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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-02V02-19SIN

Location – Singleton Connected Learning Centre

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Anytime

Hours Per Week

2

Duration

40 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
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Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party. (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.

Number Title
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
The duration of Certificate III in Individual Support is 12 months. During this time you will complete 13 units of learning material. The course has 120 hours of work placement (this is arranged in conjunction with your TAFE coordinator) and 5 practical workshop sessions (the location of these workshops will be confirmed at a later date).

Participation in the learning environment is either by attending the CLC at Singleton in person, or you can connect to the class by internet from another location. This can be from your home or at another CLC.

When connecting to the class room via the internet you will be required to do this through Adobe Connect. You can think of this as a live virtual meeting room where class material will be presented and discussed.

- You will be required to obtain a clear criminal record check to be eligible to complete the work placement associated with this course.
- You will be required to gain documented evidence of immunisation status which is also a work place requirement.
- You will be required to provide your own transport to and from work placement venues and workshops.
- You will be required to to normal shift times of the work placement facility and you will require a level of health and fitness suitable to the care environment.

Your Criminal record check ($42.00- $52.00) and Immunisation status checks will be at your own expense.

Your textbook will be loaned to you from our TAFENSW library for the duration of your course and must be returned on completion of your course.

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Attendance is at TAFE NSW Singleton, Connected Learning Centre, York Street, Singleton. Classes are currently scheduled to run on Wednesday, 10.00am to 12.00pm.
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Course Location

Singleton Campus
York Street, Singleton
Phone 131 601

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