Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care)

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 healthy body systems.

CHC33015 (CRICOS Code: 091345K)

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualized plan to provide person-centered 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-centered 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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Study Options In-Class In-Class
Entry Requirements
  • An overall equivalent of Australia’s Year 10
  • Students must be at least 18 years old
  • 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
  • Students must be at least 18 years old
Course Schedule

Lecture

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm (evening)

Lecture

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm (evening)

Assessment Support

(Flexibility to choose most convenient time for student)

  • Monday to Thursday from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

(Flexibility to choose most convenient time for student)

  • Monday to Thursday from 1:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Friday from 9 am to 5 pm
Employment Opportunities TBC

TBC

Duration

42 weeks (including 9 weeks scheduled breaks and 120 hours’ practical placement)

20 hours/week

42 weeks (including 9 weeks scheduled breaks and 120 hours’ practical placement)

20 hours/week

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2017        Jan-9, Apr-10, July-10, Oct-9, Oct-23, Nov-6, Nov-20

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.

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

Provide individualized supportCHCCCS015

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

Support independence and well-being CHCCCS023

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualized services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualized plan.

Communicate and work in health or community servicesCHCCOM005

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

Work with diverse peopleCHCDIV001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Work legally and ethically – CHCLEG001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

Recognize healthy body systemsHLTAAP001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognize and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

Follow safe work practices for direct client care - HLTWHS002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

Provide support to people living with dementia - CHCAGE005

Provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

Facilitate individual service planning and delivery – CHCCCS006

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development, implementation and review of individualised support.

Facilitate the empowerment of older people – CHCAGE001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability – CHCDIS007
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

Implement falls prevention strategies – CHCAGE002

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children.

Work effectively in the leisure and health industriesCHCLAH001

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a context within which leisure and health work occurs and to effectively support its role in enhancing well-being.

 

 

 

 

ASSESMENTS

All vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or presentations.

ON-LINE UNITS

Online units are delivered through our on-line platform and can be completed anytime during your study period. You can contact and get support from your teacher to complete online units.

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