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  • CHC33015
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the community services industry with this entry-level qualification. Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to provide individual support in an aged care setting.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Home Help Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

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Course overview

Course overview

Make a start in your career in aged care with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to provide individualised support and care to people in home, community, or health care settings. The health, aged care, and community services sector is predicted to experience strong growth over the next five years with an excess of 50,000 job openings expected. This is due to an increased demand for aged care support, support for people with a disability through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and other individualised home and community support.

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. Our highly-experienced teachers provide one-on-one guidance and support 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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing
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
VPC120
Vocational placement
VPC120
Vocational placement
VPC120
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCHCS001
Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011
Meet personal support needs
CHCPAL001
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCHCS001
Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS011
Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCPAL001
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS011
Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCHCS001
Provide home and community support services
CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011
Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
CHCPAL001
Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to Domestic Students:

It is recommended that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills. It is also recommended that you have a level of physical fitness suitable for some manual handling tasks.

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 100 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Resources required

You will require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations. It is highly recommended that students have access to a laptop or mobile device that supports internet connection with USB capabilities.  You will also require a valid email address, personal stationery (pen and paper), and are required to wear closed-in, non-slip soled shoes when at TAFE and when attending Vocational Placement.

Need to know

In order to upskill from the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) to Certificate III Individual Support (Home and Community), you would be required to complete the 1 unit, CHCHCS001.  It is also recommended that all students should undertake screening for vaccination against the following Queensland Health Mandatory vaccination requirements:    MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)  Influenza  Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox)  Pertussis (whooping cough)  Hepatitis B   If vaccination is not undertaken, this may affect future placement or employment opportunities.

 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland