Part Time Day
Course Start Date
27.2 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.
'To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Friday January 24 2020
Time: 10.45am to 11.15am
Location: Narrabri Campus
This is a Part Time Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 20.1 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 private study, revision, reading, assignment preparation and work experience.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom.?This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.
Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who like to work in the aged care sector in residential or community care settings.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including class teacher support in the classroom and in study sessions that you can spend the day at or just drop in.
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 at TAFE NSW Narrabri Campus on Monday from 9.00am to 3.30pm and Wednesday from 5pm to 7.30pm. 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources:
- The cost of the Police check will be paid by the student
- Textbooks will be available from the library loan service or you can purchase your own text book at a cost of $90.00.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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
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.
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|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.
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