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.

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 you may be working with in the future.

Course Overview

Entry REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be 18 years or above
  • School education at least at Australian high school leaving level Year 12 (HSC in NSW); or other relevant qualification/s;
  • Or experience in an aged care or nursing environment;
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre or
  • Evidence of completing a VET course at Certificate IV or above level in Australia.


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 & Community Health Care Centre or insome hospitals.

Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:

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

Course PATHWAYS This is only the start of your academic journey
After achieving the Certificate III in Individual Support you have a number of pathway options. You can complete further study and gain the Certificate IV in Ageing Support or Certificate IV in Disability with NTA or apply for Bachelor of Nursing. In addition, on completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support, you can receive credits for units that make up the Certificate IV qualifications in Ageing Support, Disability, Mental Health and Leisure and Health.

Course Duration

Course DURATION
This course is 36 weeks. The structure is based on 20 hours per week as follows:

  • You attend College two days a week for classroom learning, practice and assessment (8 hours each)
  • You also study a structured study program by unit in the online learning platform (eZone) for 4 hours per week
  • To get the most out of your course you need to do some self- study in your own time. When you are ready there is a work placement of 120 hours spread over 3 weeks
  • Commencement dates are the start of every term.
  • See the website for our intake dates or ring the office for details.

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

Work placement locations
Work placements in a facility in Sydney will be arranged to meet your travel needs. We manage and support the placement.

Assessments

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

  • Knowledge based tests which contain written short answer questions, case studies and project works
  • Practical demonstrations where you will be observed by one of our assessors in a simulated environment.
  • Demonstration of clinical skills in Work place environment, assessed by our facilitator

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

Course Delivery

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

  • Workshops for developing your theory knowledge such as anatomy and medications and care plans
  • Supplementary learning online for each unit in theory and skills and case studies
  • Demonstrations then practice to give you that valuable practice time before you go to the work place
  • Self-paced study and support to embed your learning and practical skills
  • Work placements to apply your skills
  • Students should have their own computing device and basic knowledge of computer skills.

You will be trained to use manual handling equipment and other equipment such as:

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

Course TOPICS
Study 15 units to gain your qualification
9 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.

Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

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 UNITS
(Choose 3 of Group A electives for Ageing Stream or choose 4 of Group B electives for Disability stream)
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
CHCAGE007 Recognise and Report risk of falls
CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family

Group A electives – Ageing Specialisation

CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach 
CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care

Group B electives – Disability Specialisation

CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support
CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion

For more details/information, ask for an Information Pack.

Recognition of RPL and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (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. If you hold a current First Aid Certificate from a recognised RTO you will be given credit for the first aid unit.

Course PATHWAYS This is only the start of your academic journey
After achieving the Certificate III in Individual Support you have a number of pathway options. You can complete further study and gain the Certificate IV in Ageing Support or Certificate IV in Disability with NTA or apply for Bachelor of Nursing. In addition, on completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support, you can receive credits for units that
make up the Certificate IV qualifications in Ageing Support, Disability, Mental Health and Leisure and Health.

Work Placements

Work Placement at an Aged Care facility 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
your own black trousers and black closed shoes, we will provide you with NTA logo Polo T-shirt.

Course Fees

Course fee Aus $6,000+Enrolment fee $200

Current Offer

Course fee for Offshore Students

Course fee Aus $6,000+Materials fees $500+Enrolment fee $200

Course fee for Onshore Students

Course fee Aus $4,500+Materials fees $500+Enrolment fee $200

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