangements may be made based on individual needs.

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