CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) will train you for a job in the aged care and the disability sector. Combining theory and practical, this course will teach you how to provide physical, social and emotional support to the elderly and people with disability both in home care and residential settings.
CHC 33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
This course combines two distinct vocational outcomes - Disability and Aged Care. In this program, you will become qualified in both, so there is no need for you to choose which sector you prefer at this stage. You will learn how to provide physical, social and emotional support to the elderly and people with disability. The course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge in both areas thus opening up more employment options once you have completed your training.
The Disability stream is designed to help you gain the skills needed to support people with a disability to live independently, promote choice and control, and enable opportunities to increase independence and skill development. In this stream, you will learn how to read and follow individual plans, meet legislative frameworks, work safely and become equipped to work within the disability sector. You will also learn about skill development, community inclusion and current practices and frameworks that influence disability work.
In the Aged Care stream, you will learn how to provide person-centred support to people who require support due to ageing. You will learn how to follow safe work practices, including infection control and how to support independence and wellbeing, as well as how to support people experiencing dementia, and best practice approaches and models that influence aged care work.
The course includes 140 hours of work placement, comprising of working in a residential aged care facility, shadowing a disability support worker and extensive training in a simulated workplace environment at KLC.
On successful completion of your course, you will have the skills needed to undertake a range of entry-level roles in either the Aged Care or Disability sectors. You may also like to consider undertaking further training at TAFE with a related qualification such as CHC42015 – Certificate IV in Community Service, CHC52015 – Diploma Community Services, or HLT54115 – Diploma of Nursing or CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health.
Government subsidised places are available to eligible applicants through the Skills First and Job Trainer Schemes.
Face-to-face and flexible learning delivery modes are available.
There are no formal pre-requisites to undertake this course, however prospective students must be:
Over 18 years of age
Prepared to undergo LLN test if needed
In possession of a valid Police Check
Prepared to get the flu and COVID 19 vaccine
Prepared to work for both male and female clients/residents
Prior to enrolment to the course all students undergo a Pre-Training Review (PTR) process including an interview to ascertain student’s aspirations and the suitability of the course they wish to enrol in. An initial LLND assessment using PRIAK mapped against ACSF outcomes will decide which group the student is placed. (In some cases students’ previous academic achievement can replace the LLND assessment).
Once all applications are assessed, an Individual Training Plan (ITP) is developed for each student identifying what additional courses and programs students may undertake as part of the Supported Pathway Program. These may include additional Vocational English lessons, Digital Literacy programs and assessment support as identified. In some cases, or groups and alternative mode of delivery and assessment can be adopted as specified in the Training and Assessment Strategy for that intake, such as verbal assessment, multiple choice tests for knowledge evidence or technology assisted face-to-face delivery over Zoom when needed.
For this reason, some groups with more independent learners who have higher LLN skills may be in a position to finish their training in 7-8 months, while other groups may get additional time to complete their assessment and work placement up to a maximum of 12 months.
A 140 hour work placement forms a part of the program , which can be done at the end of the course in one block and divided between aged care and disability streams. Enrolled students who show adequate progress in their study will be guaranteed to have access to a work placement provided they meet the criteria below:
Fully complete their course with a minimum 80% attendance rate
Complete all the assessments related to theoretical training
Complete all the Supported Pathway courses agreed upon in their
Individual Training Plan (English for Aged care, Computer Beginner and/or Work ready programs)
Aged Care worker
Personal Care worker
Residential support worker
Private individual carer and support worker
Home respite care worker
Disability Support worker – home care
Residential worker-supported accommodation
Keysborough Learning Centre
KLC Practical Training Rooms
Off-site at Third party locations by agreement
Disability Services activities location
Work placement in varied locations in the City of Greater Dandenong
Blended - classroom based learning with technology assisted learning via Zoom
Flexible Learning Programs with residential blocks
Tutor supported learning
Group based practical training
Supervised Work place learning
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC52015 Diploma Community Services
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
Knowledge Questions, short Q&A or Multiple Choice Questions, True or False Tests
Written Assignment or verbal discussion/presentation of Case studies
Skills demonstration in simulated work place environment (Practical
Log Book/Reflective practices
Phone: (03) 9798 7005 for more information or to apply for this course