Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)
Aged Care is a growth industry focused on meeting the needs of an increasingly aged population. Certificate III in Individual Support is an entry level qualification which provides grounding for continued study up to a diploma level. Aged Care workers are employed in a variety of aged care or disability settings including nursing homes, hostels, supported residential services, day care centres and in the client’s home.
The Certificate III in Individual Support is available as a full time 51 weeks course. This course is comprised of 13 units. Students can expect 120 hours of work placement and will need to obtain a Police Check during the first week of the course.
For cost structure see HIC fees and charges for local students in 2018.
Completion of Australian Secondary (Year 11) education or equivalent for Certificate III courses. Proficiency in English and above 18 years old.
Units of Competency for Certificate III in Individual Support
|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|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people with living with dementia *|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people *|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs *|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services *|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCAGE006||Provide food services|
* Compulsory pre-requisites for Certificate IV in Individual Support (5 Units)
Industry placement of 120 hours with Employment based (EBA) needs to be undertaken to successfully complete this course.