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CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)


Get a career in caring

This course is designed for workers in the community and/or residential setting who provide one-on-one support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or any other reason. They are required to follow a personalised care plan, and must use their discretion and judgement in delivering appropriate care as required.

Such workers can work primarily in residential facilities and disability support centres under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. They are required to carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care or disability support setting.

There is tremendous demand for aged care and disabled care workers in Australia and other countries. By the end of this decade, it is estimated that there will be a shortage of over one lakh aged care workers in Australia, if not more, and hence this is a sector where many new job opportunities will be opening up.

  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code: CHC33015 Course Name : CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
AQF Level : 3 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face Mode
RTO ID : 21985 Duration : 40 weeks
Provided By :
Institute of Health and Nursing Australia

The CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is nationally accredited and is suited to those who wish to start a career in caring for the aged or disabled.

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered over 755 hours over two semester including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work based training/ professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each, after each semester.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

This course will be delivered over a maximum of 40 weeks. This includes a minimum 20 hours of classroom based student contact hours per week.

This certificate has a total of 14 units: 7 core units, and 7 elective units (three units are from "Group A" electives for Ageing specialisation, and three from "Group B" electives from Disability specialisation).

CORE UNITS

CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Group A electives - AGEING Specialisation

CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs

Group B electives - DISABILITY Specialisation

CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'International Students Admission Policy and Procedure' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.0 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking;
• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• Applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).
It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP):

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:
A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP).
IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable adjustments" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control.
The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength : Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility : Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing : Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision : Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication : Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Theory Assessments (TA)
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

The total tuition cost for the CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)is AUD $5,800 for international students.

There are a number of pathways that students can benefit from after studying the CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support, such as:
•  CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
•  CHC43115 - Certificate IV in Disability
•  HLT54115 -Diploma of Nursing
•  HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health Administration
•  HLT57715 - Diploma of Practice management
•  Advanced Diploma of Nursing
•  Advanced Diploma of Community Service Management

Successfully completing this course will enable you to work as a:
•  Accommodation Support Worker
•  Accommodation Support Worker (Disability)
•   Respite Care Worker
•  Personal Care Giver

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 Practice Managers visit Job Outlook

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Face to face Delivery

Campus : Melbourne(Heidelberg) | Perth | Sydney(Parramatta)
Jul 02, 2018


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