Prepare yourself for a rewarding career as an aged care or personal care worker in the evolving healthcare sector. Learn how to support clients with varying needs to maintain independence in their home and community environments.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Provide individualised support to clients
Implement person-centred practices
Work with a range of diverse clients, including people with dementia
Provide information and advice to clients on their oral health
Use your discretion and judgement in a variety of circumstances
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Real-world experience in 120 hours of work placement
Opportunities in real-world environments to provide you with industry-standard employability skills and authentic exposure to careers in this industry
Opportunities to start establishing your professional network and build relationships with employers, colleagues and other students
A strong pathway to further study in aged care support, community services or nursing
A First Aid certificate
Experience providing care in residential aged care settings
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A National Police Check
Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
Health care worker/student vaccination record card
Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in working with people
Good communication skills
A valid driver's licence to travel to client homes if required
The ability to multi-task
Collaboration and teamwork skills
A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out manual handling and first aid
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Aged care worker, Aged care support worker, Personal care worker, Assistant in nursing and Care assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 13 Units of competency, including 7 core and 6 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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