CRICOS Course Code: 107528A

Duration: 52 weeks (inclusive of holidays)

Intake Dates: 28 February | 18 April | 23 May | 11 July

Campuses: Brisbane | Hobart | Cairns | Adelaide

Prospectus: Frontier Education Prospectus

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. 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-centred support.

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.

Entry Requirements

Students entering CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) must meet the following academic and English entry requirements:

Academic

  • A candidate must be a minimum age of 18 year & above AND
  • Completed the equivalent of Australian Year 11/12 or Certificate II or higher

English requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

IELTS:

  • A minimum IELTS (General/Academic) test score of 5.0 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken for every 0.5 level of IELTS requirement, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

PTE:

  • A minimum PTE (Academic) test score of 36 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

Cambridge English:

  • A minimum Cambridge English test score of 154 or equivalent & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

  • To provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five (5) years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States   OR
  • To provide evidence that, within two (2) years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia, a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework   OR
  • Students who are on-shore (in Australia) at the time of application can undertake an internal Frontier Education Language (written & oral), Literacy and Numeracy test before the commencement of the main VET course
Career Opportunities

Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Community Programme Coordinator
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Care Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor
Course Structure

Students will need to complete the following 13 units of competency to attain the qualification.

The course requires learners to integrate technical skills and provide community service to customers for a minimum of 120 hours in duration.

Work placement will take place in term 4 of the course with an allocation of minimum 24 hours per week for 5 weeks (120 hours in duration).

Core Unit:
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Units:
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Study Option: On Campus | Blended

Course tuition fees: Please contact Frontier Education for the current course fees.

Delivery Locations: Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide & Hobart

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