Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015

Quick Course Guide

Course Code:

CHC33015

Course Length:

Full-time: 24 weeks (two terms)

Study Mode:

On-campus (2 days per week over 24 weeks, plus 160 hours of practical work placement)

Locations:

Blackburn & Brisbane

Start Dates:

February, June & September

Our Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to work in residential aged care facilities as well as care for people in their own homes or in community settings. Our course will help you develop the skills required to manage the care of senior citizens and other clients through theoretical and practical learning. The course focuses on teaching you how to carry out activities in the maintenance and personal care of clients, as well as providing them with emotional support. The knowledge you gain in the classroom is complemented by hands-on activities in our nursing labs, plus four weeks of practical workplace training in an Aged Care facility that we organise on your behalf. Your work placement is a great opportunity for you to gain real life experience in the field and be introduced to a potential employer.

Entry Criteria / Pre-requisites

  • Willing to undertake a Police Check and Working with Children Check in preparation for placement
  • Basic ability to use a computer including word processing, emailing and internet searching
  • Willing to undertake a Police Check and Working with Children Check in preparation for placement
  • Basic ability to use a computer including word processing, emailing and internet searching
  • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during the enrolment and orientation session to determine learning support needs
  • For information on how to apply in Victoria, click here.
  • For information on how to apply in Queensland, click here.
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Campuses

HSA’s Certificate III in Individual Support is available at our Blackburn and Brisbane CBD campuses.

Study Load

The study load for the Certificate III Individual Support is 20 hours per week. This is broken down as follows:

The study load for the Certificate III Individual Support is 20 hours per week. This is broken down as follows:

  • 12 hours per week of on-campus classes (2 days per week)
  • Approximately 8 hours per week of self-study, assessment preparation, general research and reading; this is in addition to the on-campus classes.

You will also complete a two week (80 hours) aged care work placement at the end of each term that we coordinate for you at an aged care facility (4 weeks (160 hours) total).

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Course Duration & Start Dates

Full time: 24 weeks (2 days per week over 2 terms, plus 4 weeks of practical work placement)

Full time: 24 weeks (2 days per week over 2 terms, plus 4 weeks of practical work placement)

Clinical placement must be completed at the end of each term of study, in two separate 2-week blocks. Each placement occurs Monday – Friday for 80 hours and may include shift work

2016

- Term 3 - September 2016

2017

- Term 1 - February 2017

- Term 2 - May 2017

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Modules & Course Structure

The Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 course consists of 13 units and incorporates theory based classroom learning with practical, hands-on sessions in nursing labs. You will also gain real life experience and put your learning into practice with 160 hours of clinical placement in an aged care facility. Clinical placement must be completed at the end of each term of study, in two separate 2-week blocks. Each placement occurs Monday – Friday for 80 hours and may include shift work

The Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 course consists of 13 units and incorporates theory based classroom learning with practical, hands-on sessions in nursing labs. You will also gain real life experience and put your learning into practice with 160 hours of clinical placement in an aged care facility. Clinical placement must be completed at the end of each term of study, in two separate 2-week blocks. Each placement occurs Monday – Friday for 80 hours and may include shift work

Term 1
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
Term 2  
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
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Career Outcomes

  • Assistance in Nursing
  • Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Support Worker

Fees & Funding

Course fees can vary by state and are based on a number of different factors. Please refer to our Funding & Fees pages for more information, or call us on 1300 306 886 to discuss the most appropriate funding or payment option for you.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT)

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification.

RPL and CT is a process to acknowledge your previous achievements of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification.

RPL provides credit for relevant skills, knowledge and experience gained through working and learning, as well as formal and informal training.

CT is a process that provides credit for a unit of competency previously achieved.

Applications for RPL should be received by the Course Coordinator prior to course commencement, and no later than the first week of the commencement of your course.

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
  2. Complete all sections of the RPL Application Form.
  3. Collate copies of all required documents to use as evidence of your prior learning/experience and attach them with your application.
  4. VIC Students - Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.vic@navitas.com 
  5. QLD Students - Submit these via email to hsa.rpl.qld@navitas.com 
  6. There is a fee for each successful unit of competency RPL assessment

If you intend on applying for CT:

  1. Carefully read the information contained within the Student Handbook.
  2. Complete the Application for Credit Form and submit with certified copies of your transcript or statement of attainment to Student Administration.
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