Part Time Day
Course Start Date
17.3 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 day course. You will need to attend a approximately 2-3 hour online session each week each Wednesday and attend an 8 hour class once a month on a Friday at your closest Connected Learning centre, for 48 weeks.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 9.4 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 7.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including individual study, revision and reading and library / learning hub.
Studying at a TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre means that you don't have to leave your local community to get a first rate education and access elite training, teachers and support services.
Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities. Students can access work booths, group learning rooms, a computer hub, print shop, tech-bar, media lounge, and learning support centre and a creative space to work on ideas for the future.
Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want - in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Are interested in gaining employment as a direct care worker in a Residential Aged Care or Community Services setting.
- Are undergoing voluntary career change
- Are undergoing forced career change
- Are caring for aged or disabled relatives
- General job seekers
- Over the age of 17 years old
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Support from Course Coordinator and TAFE NSW Workplace Supervisor / Assessor
- Educational Support Officer on Wednesdays 9.00am to 3.00pm at Singleton Campus or via phone, Skype and email.
- Work placement coordinator to organise suitable work placement opportunities.
- Additional support with Foundation Skills and computer skills one afternoon per week.
- Access to Student Hubs
- Access to Counsellors, Helpdesk and Online Learning 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
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 1.00pm to 3.30pm. 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?
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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
Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.
Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.
As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
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|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
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