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

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

Introduction

As the human population grows in size and life expectancy increases, we have to adapt our health practices to cater for the aged and people with disabilities.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is a professional accreditation that focuses on the factual, technical, and procedural knowledge required to provide care for people in a community or residential setting.

Because this work requires discretion and judgement, our approach to teaching will prepare you to confidently take responsibility in sensitive situations. Your learning will blend theoretical with practical knowledge so that you’re ready to support individuals who are aged or with disabilities.

You can take this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry.

This course supersedes: CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

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Course Details

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You could be eligible for
RPL or CT RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

Know More

Internationally qualified nurses (RNs, GNMs, ANMs, PCL nurses) can receive RPL for this course and study the supplementary skillset CHCSS00070 – Assist Clients with Medication Skill Set in conjunction with the course to complete their qualification. Fees are AUD $1,250 , which includes professional experience placement.

Amount of Training :  830 Hours
AQF Level : 3
CRICOS Code :093194D
Course Delivery :  Blended
Campuses :  Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
  • Amount of Training is 830 Hours
  • Blended delivery
  • Available to domestic and international students

To award this two specialisation together the elective selected are all the units from Group A and Group B.

CORE UNITS

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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures.

GROUP A ELECTIVES – AGEING SPECIALISATION

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 

GROUP B ELECTIVES – DISABILITY SPECIALISATION

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 

With the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Worker

The total tuition cost for the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is AUD $12,000 for international students.

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081 Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia
Cochin Campus
37/1989 A, Bhattathiripad Road, Kaloor, Kochi – 682 017, India

The course is provided through Blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 830 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and 120 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP).

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured learning as assigned.

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.

MODE OF DELIVERY

BLENDED

20 contact hours will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.

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

The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.

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

You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:

  • 18 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification
  • Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent.Candidates from countries with student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 who do not need an IELTS score can take the LLN indicator test. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information on student visa assessment levels and evidence of English requirement https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/web-evidentiary-tool.
  • Apart from the above entry requirements, students are expected to have a numeracy score of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at level 3. (Language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test will be conducted during orientation)

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

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

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

What is a L – Portfolio?

L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.

When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.

Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:

  • Files of various formats (text, pictures, video, etc.)
  • Evidence related to courses taken, programs of study, etc.
  • Writing samples (which might include several drafts to show development and improvement)
  • Projects prepared for class or extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of creativity and performance
  • Evidence of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, including examples of leadership
  • Evaluations, analysis and recommendations

Uses of L-Portfolio

Recognition of Prior Learning application:

Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.

This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.

Showcase/Professional L Portfolios

These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.

Learning Portfolios

These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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