Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care)

CHC33015 (CRICOS Code: 091345K)

Learn how to provide home and community support services whilst facilitating empowerment of the elderly.  Explore safe work practices for direct client care and an understanding of healthy body systems.

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.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

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Entry Requirements

  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 10

  • IELTS 5.0 or equivalent: intermediate English certificate or by completion of ABS VET pre-entry test (international students)

  • Students must be at least 18 years old

Start Dates

2018: Jan-8, Jan-29, Feb-19, Apr-9, Apr-30, May-21, Jul-9, Jul-30, Aug-20, Oct-8, Oct-29, Nov-19

2019: Jan-7, Jan-29, Feb-18, Apr-8, Apr-29, May-20, Jul-8, Jul-29, Aug-19, Oct-8, Oct-28, Nov-18

On the first day of the course, you will undergo an orientation process where you will receive the information you need to start your studies. Your attendance to this orientation is compulsory.

Program Delivery

43 weeks (including 6 weeks breaks)
Delivery 20 hours/week
Work placement 120h

Lecture: Monday & Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Learner Support: Friday from 9:30 am to 1:30pm
Online studies: 5 hours per week

List of Units

Core Units

  • Provide individualized support

  • Support independence and well being

  • Communicate and work in health or community services

  • Work with diverse people

  • Work legally and ethically

  • Recognise healthy body systems

  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

  • Provide support to people living with dementia

  • Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

  • Implement falls prevention strategies

  • Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

*Course units may be subject to change


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