CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Description

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.

Further Study Pathway

After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in: CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide learners with employment opportunities in aged care facilities.

Job titles may include:

  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal care giver
  • Personal care worker
  • Residential care worker

Mode of Study

The mode of study includes:

  • Classroom based training
  • Practical application during work placement (160 hours)
  • Self-study during the duration of the course

Note: The work placement will be organised by the College at the approved Aged Care facilities where the College has an agreement with.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include written tests, third party reports in logbook and observations in the work place.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Applicants who have completed a minimum of Year 11 or equivalent
  • Sufficient Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Skills/ Successful completion of the College's LLN test.

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or already have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.

Additional Requirement:

All applicants are required to submit to a Federal Police background check (name check) before commencement of the learners' work placement.

Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.

Nationally Recognized Training

Course Contents/ Units of Competency

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support CORE UNIT
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well beingCORE UNIT
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community servicesCORE UNIT
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse peopleCORE UNIT
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethicallyCORE UNIT
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systemsCORE UNIT
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client careCORE UNIT

CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleELECTIVE UNIT
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementiaELECTIVE UNIT
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needsELECTIVE UNIT
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and familiesELECTIVE UNIT
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support servicesELECTIVE UNIT
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures ELECTIVE UNIT

*Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

Training Product Status Current
Training Product Release Date8 September 2020

22 Weeks - Full Time Study

Campus Location

Level 1, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

Contact Us

Phone: 0061-3-9629 3693
Fax: 0061-3-9629 7146

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