OVERVIEW:

Next Intake Start Date: 23 January 2018.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing) runs for 15 weeks fulltime, including both 9 weeks of in-class lectures and 6 weeks of mandatory practical placement with an aged care facility (minimum 120 hours), and a disability services agency. Essential knowledge and skills will be assessed through written work, simulated exercises, workshops and industry placement.

In addition to this training, students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds will be able to receive language support (if required) to enable them to work through their notes and to prepare for assessment.

ACCREDITATION:

This course is nationally recognised.

POTENTIAL JOB:

  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN),
  • Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in an Aged Care Facility,
  • Community support Worker,
  • Home Care Assistant, or
  • Community Care Worker

PATHWAYS:

Students aspiring to continue with further study can upgrade to the Certificate IV in Ageing Support or Certificate IV in Disability, or diversify into other fields within Community Services. Students can also advance into Diploma level studies or other health care professions such as Nursing at a tertiary level.

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS:

Basic English language, literacy & numeracy skills.

LEARNING MODES:

Full-time on campus classes and mandatory practical placement in an aged care facility arranged by API (minimum 120 hours) and a disability services agency.

COURSE DURATION: 

15 weeks

UNIT OF COMPETENCY

To complete this course a total of 13 units are required. However, to achieve specialisation in both Disability and Ageing, an additional unit is required, bringing the total to 14 units.

Also, students are required to hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate when undertaking practical placement. These units included as part of the course and provided to students at no additional cost. Recognition will be provided for students holding an existing First Aid and/or CPR certificate.

 Unit Code  Unit Title
 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
 CHCDIS001  Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
 CHCDIS002  Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
 CHCDIS003  Support community participation and social inclusion
 CHCDIS007  Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
 CHCAGE001  Facilitate the empowerment of older people
 CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia*
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003 Provide first aid**
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation**

*Additional elective unit included in order to achieve specialisations in both disability and aged care.
** Additional first aid and CPR units required to undertake practical placement.

COURSE FEE:

  • Payment Option 1: Certificate 3 Guarantee Program funded by the Queensland Government, with student contribution fee payable.  Please click here for more information.
  • Payment Option 2: Skilling Queenslanders for Work program (in partnership with Multicultural Community Centre).  Please click here for more information.  Subject to availability.
  • Payment Option 3: $2,950.00 Self-Funded

 

Please Contact Us to apply.

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