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Offering Info

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

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-05V02-20GOS-082

Location – Gosford

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

02 Mar 2020

Hours Per Week

23.8

Duration

41 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.

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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.

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 Healths - 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 Healths 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 CHILDRENS 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 Childrens 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

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A National Criminal Record Check without convictions.

  • Physical ability to complete tasks required of a Direct Care Worker.

  • A basic level of literacy, English language skills, entry level employability and life skills, which will enable you to provide support to clients, in your work role upon course completion.

  • Have basic computer skills, as course work and assessments will be accessed through an online learning platform.

    Work Placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete:

  • Total of 120 hours work placement in a Residential Aged Care and Community Care setting throughout the duration of the course.

  • You will require a clear National Criminal record Check.

  • You must be able to complete workplacement shifts from 6am onwards.

  • Work placment for this course will be conducted Monday, Wednesday & Friday morning shifts.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.


Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019
Time: 10.00am
Location: Gosford Campus, Building D, Ground Level, Room 105

Or

Date: Thursday 23 or Friday 24 January, 2020
Time: 10.00am
Location: Gosford Campus, Building D, Ground Level, Room 105

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 6.2 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 41 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 17.6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 5.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, individual study, revision and reading, library/ learning hub


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Are interested in gaining employment as a direct care worker in a Residential Aged Care or Community Services setting.

    Students will attend classes for 36 weeks, then complete work placement for the remaining 5 weeks of delivery. Work placement is delivered in blocks on pre-determined weeks throughout the course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

  • Course Coordinator
  • TAFE NSW Workplace Supervisor / Assessor
  • Optional support from Educational Support Officer is available on Mondays or Fridays 9am-3pm in a computer room at Gosford TAFE.
  • Work placement coordinator to organise suitable work placement opportunities.

    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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 9.00am to 3.00pm and Wednesday from 9.00am to 3.15pm. 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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units
Number Title
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Gosford
Corner of Henry Parry Drive & Margin Street, Gosford
Phone 131 601

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