Certificate III in Individual Support

National Code: CHC33015 | CRICOS Code: 094031D

Course Overview

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.

Job Opportunities

Job roles that may be available to you after successful completion of the course include:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Care Service Employee
  • Care Worker
  • Client Assistant
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Field Officer (Community Services)
  • Food Services Deliverer
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Planned Activity Assistant
  • Residential Aide
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Transport Support Worker

  • Students must be 18 years of age or over.
  • Students are required to successfully complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy test and achieve Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and numeracy skill. Prospective International students who provide an IELTS of 5.5 or its equivalent will be deemed as meeting the English language entry requirements.
  • Satisfactorily complete a pre-training review interview to determine student’s suitability for the chosen course.
  • Students are required to be physically fit to carry out some tasks as required by the course.
  • Working within the aged care services industry or gain vocational work placement at a regulated aged care facility.
  • Students must have a National Police Check
  • Having access to the following is desirable for the successful completion of assessments and for research purposes:
    • Desktop computer, laptop or tablet
    • Microsoft Office or equivalent
    • Broadband internet connection
    • A web camera and a speaker
    • Access to software to view online videos and images, such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo
      Viewer, which are available as a download from the internet.
This course is provided through face-to-face delivery on our Sydney Campus or Gold Coast Campus. This course will be delivered and assessed in 52 weeks.
To gain this qualification successful completion of 120 hours work placement at an accredited Aged Care facility. Students will be informed of this at the interview.

Students will be required to pay additional costs associated with work placements including:

  • Obtaining satisfactory Police Checks required prior to commencing work placement.
  • Uniforms for participation in work placement which include – AHC polo shirt, long black pants and black closed in, non-slip shoes will be required which students will either need to provide or purchase at their own cost.
$AU 7,750 (includes a $250 non-refundable enrolment fee).

Additional Fees
In addition to the items where a participant is not working within the industry sector of the selected course, the following additional fees may apply subject to the Vocational Placement Requirements of the program.

  • Police check: $54.60
Training Package: The implementation guide of the CHC Training packaged details the following as a suggestion for further vocational education and training.

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services

University Pathways
AHC courses are pathways to Australian universities.

The qualifications offered by AHC are recognised Nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Most Australian universities provide Credit toward undergraduate degrees for holders of AQF qualifications. Please enquire at your preferred University for applicable Credit.

Many of our students already have a high level of skills, knowledge and expertise that can be recognised through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment into a qualification or throughout the duration of their
study.
If you have completed previous study that is the same as your intended qualification with another organisation you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.

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Our Course Advisors are ready to answer any questions about our qualifications, how to enrol, how campus life is in Australia, or how we can assist with your visa.

Subject Information

Core Units

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

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTAID003 Provide first aid


Assessments

To be assessed as competent, learners need to provide satisfactory evidence to all the assessment requirements relating to their knowledge and skills relevant to the unit of competence. Assessment methods may include:

  • Written activities
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Role plays / observations
  • Practical work placement

Do you need to improve your English?

If you don’t have the required 5.5 IELTS score for your course and need help with your English language skills before you start your course, why not start your studies with our sister organisation Australian English of English Language (AIEL)? Speak to our Course Advisors to build your study package today.

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