Our Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in residential aged care facilities as well as care for people in their own homes or in community settings. Our course will help you develop the skills required to manage the care of senior citizens and other clients through theoretical and practical learning. The course focuses on teaching you how to carry out activities in the maintenance and personal care of clients, as well as providing them with emotional support. The knowledge you gain in the classroom is complemented by hands-on activities in our nursing labs, plus four weeks of practical workplace training with registered aged care or home and community care providers that we organise on your behalf. Your work placement is a great opportunity for you to gain real life experience in the field and be introduced to a potential employer.
Entry Criteria / Pre-requisites
- Willing to undertake a Police Check and Working with Children Check in preparation for placement
- Basic ability to use a computer including word processing, emailing and internet searching
- Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment to determine learning support needs
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- 12 hours per week of on-campus classes (2 days per week)
- Approximately 8 hours per week of self-study, assessment preparation, general research and reading; this is in addition to the on-campus classes.
You will also complete a two week (80 hours) aged care work placement at the end of each term that we coordinate for you with an approved provider at an aged care facility (4 weeks (160 hours) total).
HSA’s Certificate III in Individual Support is available at our Blackburn and Brisbane CBD campuses.
Course Duration & Start Dates
Clinical placement must be completed at the end of each term of study, in two separate 2-week blocks. Each placement occurs Monday – Friday for 80 hours and may include shift work
- Term 1 - February 2017
- Term 2 - May 2017
Modules & Course Structure
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)
RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training.
CT is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.
Applications for RPL should be received by the Course Coordinator prior to course commencement, and no later than the first week of the commencement of your course.
If you intend on applying for CT:
- Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
- Complete the Application for Credit Form and submit with certified copies of your transcript or statement of attainment to Student Administration.