CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
(CRICOS-098453E)

This qualification opens the door to a rewarding career and builds a solid foundation for your future as a care worker. It offers the skills and understanding required to deliver support and care services to older people in residential, home and community settings. You will learn to work with supervision, to agreed care plans and within organisational guidelines and professional practice frameworks.

Course

overview

STUDENT

International and Domestic students

English requirement

English equivalence to 5.5 IELTS or similar (Additional LLN testing to the relevant AQF level may be requested)

CAREER PROSPECTS

• Personal care worker
• Person-centred carer
• Multi-skilled worker
• Assistant in nursing
• Support worker
• Respite worker
• Community care worker

industry placement

This course includes 120 hours of mandatory industry placement

ELECTIVE UNIT

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

DURATION

26 weeks (6 months / 2 terms)

STUDY MODE

Face to face classroom and practical environment – 2 contact days per plus 4 hours directed self-study per week.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT

Completion of the equivalent level Australian certificate/ qualification. Completion of year 10 high school or equivalent

STUDY PATHWAY

After completing the qualification, students may progress to study CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability (CRICOS-098454D) or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services ( CROCOS- 098455C)

ASSESSMENT

Units of competence will be assessed using a selection of tools, portfolios, essays, reports, role-plays, practical observations, case studies, questioning, simulation activities and written tests.

Units of competency

UNIT CODE CORE UNITS
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing
HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
UNIT CODE ELECTIVE UNITS
CHCCCS011
Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCHCS001
Provide Home and Community support services
HLTAID003
Provide first Aid

Your studies will prepare you for

  • Tailored care for individual client needs
  • Support independence and wellbeing
  • Compliant aged care practice
  • Work in health and community services
  • Support and empowerment of older people
  • Palliative care services
  • Home and community support