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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

Start Date: Early February 2018
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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

 

Are you caring and compassionate in nature?

As Australia’s population continues to age, demand for committed Personal Care Workers in residential aged care and home and community care settings will also continue to increase.

This qualification replaces the Certificate III in Aged Care and Certificate III in Home and Community Care qualifications.

At Diversitat, our training team have extensive years of experience, knowledge & skills within the Aged Care and Health industry. Our trainers and support staff will offer guidance and support throughout your learning experience along with work placement opportunities to ensure that you will be ready to take on employment or further study upon successful completion of your course.


Possible career outcomes

Those who successfully complete this qualification may work as a Personal Care Worker in an Aged Care, residential setting or a Home and Community Care setting (assisting clients in their homes).

After achieving this qualification learners may choose to undertake further training in the health and community services industry.


I have recently completed my course certificate III in individual support from Diversitat. I am very satisfied the way our trainer provided all the information, training and study material. I feel confident and well trained now to work in aged care industry. I would like to recommend anyone who interested to do this course with Diversitat. Ranjit Kaur

Diversitat is just awesome. My trainer was so helpful and supportive, but also knowledgeable and efficient. She gave me the essential skills to enter the workforce with confidence. Mary Guinane

I have just completed Certificate 3 in Individual Support with Diversitat Training as I was seeking a new career path.  The course was affordable and I was able to pay it off slowly each fortnight as the course progressed.  I found that returning to study fit very easily into my life.  I was able to complete the course within a year and attending the three hour class, two evenings per week had a very minimal impact on my home and work life.  I found that the work load was manageable and the course content was fairly easy to navigate through whilst still providing a challenge and increasing my skills and knowledge to equip me appropriately for my role as a Personal Care Worker.  Towards the end of the course I was required to complete a practical placement component in an aged care facility.  This placement enabled me to put all that I had learnt into practice whilst being guided and supported by my trainer and other staff at the facility.  As the 120 hour placement concluded, I was invited to interview for a position at the facility and I am now employed as a Personal Care Worker. Katherine Collura

Course Structure

How will I be assessed?

Each unit of competency includes theory and practical component assessment tasks.

Assessments will be based on:

  • Written assignments
  • Observation assessments (classroom based and practical placement)
  • Practical placement (120 hours compulsory)

Students are required to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained throughout their training and an understanding of each task within the units to achieve an overall competency.


What will I learn?

An example of topics students will learn throughout units of competency will include:

  • Providing person centered support with a holistic approach
  • Supporting the wellbeing, rights and interests of care recipients.
  • Supporting & assisting care recipients with activities of daily living with a focus on promoting independence, positive ageing & enhancing quality of life, providing a high standard of care
  • Communication styles & techniques
  • Working within a team environment, sharing knowledge & skills
  • Supporting clients from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Working with carers of the care recipient, significant others involved in their care
  • Understanding complex needs & working with people with Dementia
  • Assisting with personal care tasks, understanding the basics of body systems & associated illnesses
  • WHS, including infection control & emergency procedures
  • Legal & ethical requirements including codes of practice, addressing issues, managing complaints, conflict resolution, practice standards, legislation, Acts, ACFI & compliance
  • Human rights, resident/employee/employer rights & responsibilities
  • Organisational documentation & reporting requirements
  • Following policies & procedures
  • Individualised care plans
  • Nutrition/hydration, manual handling, individuals at risk, falls prevention, behavioural management strategies
  • Empowering individuals to make informed decisions
  • Privacy & confidentiality

Upon completion of the course students will obtain a nationally recognized qualification, detailing the units of competency completed.


What about work placement?

Students will be required to complete 120 hours of compulsory practical placement in a residential facility which will be completed over a 3-4 week block of shifts. Diversitat will arrange work placement.


How much homework is there?

In addition to classwork, students can expect to complete 12-18 hours of homework each week.


What are the best things about being a Personal Care Worker?

A satisfying and rewarding caring role ,assisting and supporting individual care recipients with their daily needs in various settings.

Start Date: Early February 2018
2
Night Course - 12 months

Units of Study

This program consists of 13 Units of Competency, elective units will be chosen from the list below (nominal hours shown in brackets)

Core Units

  • CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services (30)
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically (55)
  • HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care (25)
  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people (40)
  • CHCCCS023
    Support independence and well being (80)
  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems (70)
  • CHCCCS015
    Provide individualised support (30)

Elective Units

  • CHCAGE001
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people (50)
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia (65)
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs (60)
  • CHCCCS025
    Support relationships with carers and families (70)
  • CHCHCS001
    Provide home and community support (50)
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs (60)
  • CHCHCS001
    Provide home and community support services (50)

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Foundation Skills Assessment

Although there are no entry requirements for the qualification, applicants will be assessed for suitability by using the Foundation Skills Assessment. This will help us to identify any potential barriers or help us determine whether you require extra support for your studies.

The Foundation Skills Assessment will focus on English language, literacy and numeracy skills as well as employability skills.

Job Prospects

HIGH

87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015.
Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers visit Job Outlook.

Training and Education Demand for the Barwon South West Region 2016-2020.

Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers
Current EmploymentAnticipated training related employment demandStatewide Community Priority
1,020

Estimated occupational demand for those holding a relevant qualification, based on employment growth.

– decrease in demand
– minor increase
– moderate increase
– medium increase
– high increase
– significant increase

Source: Barwon South West Jobs and Training Needs – Department of Education and Training.
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The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C - All streams (Ageing, Home & Community, Disability)$175.00$75.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$250.00
C - Ageing, Home & Community stream only$176.25$73.75$0.00$0.00$0.00$250.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C - All streams (Ageing, Home & Community, Disability)$35.00$15.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$50.00
C - Ageing, Home & Community stream only$35.25$14.75$0.00$0.00$0.00$250.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, FOCS = Flexible Off Campus Study (FOCS), W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C - All streams (Ageing, Home & Community, Disability)$5,950.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$5,950.00
C - Ageing, Home & Community stream only$4,794.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4,794.00

Additional Information

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Learner Handbook.

There is a formal induction checklist that you be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Work Placement

It is noted that the formal practical placement is deemed to be mandatory for the adequate completion of this course, as parts of the assessment can only be carried out in a workplace. Practical Placement is also considered essential for further job prospects. Diversitat will assist learners to gain a placement.

Hours for practical placement can be assessed on an individual basis as it is recognised that some learners may already be working in the industry in some capacity and may not require the full hours of placement to show the agreed levels of proficiency and competence. This will be determined by Diversitat staff and the learner on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that all aspects of the qualification are properly assessed for competency.

Placement is generally undertaken in a 3-4 week block at the end of the course, Monday to Friday during business hours (in some instances this may be negotiable on an individual basis).

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be awarded CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community). For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Materials Required

Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.

Access & Equity, RPL, Credit Transfers & USI

For information about Access & Equity or information about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfers or information on how to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) please visit the enrolment information page on our website and download the latest Enrolment Information pdf.

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