Part Time Day
Course Start Date
25 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will give you the skills to work as an aged care worker in the expanding aged care industry. Experience a deep sense of job satisfaction as you support elderly people to maintain independence and achieve their personal goals in a residential setting.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work you will learn how to:
- Provide individualised support to clients with diverse needs, including people with dementia
- Empower clients to reach their independence goals
- Provide information and advice to clients on their oral health
- Incorporate the concepts and practices of person-centred support
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the qualities needed to get ahead in this field:
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Strong problem solving abilities
- Great spoken and written communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Complete this course and gain:
- A nationally recognised industry qualification
- A First Aid certificate
- Experience providing care in residential aged care settings
- Aged care worker
- Aged care support worker
- Care assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
This course offers a study pathway to gain employment in more senior roles:
- Certificate IV Ageing Support
- Diploma of Community Services
Boost your education with a degree after completing your Certificate IV:
- Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees
- Bachelor of Nursing
The NSW Skills List identifies that there is a skills shortage for aged care workers across NSW. With an ageing population, roles for aged and disabled carers are projected to increase by over 69,000 between now and 2023.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of weekly Video Conference and monthly face-to-face workshops for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assignment preparation, homework and research.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom. This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.
The CONNECTED CLASSROOM method of delivery involves a weekly interactive class via live "Video Conference", with all the weekly coursework completed online. This allows a level of flexibility for students to approach their work independently, and on their own schedule. With a Connected Classroom, your teacher will be in one TAFE location and you can join the class from your home (using your own computer with camera and internet) or another TAFE location (using TAFE resources). You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. The mandatory practical workshops bring the theory to life each month at selected campuses who have practical teaching labs, offering qualified educators to teach and assess all the practical skills required to prepare you for work placements and a career in the aged care industry.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are interested in caring for older people in an aged care facility.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
Students will be provided with access to the following supports:
- Counsellors, LNN specialists, interpreter services, helpdesk and online learning support.
- Guidance from library staff and student support services.
- Contact with teachers via email, Skype calls and allocated meeting times.
- Work placement support
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
Tuesdays from 9.30am to 1.15pm, with mandatory monthly face to face workshops on a Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm that will require students to travel to either TAFE NSW Wagga Wagga, Albury, Young Finley or Griffith.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or Incidentals to support your learning. The following Incidentals are available for purchase at your local campus reception, class co-ordinator or you can source this item yourself:
- Text book: Individual Support in Australia - $74 approximately
The following item can be sourced yourself:
- Workplace clothing - approximately $60.00
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.
TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.
* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.
|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|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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