CHC33015
Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing)

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Are you looking to START your CAREER in the aged care sector? This entry-level qualification will give you practical skills and knowledge you need to provide individual support in aged and community care settings.

Job Prospects

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker

Cost

Cost

Subsidised                  $130

Concession          $110.50

Full fee                      $3250

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Government Funding Available

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Study with Industry Experts

Course Overview

Kick start your career in aged care with this entry-level qualification. CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will give you the skills you need to provide individualised support and care to people in home, community, or health care settings.

You will learn how to support independence and wellbeing, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. This specialised course will give you the skills to facilitate the empowerment of older people, and provide support to those living with dementia. Akadia trainers are experienced industry experts who will be there every step of the way to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in aged care and/or home and community care. It will also give you the foundation to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC33015 – Certificate of Individual Support you must complete 13 units which are made up of 7 core units and 6 electives. You will also be required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement.

Core Units:
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

Elective Units: TO BE COMPLETED TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF AGEING SPECIALISATION

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Choose one of:
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Entry Requirements

To achieve a CHC33015 – Certificate of Individual Support you must complete 13 units which are made up of 7 core units and 6 electives. You will also be required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement.

Core Units:
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

Elective Units: TO BE COMPLETED TO MEET REQUIREMENTS OF AGEING SPECIALISATION

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Choose one of:
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Course Duration | Delivery

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is delivered within 6 – 12 months via a self-paced learning program developed to meet the individual students’ needs. Every student will have access to regular one-on-one contact with their dedicated trainer.

The time taken to complete your studies depends entirely upon how much time you can dedicate to your training.

Our trainers will make scheduled site visits to your workplace to assist you. These visits will be scheduled after negotiation with your workplace and yourself and will provide you with tuition, learning support, and conduct workplace observations. You will still be required to do some study and complete assessments in your own time.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

Funded by the Queensland Government, the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

The program also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing free training in high priority qualifications.

Akadia Training is a Skills Assure Supplier to deliver training and assessment for the Certificate III in Individual Support under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program.

To be eligible to enrol into the Government Funded Certificate 3 Guarantee Program you must:

  • Be a permanent resident of Queensland aged 15 years or above, and
  • No longer at school (with the exception of VET in school students) and,
  • Not have completed or be enrolled in a Certificate III (or higher qualification), this does not include qualifications completed at school, and
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.

For more information on the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program visit: desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/certificate3

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is a form of assessment and is offered to all students once you have enrolled into your qualification. RPL provides an opportunity for a range of knowledge and skills relevant to this qualification and the job role to be assessed and recognised before formal training commences.

RPL will require you to discuss your experience with your trainer, gather evidence to support the RPL process, and participate in a workplace observation visit with your workplace supervisor and one of our trainers.

Direct Credit

If a student has existing qualifications that may be related to this qualification, they will be encouraged to present those qualifications or Statements of Attainment (SOA) to their trainer. Existing qualifications or SOA will be assessed against the requirements of the current Certificate III in Individual Support to determine if any credit transfers are appropriate. 

Refund Policy

Once training has commenced, refunds will be given on a pro-rata basis, in accordance with the agreed training plan. For those units which students have commenced training in, (those in which resources and/or any training has been received) fees will be refunded on a pro rata basis. If fees have been paid in advance and training has not commenced nor resources issued, then fees for those units will be refunded in total. Students may appeal in writing to the Training Manager regarding this refund policy. If a student withdraws from a workshop or agreed training session without notifying Akadia, a refund will not be issued for that unit or workshop. 

Akadia Training Toowoomba

If you are considering a career in this industry, we would love to talk to you about your career options and guide you through the enrolment process.

At Akadia Training, we aren’t just another training institution. When you enrol, you will become part of the Akadia family where you will receive on-going support throughout the entire course. You will learn from a team of trainers who have current experience in the aged care and disability industry.