Course Start Date
34.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) is your starting point for a rewarding career as an aged care worker. With an ageing population, you will be in demand in this high growth industry, caring for elderly people in both residential, home and community care settings.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work you will learn how to:
- Provide individualised support to clients
- Empower clients to reach their independence goals
- Work with a range of diverse clients, including people with dementia
- Provide information and advice to clients on their oral health
- Provide person-centred support
- Use discretion and judgement in a variety of settings
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the qualities needed 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
- A First Aid certificate
- Experience providing care in residential and home and community care settings
- Aged care worker
- Aged care support worker
- Care assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
Train your way to 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 a skills shortage for aged care workers across NSW. With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified aged care workers. According to Job Outlook, the number of people working as aged care workers is forecast to grow significantly in the coming years.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 15.3 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 26 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 19.4 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 11.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including:
- Individual study
- Revision and reading
- Assessment preparation
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for:
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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- LNN specialists
- Interpreter services
- Helpdesk and Online Learning Support
- Time with teacher outside of the classroom/online lecture environment (e.g. sitting with a teacher in the library for support)
- Guidance from Library staff and student support services
- Opportunities to participate in tutoring
- Contact with teachers via email, Skype calls, phone calls, allocated meeting times
- Work Placement Support including helping the student identify and secure a work placement, supportive conversations with a teacher or ESO, debriefing/ mentoring by an Education Support Officer
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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. 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 which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Appropriate work placement attire required (Black Trousers and enclosed black shoes). A work place shirt will be provided.
- You are required to bring your own stationery and a USB.
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.
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
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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