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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)

The 'CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support' has replaced 'Certificate III in Aged Care' and 'Certificate III in Disability' courses.

Accreditation:

IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course State Government Victoria
Qualification Code : CHC33015 Qualification Name : CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
Duration : 40 Weeks Volume of Learning : 1 year                       Amount of Training : 755 hours
AQF Level : 3 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Blended Mode
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Melbourne CBD, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
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The CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is designed for workers in the community or residential setting who provide individualised support to the aged or people with disabilities. They must use discretion and judgement, and take responsibility for their own outputs. They are taught factual, technical and procedural knowledge of the concepts and practices required.

Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. Our course is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings.

Course Overview

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It will be delivered over 755 hours over two semester including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work based training/ professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each, after each semester.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

BLENDED:

This course will be delivered over 755 hours over two semester including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each, after each semester. The student opting blended form of delivery have to mandatorily attend 1 day of contact theory support sessions per week.

Blended students also need to complete 12 hours of structured e-learning per week. Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus in the first week, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation.

14 units are required for the award of this two-specialisation qualification including

•   7 core units
•  7 elective units

Core Units

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support  

CHCCCS023

Support independence and well being  

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services   

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people 

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically  

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems   

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

Group A electives - AGEING Specialisation

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people  

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia  

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs   

Group B electives - DISABILITY Specialisation

CHCDIS001

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach  

CHCDIS002

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports  

CHCDIS003

Support community participation and social inclusion   

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability   

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Secondary School year 10 pass,

OR

  • Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
  • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

  • Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
  • Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
  • Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
  • Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

The total tuition cost for the CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is:
Domestic students:

• Western Australia: AUD $2,800
• Victoria & New South Wales: AUD $1,800

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.

Other funding options, interest free payment plans are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or or 1800 22 52 83

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Face to face Delivery

Perth

Feb 07, 2018

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018

Melbourne CBD

Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 14, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

We have four campuses, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth, Sydney and Melbourne CBD:


Melbourne CBD Campus

Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne,
Victoria - 3000, Australia

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus

597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia

Perth Campus

Level 4, Carillon City Arcade,
680-692 Hay Street Mall, Perth WA 6000 Australia

Sydney Campus

Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta,
NSW 2150 Australia

The application process involves: application, interview (including a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test), payment and confirmation of enrolment. Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Applicants can submit their initial application by:

Online

Applications can be completed online by clicking 'Apply Online' button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us 1800 22 52 83

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Study Pathway Opportunities

This dual qualification is the ideal way to kick start your career in healthcare and is the starting point for pathways into further study and career advancement. After this short course you can start working in aged care or disability support right away, then continue to study while you work, gaining higher qualifications, better pay and potential career advancement.

Study Pathway Opportunities



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