The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) runs for 16 weeks fulltime, including both in-class lectures and mandatory practical placement with an aged care facility (minimum 120 hours). 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.
This course is nationally recognised.
- Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in an Aged Care Facility
- Community support Worker
- Home Care Assistant
- Community Care Worker
Students aspiring to continue with further study can upgrade to the Certificate IV in Ageing Support or Certificate IV in Disability Support, 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.
Basic English language, literacy & numeracy skills.
Full-time on campus classes and mandatory practical placement in an aged care facility arranged by API (minimum 120 hours).
UNIT OF COMPETENCY
To complete this course a total of 13 units are required.
|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|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|HLTAID011||Provide first aid|
|HLTAID009||Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation|
- Payment Option 1: Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (with student co-contribution fee payable). Please click here for more information.
- Payment Option 2: $2,950.00 Full Fee Paying (self-funded)
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Students are able to complete a specialisation in Disability Support, as an addition to this qualification. Click here for further information.
NOTE: This qualification has been superseded and will transition to CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support in January 2024.