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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Aged care
Course ID
CHC33015
Name
Individual Support (Ageing)
Level
Certificate III
Campus
BNE|GC

CHC33015 – CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT – AGEING

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) can be delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, through a Traineeship or Work-based, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to provide person-centred support to those in need due to ageing such as:
  • SUPPORT INDEPENDENCE AND WELLBEING
  • COMPLIANT AGED CARE PRACTICE
  • WORK IN HEALTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
  • SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT OF OLDER PEOPLE
  • FIRST AID

By spending time in caring for any person you will likely get to know them well and able to gain in-depth knowledge about their views, essential living needs and social, cultural and religious views. You will also be able to learn much more about their lives and key issues such as how they live and their financial ability to care for themselves adequately. 

With over ten years industry and teaching experience, the education and knowledge you will receive from our trainers will prove highly valuable, not only during your learning experience but will also aid you with your future career pathways.

One of the key or foundations requirements is to have completed a relevant qualification such as CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support with a focus on Aged Care. Having additional industry work experience can be an added benefit. Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. The Certificate is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings.

With person-centred care, each person is treated as a complete human being with their own life story, values, culture, interests and beliefs. Support from others is tailored to meet the person’s individual situation, unique needs and goals.

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Entry Requirements
Details and Units
Career Pathways and Outcomes
Fees

The certificate is delivered over 26 weeks / 6 months or 52 weeks/12 months face to face which includes 13 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre-arranged with approved care facility partners and arrangements will be supported by the college.

The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer in the community and/or residential setting and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide person-centred support to persons needing this support.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. It’s preferred that students have obtained a minimum of a School Certificate or equivalent. Students will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate prior to commencing work.

Core Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with either CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services.

A person with this level of qualification will be able to:

  • Demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge
  • Apply a range of well-developed skills
  • Apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems
  • Perform processes that require a range of well-developed skills where some discretion and judgement is required
  • Interpret available information, using discretion and judgement
  • Take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning
  • Take limited responsibility for the output of others

Suitable Career outcomes may include:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker

Traineeship Eligibility: You must already be employed to enrol as a trainee with Educare College. Speak to your employer about choosing Educare College as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

Cost: Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. See here.

Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.
Information regarding costs will be outlined on the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee at time of induction.

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Teaching and Delivery Modes for Students

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

QLD Certificate III Guarantee - for Students Residing in QLD

Funding for this qualification may be available through the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, funded by the Queensland Government. Please read the Certificate 3 Guarantee program student fact sheet at https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/certificate3    
Fee for Service: Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.

Resources Needed

You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

Work Placement

Work Placement forms an essential part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 120 placement hours in an aged care facility organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.

An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours. 

Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 11pm) and possibly some night shifts between Monday and Sunday. Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.

Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) and have Hepatitis A & B immunisation before commencing Clinical Placements. It is recommended potential students begin Hepatitis vaccinations if required, as soon as possible to ensure timely completion.

Program Outcomes and Benefits

Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
  • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
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