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CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

CHC33021 Course Outline

Course CRICOS Code: 113864A   

 Duration: 52 Weeks

MODE OF STUDY

Face to Face 2 days a week

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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-centered support.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Certificate III in Individual Support consists of 15 units of competency; 9 Core Units and 6 Elective Units.

Unit of Competency

Core Units - 9

CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units - 6

CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support

CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family

CHCCCS037 Visit Client Residence

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment

  • IELTS score 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE)

  • Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & EDUCATION PATHWAYS

Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for paraprofessional/highly skilled work and/or further learning.

  • Personal Care Assistant

  • Community Support Worker

  • Disability Support Worker

  • Aged Care Worker

  • Respite Care Worker

After successfully achieving the Certificate III in Individual Support candidates may undertake a relevant bachelor degree (or Post-graduate certificate in business with a university or higher education provider).

EXIT POINT/AWARD

This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

 Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.

 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) AND CREDIT TRANSFERS

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for what you already know. If you believe you have related skills or have relevant units/qualifications obtained in previous successful studies, please indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for RPL/Credit.

Australian Health and Horticulture Institute Pty Ltd recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework by a Registered Training Organisation. 

COURSE FEES

2023 Fees:

Enrollment Fee: 300 $

  • Onshore

          Tuition Fee      : 8,000 $​

           Material Fee  : 1,000 $

  • ​Offshore

          Tuition Fee     : 12,000 $

          Material Fee  : 1,100 $

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For further information regarding studying with AHHI, please refer to our Student Handbook which outlines all additional terms, conditions, and information related to student life in Australia. 

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