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Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-04V02-20COO-003

Location – Coomealla

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

27.1 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) prepares you for a rewarding career as an aged care or personal care worker in the evolving healthcare sector. Learn how to support clients with varying needs to maintain independence in their home and community environments.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work you will learn how to:

  • Provide individualised support to clients
  • Implement person-centred practices
  • Work with a range of diverse clients, including people with dementia
  • Provide information and advice to clients on their oral health
  • Use your discretion and judgement in a variety of circumstances
  • Be responsible for your results

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the qualities to get ahead in this field:

  • Collaboration
  • A focus on client service
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication excellence

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Complete this course and gain:

  • A nationally recognised industry qualification
  • First Aid certificate
  • Qualified to provide care in homes and community care settings

Career opportunities include:

  • Aged care worker
  • Aged care support worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Care assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

This course offers a strong study pathway to gain employment in more senior roles:

  • Certificate IV Ageing Support
  • Diploma of Nursing

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 personal care workers across NSW. According to the Australian Government Job Outlook service, the number of people working in this field is forecast to grow significantly in the coming years.

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 (Home and Community) 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 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 will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • Australian National Police Record Check
  • Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
  • Health care worker/student vaccination record card
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
  • Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

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 a Driver Licence to travel to client homes if required
  • 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:

  • To attend classes
  • Complete your at-home learning activities set by your teachers
  • Stationery such as pens/notebook/folder
  • Access to computer and internet (students can access computer, internet and printing at the TAFE Campus)
  • You will also need to complete 120 hours of Work Placement.

120 Work Placement hours in an Aged Care/Home & Community Care setting. A clear National Police Check is required for participation in Work Placement. Some facilities may also require students to have a Working with Children Check. A student may be required to undertake occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases and provide a health care worker/student vaccination record card if completing a placement in a NSW Health run aged care facility e.g. a MPS. Your teacher will support you to secure a Host organisation or if you are currently employed in the industry you could potentially complete your required hours in your own employment role after consultation with the Head Teacher. Work Placement will take place in Term 2 and 3.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended flexible course. You will need to attend approximately 8.2 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 18.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including at-home learning activities to complement their in-class learning. Learners will be provided with tasks to complete each week which will include readings, activities and research.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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. This course is designed for people who are pursuing a career in as an Individual Support Worker. Learners would have either no or limited industry skills and knowledge or their industry skills and knowledge are outdated. This course is suited to people who wish to begin a study and career pathway into the industry or refresh their skills and knowledge for re-entry into employment in the industry.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at your campus location.

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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Thursday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Learners should be prepared to meet any costs associated with securing their National Police Check and Working with Children Check. Learners will need to supply their own stationery needed for class such as pens, notebook, folder, etc. as well as suitable attire for Work Placement.

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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

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.

Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
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

Coomealla
Silver City Highway, Dareton
Phone 131 601

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