Course Start Date
15 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
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a full time course. You must attend approximately 15 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 14 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 3 days a week for 21 weeks.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are looking to gain employment in the ageing and home and community care sector.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
Work placement is a requirement of this course. You will need to complete at least 120 hours of workplacement within an organisation in a Ageing or Home and Community Care setting.
To undertake the workplacement component of the course you will need to have a Working With Children Check and a Criminal History Check.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Students are able to access support by attending tutorial groups run by Educational Pathways. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are able to access further support through identified study groups.
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 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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:
Resources list from Fee Explanatory Text field in the OCRF
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
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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
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
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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