|Course Name:||CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
|CRICOS Course Code:||085204G|
|Available:||Full Time/ Part Time (Intake Dates)|
|Duration of Course:||Local Students:
24weeks minimum(full time)
48 weeks maximum(part time)
Blended Learning, online and face to face.
|Workplace Training Required:||120 hours|
|Vocational Placement Provided:||Yes|
|Fee:||Local -$3,500/International – $5,000
|Payment Options:||Interest-free Instalments|
|Job Placement Provided:||Yes|
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) prepares graduates for a career in the aged, community, and residential care sector. This course will prepare you to work in an aged care residential facility, home care or community centre. It is the entry qualification in this sector and it can be recognised as a pathway to becoming an Enrolled Nurse.
Throughout the course you will learn the skills and knowledge to undertake all aspects of a carer’s role from the design to implementation of individual care plans, and personal care to managing the provision of home and residential care services.
The course content and assessment covers the legal and ethical framework of the sector, how to manage, identify and document client needs, and client psychology, recognise healthy body systems, interact with the mental and social needs of the client and how to comply with health and safety practices. Students’ also learn general skills to work and better communicate with clients, stakeholders and the community sector, and comply with the requirements commonly found in the aged and community care sectors.
There is an acute shortage of health and aged care professionals. By 2025 there will be a shortage of more than 100,000 direct-care workers, and the Department of Health and Ageing estimates that a 300% increase in the number of staff would be required just to keep up with existing demand alone.
According to “Job Access Data” on the Australian Government Department of Employment “Job Outlook”, there will be more than 50,000 new jobs over the five years up to November 2019, and the trend is expected to grow. There are currently 141,000 carers in the sector as of November 2014. Close to 50% have a Certificate III/IV in Aged Care, while the bulk is working on a flexible permanent casual basis earning between $25 – $55/hour.
Graduates qualify to become:
Nursing Assistant (Assistants in Nursing or AINs)
Community Care Worker
Disability Service Officer
Personal Care Assistant
It is amongst the fastest growing most flexible and rewarding career, with job options throughout Australia and globally. There are also research and career opportunities in this sector.
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) consists of 13 units: 7 core units and 6 elective units, including electives to specialise in elderly or senior care.
Core Units (7):
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well-being
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
The following electives are required to gain a specialisation in aged care.
Aged Care Electives (3):
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
Additional electives have been chosen to complete your course and ensure you have a holistic and flexible set of skills for the support services industry.
Other Electives (3):
CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid*
There are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites for this course. However, it is preferred that applicants have completed year 12 or equivalent and present proof of English proficiency in the form of current IELTS academic test result (not more than two years old) if English is not their first language. An IELTS score of 5.5 overall with no score below 5.5 in any skill area is required. Students must undergo a police check for a criminal background in order to work in this field, and may have to undertake additional manual handling training before commencing Vocational Placement.
We use “Blended” approach with both online and in class learning sessions. The mode of delivery is designed to give students greater control over their studies. This allows students to create a study schedule that fits with other commitments
The Academy provides all the reading and assessment material including workplace templates,
Anatomical Models, Charts, Diagrams, access to the Academy’s labs and hospital teaching facilities. The Academy also provides a Vocational Placement Service
The course is delivered online and at the Academy’s Parramatta Campus, and at the Academy’s teaching hospital facilities and at work sites throughout Sydney
Assessment methods for this course include a combination of written questions, projects, case studies, observation and a skills journal, practical observations, video assessments, third party evidence and portfolio of evidence.
The assessment is designed to ensure the student is “competent” that is they can apply the knowledge and skills they have learned. The assessment focuses on the student’s ability to perform the tasks in a timely professional and competent manner at all times. The assessment does not rely on traditional tests, rather, it’s an evaluation as to the ability to complete set tasks exhibiting a high degree of skill and knowledge.
Full time 24 weeks minimum, part time 48 weeks maximum plus 100 hours minimum of Vocational Placement.
You will need to have access to a computer with Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps, installed with MS Word, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Course Credit (RPL)
Students may be eligible for course credit as a result of previous study, prior experience, or recognition of a competency currently held. Course credit can also be provided through national recognition, credit transfer, or recognition of prior learning. Upon application, students must present statements of attainments, documented qualifications, references, or other materials in order to be granted course credit. The granting of course credit allows a student to be exempt from particular course units.
These terms are explained in detail in our Student Handbook. Students must apply for Course Credit prior to the end of the second week of the course but are encouraged to apply at the time of course application. For further information about course credit and how to apply, contact our office.
The total fees for this course are as follows:
Local -$3,500/International – $5,000
This fee includes all tuition fees and the cost of all study material. You may pay your fees at the time of enrolment or by way of other payment options. Details are provided in an offer letter upon submission of a successful application. Alternatively, you may visit our Financial Assistance Page, or contact us.
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