Course Start Date
21.5 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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:
- 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
- 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
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?
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 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
|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|
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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