CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

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Course Description

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will assist personal and respite care workers provide better support to older people and those living with dementia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasts predict that within just a few decades, at least 20% of the Australian population will be aged 65 or older. This is putting massive pressure on the aged and community care industry to supply the country with enough qualified health care workers to provide the kind of support and quality of life required. This qualification is an excellent introduction to the rapidly expanding aged care workforce in Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Average Course Fee

$3500

Average Duration

6 months

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On-campus providers

Nationally Recognised Training

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Critical Thinking

Evaluating the benefits and costs of different solutions for a problem.

Customer and Personal Service

Such as understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

Psychology

You have a passion for the study of all aspects of behavior and mental processes.

Social Perceptiveness

Understanding why people react the way they do.

Outcomes

66% of people gained improved employment status after studying this course.

This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Residential Care Worker$960 weekly pay
Caregiver$960 weekly pay
Support Worker$960 weekly pay
Respite Caregiver$960 weekly pay
Disability Support Worker$960 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Disability Manager$2,100 weekly pay
Community Development Manager$1,920 weekly pay
Diversional Therapist$1,150 weekly pay
Lifestyle Activities Assistant$1,150 weekly pay
Disability Team Leader$1,150 weekly pay

Subjects

You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

CHCCCS023
Support independence and wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

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Government Funding

Each state provides its own Government funding initiatives. Here is a list of funding initiatives that are available for this course.

QLD Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides funding for a range of Certificate III qualifications as well as foundation skills training.

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QLD Free training for Year 12 graduates

Fee Free Training for Year 12 Graduates enables eligible Year 12 graduates to access fee-free apprenticeships, traineeships and training in high priority areas. The Queensland government provides subsidised training within the calendar year after graduating from high school.

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QLD User Choice

User Choice Funding is a national funding scheme that subsidises the cost of an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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QLD Free training for Apprenticeships

This funding scheme provides free training for students who are under 21 years of age in priority apprenticeship and traineeship programs.

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