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Offering Info

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-02V03-21GRI-050

Location – Griffith

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

21 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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

Career opportunities:

  • 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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can shape the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the aged care industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you may need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry.

Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
A current clear Australian National Police Record Check
Current vaccinations including flu (influenza) and COVID-19 and other health department immunisation requirements.
A NDIS Worker Screening Check
Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

Students will be responsible for costs associated with obtaining these required checks and vaccinations.

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to practise responding to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment.?Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer.

Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Enjoy working with people
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have the ability to multi-task
  • Are a collaborative team player

You must also have a reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out:

  • Manual handling tasks
  • First aid responses including performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A computer, internet access and headphones are essential for video classes, and coursework and many assessments are completed online.
  • A competent level of literacy and English language skills (a level 3 on screening during week one).
  • A beginning level of employability & life skills that will enable them to safely care for older people requiring assistance.
  • To be responsible for providing appropriate clothing for work placement and workshops: a white polo shirt, black/navy pants and black/navy enclosed shoes with non-slip soles and a fob watch.
  • To be responsible for any travel costs to complete on the job learning activities, work placement and field trips.

Work placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete:

Teachers and Education Support Officers will organise student work placement and match students to relevant organisations. Depending on the type of organisation, some or all of the following advice will be required BEFORE commencement of work placement:

  • Satisfactory completion of a National Police Criminal Record Check.
  • Secure a seasonal flu shot (when available), with documentation of the batch number and date.
  • Some facilities/organisations may require students to have a Working With Children Check.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT
This is a part-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class via connected learning, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 17 hours of other study per week that includes mandatory practical workshops, workplacement and assessment.

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.

  • Attendance is online, via live Video Session every Wednesday from 9.30am to 1.30pm.
  • Mandatory workshops held regularly from 9.00am to 4.00pm on 2-3 Fridays per term. Workshops are held ONLY at Wagga Wagga, Albury, Young and Finley Campuses - any travel costs are at your own expense.
  • Live video classes are usually accessed from home, or can be accessed from the local TAFE NSW campus by booking a computer with the library.
  • Course commences Wednesday 14 July 2021 online, with practical on Friday 16 July (both sessions required).

    IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is for people interested in caring for older people. The connected delivery mode involves live video classes by qualified educators who will prepare you for a career in this industry. Learners should be digitally literate, comfortable with computers, and able to complete online course work successfully on their own, outside class hours. Assessments are completed in a variety of ways: online, on placement, and in the practical teaching labs.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Counsellors, LLN specialists, 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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm via Microsoft Teams and Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm for practical workshops. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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 can be sourced yourself:

  • Workplace clothing - approximately $60.00

Students have the opportunity to purchase the optional textbook "Individual Support in Australia" online at http://itsashop.org.au/

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
Number Title
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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.

Course Location

Griffith
Neville Place, Griffith
Phone 131 601

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