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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-05V02-19GLB-027

Location – Goulburn Campus

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

22 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week

10

Duration

36 Weeks

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

Course Details

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.

Two specialisations are completed for the award of this qualification - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

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 are available for purchase online and you can source these items yourself:
- Textbook: Individual Support in Australia text and study guide - $100

The following Incidentals can be sourced yourself:
- Workplace clothing - approx $60.00

Students will need to complete First Aid Training requiring and may be require to use a first aid bandage which can be purchased from TAFE NSW for $10.00. Students are able to source their own first aid bandage if preferred.

Payment Plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.

Number Title
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm
It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest, 24 - 28 June 2019

At InfoFest you can attend information sessions to hear from teachers about specific course content and delivery, and have all of your questions answered. You'll also get the opportunity to view our campus and state-of-the-art facilities, our friendly staff are happy to assist you with course information, help with your enrolment, or provide you with great career advice.

Find an information session and register to discover the perfect course for you https://www.tafensw.edu.au/infofest

An information session will be held on Wednesday the 26 June from 11am-3pm, at TAFE NSW Goulburn, Cnr Verner & View Streets Goulburn, room W1.23.

This course is suitable for people who want to be front-line support workers with older people, in a residential care or in community based care. You will undertake an average of 10 hours in class each week and a total of 120 hours work placement. Your placement will be spread across each semester, depending on opportunities in aged care facilities and community services.

STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT
Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

NSW HEALTH
Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
- Meet NSW Health?s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
- Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
- Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health?s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at NSW Health website.

COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN?S SERVICES
Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free if over 18) in line with the Office of Children?s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. For further information visit the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian website and search for Working With Children Check.

AGED CARE WORK
Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a National Police Check. For further information visit the Australian Federal Police website and search for National Police Checks.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
During the practical CPR assessment you will be required to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR both on an infant and adult manikin placed on the floor. This is the training package requirement and you should consider your ability to perform this assessment task before enrolling.
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Goulburn Campus
Cnr Verner & View Streets, Goulburn
Phone 131 601

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