The Certificate III in Indidiual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) course provides students with a holistic approach to caring for the older people within our community.
This course is designed to equip students to provide physical and social support to elderly individuals and people in hostels, group homes and community settings. The course also aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills and values required to perform competently as professional Health Care Workers. This group of professionals are expected to carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting. This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities, under direct or regular supervision, within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. The course structure is designed to ensure a balance between theory and practice.
To receive this qualification you must complete 13 units, 7 core and 6 electives.
Students attend college 20 hours per week over 2 days.
CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised Support
CHCCCS023 Support Independence and Wellbeing
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 Elective Units
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the Empowerment of Older People
CHCAGE005 Provide Support to People Living with Dementia
CHCCS011 Meet Personal Support Needs
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the Empowerment of People with Disability
CHCCCS025 Support Relationships with Carers and Families
CHCHCS001 Provide Home and Community Support Services
Entry by interview.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Acknowledge Education.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Occupational titles for graduates with this qualification may include:
• Accommodation Support Worker
• Care Assistant
• Care Service Employee
• Care Worker
• Community Care Worker
• Community House Worker
• Community Support Worker
• Disability Service Officer (in some jurisdictions)
• Field Officer
• In-home Respite Worker
• Nursing Assistant
• Personal Care Assistant
• Personal Care Giver
• Personal Care Worker
• Support Worker
Full Fee Tuition: $6,000
Enrolment Fee: $200
Material Fee: $400 Students Eligible for Skills First Funding Tuition $0 + enrolment and material fees.
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