Course Start Date
18 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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:
- 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
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.
This is a part-time blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 14 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assignment preparation, homework and research.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is for people interested in caring for individuals and groups requiring assistance, in both their own homes and through community care organisations. The connected delivery mode involves video class teaching by qualified educators who will prepare you for a career in these industries. Assessments are completed online, during work placement, and in the practical teaching labs. Evening video classes are accessed from home, or can be accessed at TAFE NSW Albury, Poole Street.
- Learners should be digitally literate, comfortable with computers, and able to complete course work successfully on their own, outside class hours.
- Learners must have access to a computer, headphones and internet to undertake this course
- Be able to provide their own travel to attend workshops
- Students should be over the age of 16, as recommended by our industry partners.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Counsellors, LLN specialists, helpdesk and online learning support
- Education Support Officers, Disability Consultants & Aboriginal Support Officers
- Guidance from library staff & student support services
- Contact with teachers via email and in person or via video calls at pre-arranged 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
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.
Attendance is via Video Conference every Monday and Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.15pm. Monthly mandatory workshops held Saturdays 9.30am to 3.00pm at Wagga Wagga, Albuy, Young, Finley and Griffith. Workshop dates to be advised.
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:
Students have the opportunity to purchase the text book "Individual Support in Australia" online at http://itsashop.org.au/ (text book is optional)
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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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
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
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.
178-182 Lachlan Street, Hay
Phone 131 601
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