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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Introduction

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

 

Course Start Dates

Fees and Funding

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $2,500 No State Funding Available
Western Australia AUD $2,500 No State Funding Available
New South Wales AUD $2,500 No State Funding Available
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For Victorian Students: To check your Skills First program eligibility click here.

Funded students: Students who are eligible for Victorian Government funding (Concession & Non-concession) will get100% scholarship on the funding fees.

Students must provide appropriate evidence/ documentation to confirm eligibility.

Other funding options, interest free payment plans are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or or 1800 22 52 83

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student’s future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Campus Location

North Melbourne Campus
203/ 187, Boundary Rd, North Melbourne, VIC 3051, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia
Perth Campus
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia

Course Delivery

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered (700 hours) and assessed (52 hours) over a total of 752 hours which will include theory, self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan, simulation training and 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP). Table 1 outlines the number of hours for theory, Self – paced Structured-E learning tasks, simulation hours, placement hour and simulation assessment hours for each unit of competency.

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.

FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:

Face to face delivery mode is available in a full-time and part-time delivery.

Full Time : 2 days/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement. Part Time : 1 day/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.

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

Course Content

13 units are required for the award of this two-specialisation qualification including

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
PEP Professional Experience Placement

Entry Requirements

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 ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)

For International students undertaking this course in conjunction with their primary course a separate Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is also required

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
  • 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.

How Is The Course Assessed?

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)

What is RPL?

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) assesses your competency(s) that may have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning or direct work experience to determine if you meet the required skills and knowledge specified in a training package or VET accredited courses.

What is Credit Transfer?

Credit transfer applies where students have completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation, including IHNA, that meet the requirements of another qualification or the applicable training package. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Certification, Issuing and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. There is no fee to assess a Credit Transfer.

If you are eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction in your total course fees*.

Click here to check if you are eligible and how to apply!
Or call 1800 22 52 83

*For eligible students in select courses, contact us to check eligibility.

Pathways & Career Outcomes

Candidates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the community sector like :

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT47315 Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
  • HLT57715 Diploma of Practice management

After successful completion of the program, the candidates may gain employment in aged care service center, disability support center, residential group homes, training resource centers, day respite centers and open employment services, other community settings and clients’ homes. Occupational titles may include:

  • Behavioural support worker
  • Health Support Worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Disability support officer/worker
  • Community care worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker (Disability)
  • Respite Care Worker

How To Apply?

The application process involves 5 steps:
application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.
Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised. Eg: Students who are eligible for RPL may be able to finish the course in 3 months with an Assessment Only delivery mode.

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

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Duration  : 40 Weeks
AQF Level : 3
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), North Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
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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FUNDING :
Victorian funding

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WA funding

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