CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support
Do you want to work as a carer, or formalise your carer qualifications? There is increased demand for aged care workers through changes to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
This course prepares you for work in the community and/or a residential setting, with the elderly. The course has been designed in consultation with the industry and includes both theory and hands-on learning. As part of the course, you will complete 120 hours of work placement with one of our industry partners to help you put your skills into practice. You will learn to communicate and work in health or community services, provide individualised support, recognise healthy body systems, work with diverse people, support independence and wellbeing, follow safe work practices, and work legally and ethically.
This course is taught through blended delivery (a combination of remote and on-campus delivery)
Modes of delivery include:
- Work placements
- Online delivery via Teams
Assessment methods may include:
- Case studies
- Knowledge tests/quizzes
- Research and reports
- Roleplay/simulated assessments
- Workplace observation/demonstration
There are no tests or exams in this course. The trainer will provide details of the assessment requirements and due dates for the assessment tasks.
There are no formal entry requirements for the course.
Before you can start your practical placement, you will be required to:
- provide a clear National Criminal History (Police) Check
- provide a record of your immunisation history
- provide evidence of your COVID vaccination (a new requirement mandated by the Australian Government)
- provide evidence of your flu vaccination (mandated by the Aged Care Sector).
- NDIS worker screen check, at least 6 weeks before placement commences
Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 level or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 level or Australian Core Skills Framework
Level 2. Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.
These will assist with determining your suitability for the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Qualification and recognition
On completion of the course, you will receive the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
This course prepares students for a role in community support industries, such as aged care, accommodation support, respite care, and home care assistance, in roles such as:
- Personal Care Attendant
- Accommodation Support Worker
- Home Care Assistant
- In-Home Respite Worker
- Support Worker
Working in this industry, students will provide both emotional and physical support to their clients. Students will have the skills to work across a number of settings, including disability support, aged care, and palliative care.
After graduating, participants might like to undertake further study in the:
- CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
You may be eligible for a government-subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia. For more information, please visit https://nit.edu.au/domestic-students/
|CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME||Core/Elective|
|7 Core units|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|6 Elective units|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs (AGEING specialisation)||Elective A|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people (AGEING specialisation)||Elective A & C|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia (AGEING specialisation)||Elective A|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (AEGING and DISABILITY specialisation)||Elective A & B|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (DISABILITY specialisation)||Elective B & D|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (DISABILITY specialisation)||Elective B & D|
*A combination of 6 units, 2 each from Electives A, B and C must be chosen for an award in Certificate III in Individual support.
To complet a qualification with specialisation in Ageing, all Elective A units and 2 Elective D units must be chosen.
To get a qualification with specialisation in Disability, all Elective B units must be chosen.