The Certificate III in Individual Support contains three specialist streams:
Home and Community
This gives you the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Ageing, then by doing a further four electives in disability, and then a further four electives in Home and Community, you will graduate with three qualifications. This model will increase employment opportunities and deepen their knowledge of the various sectors they you may be working with in the future. In addition, on completion of the Certificate III, you can receive credits for units that make up the Certificate IV qualifications of Ageing Support, Disability, Mental Health and Leisure and Health.
There are no academic prerequisites for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support. But you need to have reasonable English language, literacy and numeracy to successfully complete the course (LLN). In addition a Police Clearance Certificate and working with Children’s check is mandatory prior to your work placement. Therefore you must undertake a Federal Police Check (AFP) or NSW Police check (it must be no less than 3 years old).
People pursuing a career in a residential facility such as a Nursing Home, Hostel, Residential Care Facility, Disability Care Facility, Rehabilitation Centre, a Retirement Village and Community Health Care Centre or in some hospitals.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well-being|
|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|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and family|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
As this is a nationally recognised qualification, you will be required to successfully complete all units to a standard to ensure that you are job ready. Each unit contains assessments which include: Note: You must be deemed competent with each unit in order to receive your qualification.
Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:
You will be trained in the use of Manual handling equipment and other equipment such as: Work Placement at a Community Service facility/Aged Care/ Disability Centre is arranged with you and you will receive the support of one of our mentors to ensure this opportunity is a rewarding experience. For work placement, students have to wear Black/blue trousers and black closed shoes, we will provide you with a T-shirt.
You may have developed a number of skills in community care, through previous employment opportunities, life experience or formal studies. If this is the case then you should ask about recognition of prior learning. This may shorten your course. For example, if you hold a current First Aid Certificate from a recognised RTO you will be given credit for the first aid unit.
Remember, if you complete the Cert III in Individual Support(Ageing), then you only complete the specialist electives in the other two qualifications to achieve graduation in all three.