The Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing) runs for 18 weeks fulltime, including both in-class lectures and 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.
This course is nationally recognised.
- Assistant in Nursing (AIN),
- Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in an Aged Care Facility,
- Community support Worker,
- Home Care Assistant, or
- Community Care Worker
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.
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) and a disability services agency.
UNIT OF COMPETENCY
To complete this course a total of 13 units are required. However, to achieve specialisation in both Disability and Ageing, two additional units are required, bringing the total to 15 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|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|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.
- Payment Option 1: Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (with student co-contribution fee payable) or JobTrainer Fund. Please click here for more information.
- Payment Option 2: $2,950.00 Full Fee Paying (self-funded)
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