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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

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 (Home and Community) 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 (CBD) Campus
Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000, 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 supervised structured online mode delivery. It will be delivered (620 hours) and assessed (52 hours) over a period of 672 hours which will include theory, self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan, and simulation training. 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

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

  • 7 core units
  • 7 elective units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
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)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

  • Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
  • Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
  • Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
  • A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

  • Perform tasks or jobs
  • Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
  • Provide evidence of your work
  • A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
  • The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.
OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

APPLICATIONS FOR RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
  • Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
  • Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
  • Attach these documents to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.
Credit Transfer (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student’s file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

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

AAfter 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:

  • Personal care worker
  • Home and community care worker
  • In-home respite personal care worker
  • Respite Home
  • Home Help Worker
  • Personal Carer

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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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Duration  : 40 Weeks
AQF Level : 3
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Online Mode
Campuses : Melbourne (Heidelberg), North Melbourne, Melbourne (CBD), 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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