CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
The Certificate III in Individual Support will prepare you for work in the Aged Care, Home and Community Care and Disability sectors.
The content of the Individual Support course will introduce you to all aspects of a carer’s role 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.
Workers involved in Individual Support need the physical capacity to deal with 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.
Occupational titles include:
- Personal care assistant (PCA)
- Nursing assistant (AIN)
- Home care assistant
- Community support worker
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|Delivery mode||Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 120 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.
|Duration||Domestic: 33 weeks
International: 52 weeks
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills. You will be required to complete a Language Literacy, Numeracy test paper as part of an enrolment interview.
- Applicants are required to attend a Pre- Training Interview as part of the enrolment process
- Training and assessments are conducted in English.
- Applicants must possess sound written and spoken English skills.
- Applicants may be required to complete a Language, literacy and numeracy test paper as part of a selection interview.
- Obtain a valid Police Check (required for practical placement purposes) and Working with Children Check if required
Some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is recommended that students have these available before or at enrolment.
There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.
It is recommended this programme be scheduled to be delivered over an 33 week period framework for Domestic students, inclusive of three (3) weeks of Practical Placement.
International: 52 weeks.
I.e. 8 hours/day –2 days/week of Direct learning, for 30 weeks, followed by 3 weeks, or 120 hours of Practical placement.
** Please note: duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week.
Pathway from qualification
- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- Certificate IV in Disability
- Diploma of Nursing Individual Support Assistant Pathway for Diploma of Nursing Flow Chart
Employment or occupational pathway
Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options during enrolment. This is developed from the Career Pathways in the Community Services Training package.
Certificate III represents a qualification that is based on technical applications involving competencies requiring theoretical knowledge applied in non-routine environment.
Job roles related to this qualification include:
- Personal care assistant
- Community care worker
- Accommodation support worker
- Community support worker
- Community house worker
- Field officer
- Personal care giver
- Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
- Nursing assistant
- Home care assistant
- In-home respite worker
- Personal care worker
- Assistant in nursing
- Support worker
- Care assistant
- Care service employees
- Care worker
- Residential care worker
ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:
- Written assessment (open book)
- Case study
Assessment will be either a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway or a Training and Assessment pathway.
For a Training and Assessment pathway, participants are advised of the assessment requirements at the start of each training session.
Students not achieving competency in any of the assessments will be required to undertake another assessment under the terms and conditions of ETEA’s reassessment policy.
You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.
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Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.
If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.
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To be awarded this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 13 units
7 core units plus
6 elective units, of which:
(NB: Elective units may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements)
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health and 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|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care using a palliative approach|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.