null

Offering Info

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

  • National Course Code: CHC33015
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC33015-05V04-21ULL-005

Location – Ulladulla

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

21.5 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

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 in residential, home and community care settings. With an ageing population, you will be in demand in this high growth industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn 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 attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Collaboration
  • A focus on client service
  • Problem solving skills
  • Communication excellence

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised industry qualification
  • A First Aid certificate
  • Experience providing care in residential and home and community care settings

Career opportunities:

  • Aged care worker
  • Aged care support worker
  • Care assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV Ageing Support
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Community Services with TAFE NSW Degrees

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the aged care industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your course work.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A National Police Check
  • Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination against infectious diseases
  • Health care worker/student vaccination record card
  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) depending on your work placement
  • Signed code of conduct form and any other forms
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

During your course you will undertake a mandatory 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer. Depending on your mode of study, TAFE NSW will either arrange your work placement for you or support you to find one.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An enjoyment of working with people
  • Good communication skills
  • A valid Drivers Licence to travel to client homes if required
  • The ability to multi-task
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility to carry out manual handling and First Aid

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A competent level of literacy and English language skills (level 3 on screening during week one).
  • Access to a computer with internet is required as assessments are completed online.
  • A beginning level of employability & life skills that will enable them to safely care for elderly people in a busy environment, on course completion.
  • A National Police Check (approximately $55 - current price available on Australian Federal Police website) prior to the first day of class.
  • Screening against infectious diseases and vaccination (if required), and a health care worker/student vaccination record card.
  • To be responsible for providing appropriate clothing for work placement: white polo shirt, black/navy pants and black/navy enclosed shoes with non-slip soles and a fob watch.
  • To be responsible for any travel costs to complete on the job learning activities, work placement and field trips.

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

  • 120 hrs of supervised workplace experience, in a residential aged care environment.

Teachers will organise student work placement and match students to relevant organisations . Depending on the type of organisation, some or all of the following will be required BEFORE commencement of work placement:

  • Satisfactory completion of a National Criminal Record Check.
  • Undertake screening and vaccination against infectious diseases.
  • Secure a seasonal flu shot (when available), with documentation of the batch number.
  • Some facilities require students to have a Working With Children Check.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended delivery, part-time day course. You will need to attend approximately 4.5 hours of class delivered via Microsft Teams, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the connected classroom component, you will need to complete approximately 17 hours of other study per week, including 10 x 5-hour workshops scheduled throughout the course on Mondays. Please note that workshops are held at Moss Vale, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Nowra and Queanbeyan. Enrolments from other locations should expect to travel to your closest location listed.

You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed learning via Moodle, independent study and completion of assessment tasks.

You will also be required to complete work placement up to a total of 120 hours. This is also a scheduled requirement of your course.

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 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.

Virtual study is time efficient, keeps you in touch with others of similar interests, allows you to participate from any location, and when needed allows the session to be recorded for later review.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is designed for people who are interested in caring for older people in an aged care facility. The delivery involves face to face teaching by qualified educators who will prepare you for a career in the aged care industry. Assessments are completed online, on placement, and in the practical teaching labs

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled via virtual class-room on Friday 10.00am to 2.30pm, with 10 x 5-hour face-to-face workshops scheduled throughout on Monday 9.30am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by teachers.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • This course requires access to a core textbook which can be purchased online "Individual Support in Australia" online at http://itsashop.org.au/
  • Alternatively, this textbook can be accessed through the TAFE library subject to availability.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
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

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

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.

Course Location

Ulladulla
156 Green Street, Ulladulla
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

Learn more about Fees information.

Payment options and assistance

Explore payment methods, pay by instalment, scholarships and VET Student Loans.

Learn more about Payment options and assistance.

 

Unsave Course

Download Course Brochure

Enter your details to make an enquiry and receive the course brochure