Course Start Date
47.8 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 full time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 22.1 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for I8 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 25.7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 20.6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including pivate study, assignment preparation, work experience and research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Want to obtain an entry level qualification to gain or retain work in the aged care industry
- Job seekers
- New entrants
- Existing workers / volunteers
- Career changers
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Student Counsellor
- Section funded Drop-in Centre
- Whole of campus Learner Support provided by CPALES
- Library, Access & Equity/Disability Consultant.
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
This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- All students are required to attend class on campus, undertake self-directed learning at home, and complete three weeks (120 hours) of FULL TIME UNPAID work placement. All students must provide a current National Police Check within the first four weeks of the course. You are required to purchase a TAFE NSW Uniform Shirt (approximately $30) and a First Aid Text Book costing $25 (depending if the HLTAID003 unit is required).
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.
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
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.
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601
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