FACULTY OF

COMMUNITY SERVICES

CHC33015 CERTIFICATE III

IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

(AGEING)

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CHC33015

090559D

27 weeks

Accommodation support worker; nursing assistant; care assistant/ service employee/ worker; community care/ house/ support worker; disability service officer (in some jurisdictions) residential care worker

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Ashmore Campus

  • Theory lessons are taught at our modern Ashmore Campus, with classrooms equipped with the latest interactive whiteboard technology
  • Practical placements in quality facilities where our students learn from the best
  • Students will graduate with the confidence to launch a career in this booming industry

KEY BENEFITS

OVERVIEW

Are you after a career that’s rewarding and in-demand? Start the steps towards a career in aged and disability care with Imagine Education’s Certificate III in Individual Support.

 

Working in client homes and other community settings under regular supervision and guidelines, you will carry out tasks such as maintaining personal care and/or other activities of living for people in aged care settings. This includes activities related to individualised plans, and reporting directly to a supervisor.

You will also complete at least 120 hours of practical training in a high-quality aged care centre (three weeks practical in a consecutive block), to gain the confidence and training to become another of Imagine’s success stories in this industry!

When you graduate you are qualified to enter the field in positions such as a nursing assistant. You can also continue your studies with our Certificate IV in Ageing Support or accelerate your learning by enrolling in our Certificate IV in Ageing Support (upgrade).

TIMETABLE

TUTORIAL DAY

Wednesday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

RESEARCH DAY

Day to be determined by your trainer;

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

DISTANCE EDUCATION

5 hours 

per week

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT

3 weeks to be confirmed by your trainer 

6:00am - 2:30pm

* Please note; Course timetables are subject to change

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Overseas students English Proficiency Level will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses. Imagine Education Australia requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Imagine Education Australia).

Should you feel you may not possess these literacy skills or have not completed a formal leaving certificate please contact us to discuss support arrangements.

COURSE UNITS

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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.

This unit applies to workers who provide support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context.

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CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

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

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.

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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.

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CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This unit applies to all workers.

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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.

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HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

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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.

This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

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CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

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CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

This unit applies to individuals working in health and direct client care contexts.

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CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a home support environment and community settings with individuals, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.

This unit applies to workers in a community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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HLTAID003 Provide first aid

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Imagine Education Australia Pty Ltd has a written agreement with Accredited Training Company (RTO 31549) to offer training and assessment on our behalf for this unit.