Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015

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Skills Training Australia will not be offering the
Certificate III in Individual Support in 2017
Please visit us again for dates in 2018 soon.

 

The Certificate III in Individual Support qualification is considered as the minimum industry standard for working within residential aged care facilities, or for providing care within someone’s home. The qualification was previously referred to as a PCA certificate, aged care qualification or Certificate III in Home and community care (HACC).

Skills Training Australia's Certificate III in Individual Support has been developed in consultation with industry professionals, and is delivered by experienced aged care and Home and community care trainers. Our students are regularly sought after by some of the largest aged care providers in the country. This course can be delivered in one of our classroom programs at our Knox and City Campuses, or nationally at employer sites.

Studying Certificate III in Individual Support with Skills Training Australia offers many benefits to you:

  •  We have some of the best placement partnerships in Victoria

We have connections to some of the best aged care facilities in the country. When it comes time to undertake placement, if you can’t access it through your current employer, we will assist you in finding placement that’s the right fit for you. We strive to supply placement for our students within the metropolitan area.

  • Our campus locations make studying near home easier

We have a long established campus in Knox and a brand new campus in the heart of Melbourne CBD, a short walk from Southern Cross Station.

  •  Our fees are highly competitive for comparable quality courses

We provide competitive fee-for-service places for the Certificate III in Individual Support. Please speak to a student engagement team member for more information.

  •  Regular course Intakes are available throughout the year

We offer regular course intakes throughout the year. All of our training courses are delivered during school terms to accommodate all lifestyles.

  •  Our staff are passionate about aged care

You can be comfortable knowing that you are learning industry best practice, as your trainers are still active in the Aged care and home care sectors. Through this ongoing engagement we see changes in the industry as they occur, this constant monitoring allows us to improve our courses to make sure that what you are studying is as relevant and up-to-date as possible.                                                                                         

  • Our state-of-the-art campuses are designed around our students

We focus on your success while you study with us, providing comfortable, uncrowded training spaces, and dedicated assistance during your course.


Prerequisites

There are no qualification or educational prerequisites to gain entry into the Certificate III in Individual Support.

Is this course right for you?

Although there are no pre-requisite requirements to undertake this course, we do encourage you to have a passion for the industry and understand the requirements of a personal carer, in either residential aged care facilities or home care services, before you apply.

As a personal carer you need to be compassionate, empathetic, and hard working. The role will see you providing personal care to people, either in their own homes, or as residents of an aged care facility. General tasks will include getting them in and out of bed, assisting with toileting, showering and feeding. Other tasks will include taking clients out for walks or outings, or helping them with daily activities like shopping and celebrations. Some other aspects of the job include providing social support and emotional support when needed or referring them to other services for more assistance.

The requirements for care are different for each client or resident, and can change with time. Some people need a little bit of help, where others rely on you to provide them with full care for all their personal needs, including palliative care.

There are many positive aspects to this role, and it also offers some challenging aspects. Knowing both will help you make an informed decision about whether this is the right career path for you.

Once you have your qualification, you may also be able to:

• Carry out activities related to maintaining an individual's wellbeing through personal care and/or other activities of living.
• Provide services to individuals with complex needs, and/or work with groups of older people.

Police Check and Working with Children Checks

In most cases, it will be a requirement of your placement provider that you undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Both checks generally need to be clear to allow you to go on placement. Where a student has been identified as having a disclosable outcome, it is up to the student to contact the Training Manager should they wish to disclose the outcome and discuss.

Placement is a mandatory requirement of all of our courses failure to complete placement will result in not passing the course. Obtaining these checks, and any cost associated with applying for them, is your responsibility. They need to be current and must be obtained prior to your first day of placement - they will need to be sighted by your placement supervisor and/or the manager you are reporting to.

Tuition Information

All of our quoted costs for the Certificate III in Individual Support include materials, resources and enrolment costs. The only additional cost will be for your Police Check and Working with Children Check, which you will need to apply for separately prior to going on placement.

Full Fee Enrolment

$3900.00 - This cost is the full fee for the course. 

Equal Opportunity

Skills Training Australia is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to providing training opportunities for all people. We actively encourage potential students from disadvantaged groups to apply for training opportunities with us. We would especially encourage people with an Aboriginal background, students who do not have English as their primary language, mature aged students, and students with disabilities or impairments to apply.

For more information about our fees please see our Fees and Funding page.

Course Structure

To obtain your Certificate III in Individual Support, you must complete 13 units of competency plus be competent in the practical delivery of the course, obtained over 160 hours of practical placement.

There are 3 'specialisation streams' offered:
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Delivery Models

Skills Training Australia offer a number of different delivery models to assist students and businesses in achieving their desired outcomes. We recognise that all individuals learn in different ways, so we have designed various models to cater for the needs of the industry. Skills Training offer the following learning models for the Certificate III in Individual Support:

Classroom Program - Delivered 2 days a week over 4 school terms within a classroom setting, it incorporates learning and skills assessment within our practical lab room. It will also require you to put in 5-10 hours per week of your own time to complete assessments.

On-the-job training / Traineeships - Our on-the-job program is designed to work with aged care and home and community care employers. With the course delivered in a supported working environment, a training plan will be created, in conjunction with you and your employer, highlighting the course schedule and requirements. You MUST already be employed in the industry and meet any traineeship requirements to be eligible for this model.

Delivery Locations

This qualification can be delivered at a Skills Training Australia campus located at Knox and the CBD or your place of employment.

Work Placement

A minimum of 160 hours of work placement is required for the Certificate III in Individual Support. Placement needs to be undertaken in an organisation that provides the appropriate learning opportunities and student support,and must be signed off by a workplace supervisor/mentor.

Placement is traditionally unpaid, however if you are employed or undertaking a traineeship, work placement can be negotiated as part of your normal working duties. This must be approved by your employer and will be monitored by your Skills Training Australia Trainer and Assessor.

Career Options

Once you have completed your Certificate III in Individual Support, you can apply for a range of different positions, including:

• 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

Further Education Pathways

After achieving Certificate III in Individual Support, students can apply with Skills Training Australia for courses in:

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

• Diploma of Nursing

The Certificate III in Individual Support is made up of 13 units. 
There are 3 'specialisation streams' offered:

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for client direct care
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAAP001  Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCLAH001 Work effectively in the leisure and health industries
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for client direct care
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for client direct care
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

 

 
 
 
Skills Training Australia will not be offering this course in 2017
Please visit us again for dates in 2018 soon.
 

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