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

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

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LocationDays Per WeekStart DateLength of Study
Warrnambool1-2 days per week (day course)9 October12 months

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
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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

 


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.

Start Date: see below
2
Day Course - 12 months 1 - 2 days per week

Units of Study

This program consists of 13 Units of Competency, a sample of elective units has been included below.

Core Units

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

Elective Units

  • CHCAGE001
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005
    Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS025
    Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCCCS011
    Meet personal support needs
  • CHCHCS001
    Provide home and community support services
  • CHCDIS003
    Support community participation and social inclusion

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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.

Course Fees

This training is delivered by Diversitat Training TOID: 5819.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Diversitat Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

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

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

To view the course fees for this course please click on “VIEW COURSE FEES” button on this web page.

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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Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, 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.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

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

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, 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.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

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Classroom Based$19.18$0.82$0.00$0.00$0.00$20.00
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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, 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.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee
C$4,658.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$4,658.00
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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 Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will 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

Mandatory Placement Hours Required: 120

This course requires work placement. We have a network of community agencies who will provide work placement for our students. If you wish to complete your placement at an alternative provider please discuss this with your trainer.

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.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook contains important information which individuals should read before enrolling in a course at Diversitat Training.
The handbook contains detailed information including:

  • Section A Training and Assessment
  • Section B Student application and enrolment
  • Section C Fees and charges, including fee waivers, and exemptions
  • Section F Students Rights and Responsibilities
  • Section G Policies

The Student Handbook can be downloaded from Current Students page.

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 Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.

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