Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Home & Community Care)

Course Code: CHC33015

CRICOS Code: 106227M

Duration: 52 weeks (38 weeks class, 8 weeks break)

Work placement: 120 hours minimum

Location: Melbourne CBD, Hobart CBD

Intake: Jan, April, July & Oct (* Monthly intake available for onshore students )

Tuition Fees: $12,000

Application Fee: $350

Course Overview:

This qualification has been designed for potential and current international students. They will be involved in classroom-based training in a full time capacity to gain the qualification. The course is designed for individuals who are working or wish to work within community and/or residential settings. It reflects the role of workers who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Career Outcome:

Students can provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability, or some other reason.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements specified in the training package, however, CAC recommends that Learners wanting to study at Central Australian College have:

  • Must have satisfactorily completed an equivalent of Australian year 12 or higher
  • Must have IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent) or satisfactory completion of CAC entry test, or a completion of an ELICOS program.
  • All international students must be at least 18 years of age or above to study at Central Australian College.
  • Must participate in Pre-Training Assessment, prior to commencement of the course.

Students are required to produce a valid working with Children Check and National Police Clearance prior to commencement of placement.

Delivery Approach

Delivery is on campus. It includes face to face delivery in the classroom with tutorials, analysis of case studies, interactive learning including discussion on key points, presentation. Simulated workplace environment is created for practice, learners are expected to undertake 120 hours of work placement to achieve this qualification.

Links with the Aged Care facilities will be developed and placements will be sourced in the local and surrounding areas, to allow students to complete work placement in a real work setting.

Assessment Method

Assessment methods are flexible, valid, reliable and fair. Assessment strategies include:

  • Written/Verbal Questions
  • Project / Problem solving
  • Observation/Demonstration
  • Documentation
  • Report
  • Case Studies
  • Workplace projects/ Observations

Student must complete assessments at workplace.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include

  • CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC42015 – Certificate IV in Community Services
  • CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services

Course Structure

To be awarded the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing, Home and Community, students must complete and demonstrate competency in 13 units of competency, consisting of 7 Core Units and 6 Electives Units.

The units offered by CAC are listed in the next section.

Core or ElectiveUnit codeUnit name
CoreCHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CoreCHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CoreCHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CoreCHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CoreCHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CoreHLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
CoreHLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
ElectivesCHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
ElectivesCHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
ElectivesCHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
ElectivesHLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
ElectivesCHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
ElectivesCHCHCS001Provide home and community support services

*Conditions apply

Fees may change during your course of study. CAC reserves the right to discontinue or alter any course date, tuition or service fee, location, timetable or staffing without prior notice. This will constitute a provider default and all tuition fees will be handled in accordance with Central Australian College’s Refund Policy.  Interest will not be credited to Student Fees or disbursements and therefore no interest will be recovered by students in the event of cancellation. Students must maintain valid Overseas Student Health Care insurance throughout their enrollment.

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