Course Start Date
27.1 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.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
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
- 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?
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 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.
|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|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
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.
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