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Course Overview

Code:
CHC33021
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Intakes

Course Duration:
28 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
18/04/2024 Warragul Thursday, Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
18/04/2024 Morwell Thursday, Friday 9:00am-3:30pm
07/10/2024 Morwell Monday, Tuesday 9:00am-3:30pm
07/10/2024 Warragul Monday, Tuesday 9:00am-3:30pm

About this course

Prioritise your learning journey with this practical course, which will help your skill up on your personal support requirements while adhering to safe work protocols.
You'll learn a diverse set of theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for delivering customised care in a wide array of environments. You'll also develop an aptitude for effective communication, embrace the value of diversity, and familiarise yourself with legal and ethical considerations.
Delivered face-to-face two days a week and one flexible online day per week with 120 hours of practical placement to be completed near the end of the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of person-centred care and gain insights into the functioning of the healthy body.

Graduates with skills in the personal support industry are going to be in high demand over the new few years with around 179,000 jobs expected to become available, according to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service.
Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to apply for roles in aged care facilities, home and community care environments, or the disability sector just to name a few!
Reflecting the role of support workers in the community, this course will give you the factual, technical and procedural knowledge to follow individualised plans to provide person-centred support. You'll also gain the skills to use your discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.
To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Job roles or employment may include but is not limited to work in:
Aged care stream - Aged care facilities and home and community care environments
Disability stream - A range of disability roles such as disability support worker, personal care worker, lifestyle support worker or personal care assistant, support coordinator, case manager, in-home disability support worker and community support worker.

Opportunities for Further Study

Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV Leisure and Health
Certificate IV in Disability
Diploma of Nursing
Certificate IV in Community Services
Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs
Certificate IV in Mental Heath

Skills or Knowledge gained

You will prioritise attending to their personal support requirements while adhering to safe work protocols. Throughout your learning journey, you will acquire a diverse set of theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for delivering customised care in a wide array of environments. Additionally, you will develop an aptitude for effective communication, embrace the value of diversity, and familiarise yourself with legal and ethical considerations. Furthermore, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of person-centred care and gain insights into the functioning of the healthy body.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to apply for upcoming intakes, however you must be 18 years of age at course commencement or have turned 18 years of age by 30 April, 2024.
Provide Police Check in each year of placement (without disclosures)
Provide Working with Children’s Check (without disclosures)
Flu vaccination in current year of placement
COVID vaccination - triple dose (From 17 September 2021, COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all residential aged care workers. Exemptions will not apply)
# NDIS worker screening check
Must be able to attend class as per the timetable
Complete 120 hours placement as arranged by TAFE Gippsland unless under a traineeship model.
Prospective student to complete online application form
Minimum ACSF level 3 in all levels

Recommended entry Requirements:

Moderate computer skills
Licence in order to travel to placement is preferable
The ability to stand with only short breaks for the duration of 8 hour period.
The ability to walk for extended periods as required for a clinical placement shift,
Maintain concentration levels in order to complete practical tasks and care at the high level required including for multiple residents per shift.
Complete multiple physical and mental tasks over the period of a shift with the stamina to provide safe care.
The ability to lift safely at least 20kg of weight.
Stable physical mobility in order to transfer and aid a client with walking.
The ability to assist clients /consumers to move from lying to sitting or to standing all while completing some weight bearing activities.

Limitations to course Entry:

Must be physically fit as elements of the job role may require manual handling using industry equipment and 8 hour shifts on placement where the role involves physical work and long periods of standing. Refer to inherent requirements for this course

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

120 hours

Placement to be arranged by: Institute

Course Overview

Code:
CHC33021
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
Traineeship
Enquiry

Enquire Online

Provide your details below and we'll be in contact soon!

Intakes

Course Duration:
10 months
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/04/2024 Workplace
15/07/2024 Workplace
07/10/2024 Workplace

About this course

If you're already working in the health and community services industry, this course is for you.
Skill up for an incredibly satisfying career that helps older people stay independent and enjoy a better quality of life, in a place that’s safe and familiar. Our Certificate III in Individual Support will give you the skills to provide person-centred care and support to older people living in residential aged care facilities or in their own home.

Graduates with skills in the personal support industry are going to be in high demand over the new few years with around 179,000 jobs expected to become available, according to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service.
Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to apply for roles in aged care facilities, home and community care environments, or the disability sector just to name a few!
Reflecting the role of support workers in the community, this course will give you the factual, technical and procedural knowledge to follow individualised plans to provide person-centred support. You'll also gain the skills to use your discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.
To achieve this qualification, you must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement.

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Job roles or employment may include but is not limited to work in:
Aged care stream - Aged care facilities and home and community care environments
Disability stream - A range of disability roles such as disability support worker, personal care worker, lifestyle support worker or personal care assistant, support coordinator, case manager, in-home disability support worker and community support worker.

Opportunities for Further Study

Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
Certificate IV Leisure and Health
Certificate IV in Disability
Diploma of Nursing
Certificate IV in Community Services
Certificate IV Alcohol and Other Drugs
Certificate IV in Mental Heath

Skills or Knowledge gained

You will prioritise attending to their personal support requirements while adhering to safe work protocols. Throughout your learning journey, you will acquire a diverse set of theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for delivering customised care in a wide array of environments. Additionally, you will develop an aptitude for effective communication, embrace the value of diversity, and familiarise yourself with legal and ethical considerations. Furthermore, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of person-centred care and gain insights into the functioning of the healthy body.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Applicants under the age of 18 are encouraged to apply for upcoming intakes, however you must be 18 years of age at course commencement or have turned 18 years of age by 30 April, 2024.
Provide Police Check in each year of placement (without disclosures)
Provide Working with Children’s Check (without disclosures)
Flu vaccination in current year of placement
COVID vaccination - triple dose (From 17 September 2021, COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all residential aged care workers. Exemptions will not apply)
# NDIS worker screening check
Must be able to attend class as per the timetable
Complete 120 hours placement as arranged by TAFE Gippsland unless under a traineeship model.
Prospective student to complete online application form
Minimum ACSF level 3 in all levels

Recommended entry Requirements:

Moderate computer skills
Licence in order to travel to placement is preferable
The ability to stand with only short breaks for the duration of 8 hour period.
The ability to walk for extended periods as required for a clinical placement shift,
Maintain concentration levels in order to complete practical tasks and care at the high level required including for multiple residents per shift.
Complete multiple physical and mental tasks over the period of a shift with the stamina to provide safe care.
The ability to lift safely at least 20kg of weight.
Stable physical mobility in order to transfer and aid a client with walking.
The ability to assist clients /consumers to move from lying to sitting or to standing all while completing some weight bearing activities.

Limitations to course Entry:

Must be physically fit as elements of the job role may require manual handling using industry equipment and 8 hour shifts on placement where the role involves physical work and long periods of standing. Refer to inherent requirements for this course

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $722.00 $3,610.00 $12,160.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $261.95 $261.95 $261.95
Total $983.95 $3,871.95 $12,421.95
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Sample course units

CHCAGE007 Recognise and report risk of falls
CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS043 Support positive mealtime experiences
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $722.00 $3,610.00 $12,160.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $139.95 $139.95 $139.95
Total $861.95 $3,749.95 $12,299.95
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

CHCAGE007 Recognise and report risk of falls
CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS043 Support positive mealtime experiences
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.