If your priority is to get a job the most sought-after industry, this is the course for you!
In response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, there is an urgent demand for aged and disability workers trained in providing safe personal care and support. These skills have never been more important for those working or looking to work in the health and community services sectors.
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) course provides you with a holistic approach to caring for the older people within our community.
This course is designed to equip you to provide physical and social support to elderly individuals and people in hostels, group homes and community settings. The course also aims to provide you 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.
What is the new Entry to Care Roles skill set?:
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unprecedented strain on the aged care and disability support workforce. A new skill set – CHCSS00114 Entry into Care Roles Skill Set has been developed in response to COVID-19 by the Australian Federal Government.
Skill Set Units include:
CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised Support
HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control Policies and Procedures
HLTWHS002 Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care (including 1-week workplace training)
The Certificate III in Individual Support at Stott’s College incorporates those three units.
This skill set is not designed to replace the Certificate III in Individual Support, but rather to meet an immediate industry need, and is considered valid until 30 June 2021.
To receive this qualification you must complete 13 units, 7 core and 6 electives. Classes will be delivered both face-to-face and online (minimum of 20 hours per week)
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
HLTINF001 Comply with Infection Prevention and Control policies and Procedures
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the Empowerment of Older People
CHCAGE005 Provide Support to People Living with Dementia
CHCCS011 Meet Personal Support Needs
CHCCCS025 Support Relationships with Carers and Families
CHCHCS001 Provide Home and Community Support Services
Stott’s College is fully committed to the ideals and goals of the aged care and home and community work profession and to preparing you for a successful entry into the workforce. There is a work placement element consisting of 120 hours (inclusive of a 1-week workplace training under Entry into Care Roles Skills Set), which Stott’s College staff will source for you.
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.
Other requirements required prior to commencing workplace training:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Record
- Immunisation Record
- National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance from country of residence
You will be required to provide immunisation record before commencing workplace training.
- Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DTPa) – ADT booster every 10 years following childhood immunisation
- Hepatitis B – Documented history of 3 injections and evidence of blood levels > after vaccinations
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella – documented 2 doses of measles containing vaccine (for those born in or after 1966) or documented positive serology
- Varicella Zoster virus (Chicken Pox) – documented course of 2 injections or documented positive serology
- Tuberculin status – as required
- Hepatitis A
- Influenza for the current year
National Police Record Check
You must obtain a National Police Record Check at your own expense prior to commencing work placement. For further information refer to: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/national-police-records-checks. If you have any disclosable outcomes you will be advised to speak to the Course Coordinator. A disclosable outcome may also influence your ability to undertake work placement and therefore you may be unable to complete the course.
Information about your criminal history will not be released without your written consent other than for law enforcement purposes.
You are responsible to notify the Course Coordinator of any infringement or change in status with regard to disclosable outcomes on your police record.
For pathway students, upon completion of the course, you will be exempted 3 units in Diploma of Nursing at Stott’s.
Occupational titles for graduates with this qualification may include:
• Aged or Disabled Care Worker
• Personal Care Assistant
• Nursing Support Worker
• Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
• Community Care Worker
• Support Worker
Full Fee: $4,000
Enrolment Fee: $200
Material Fee: $200
Victorian students who are eligible for Skills First Funding: tuition and enrolment fees $0 and material fee.
Please click here to view the Skills First Statement of Fees and Charges.
For more information on the Skills First program, please click here.
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