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

study Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) at IHNA

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IHNA Nationally Recognized TrainingIHNA Course

Duration :  Maximum of 12 month*
AQF Level : 3
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Online Mode
Campuses : Melbourne (CBD), Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
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 *Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised. Eg: Students who are eligible for RPL may be able to finish the course in 3 months with an Assessment Only delivery mode.

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 the 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. This course supersedes the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

 

 

Course outcome

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Personal care worker
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Worker

FUNDING:

Skills First Program 2018 – 2019: “This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding”

Face to face Delivery

Perth (Hay Street Mall)

Wednesday 5th September, 2018

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne (Heidelberg)

Monday 8th October, 2018

Sydney (Parramatta)

Monday 3rd September, 2018
Monday 4th February, 2019
Monday 8th April, 2019
Monday 8th July, 2019
Monday 14th October, 2019
Monday 3rd February, 2020
Monday 6th April, 2020
Monday 6th July, 2020
Monday 5th October, 2020

Melbourne CBD

Monday 3rd September, 2018
Monday 5th November, 2018
Monday 4th February, 2019
Monday 8th April, 2019
Monday 8th July, 2019
Monday 14th October, 2019
Monday 3rd February, 2020
Monday 6th April, 2020
Monday 6th July, 2020
Monday 5th October, 2020

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

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $2,500 Government subsidised: $250 Concession: $50 (Contact us to check Funding Eligibility)
Western Australia AUD $2,500 Jobs & Skills WA Funding is Available for Eligible Students
New South Wales AUD $2,500 No State Funding Available

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For Victorian Students: To check your Skills First program eligibility click here.

Funded students: Students who are eligible for Victorian Government funding (Concession & Non-concession) will get100% scholarship on the funding fees. A student who is eligible to avail this funding must pay the funding fee (as per fees and charges) at the time of enrolment but will get 100% refund upon successful completion of the course.

Students must provide appropriate evidence/ documentation to confirm eligibility.

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.

Other Funding options

IHNA has partnered with Study Loans Australia tos provide students with an alternative loan option

Study Loans

Study Loans is an Australian private organisation that provides financial assistance to students pursuing their vocational and tertiary education.

Course Name Course Fees To Students Number of Tranches Hold back Amount (%15)
CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support $2,500 2 $375

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 course is provided through Face to Face or Online mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 755 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and 120 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP).

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do unstructured learning as assigned.

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.

FACE TO FACE ON-CAMPUS:

Face to face delivery mode is available in a full-time and part-time delivery.
Full Time : 2 days/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Part Time : 1 day/ week classes with simulation training and Professional experience placement.

ONLINE:

Full fee Students : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement
International Students (Secondary course) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.
Students currently working in the industry/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) : Online Theory with on-campus simulation training and Professional experience placement.

The delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.

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
  • 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).

For International students undertaking this course in conjunction with their primary course a separate Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is also required

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP).
  • 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.

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 adjustments” 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 adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

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 or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

  • Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
  • Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
  • Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
  • A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

  • Perform tasks or jobs
  • Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
  • Provide evidence of your work
  • A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
  • The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.

OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

APPLICATIONS FOR RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
  • Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
  • Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
  • Attach these documents to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student's file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

How To Apply?

The application process involves 5 steps:

application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.

Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.

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

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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How IHNA Online Works:

Theory will be taught online, allowing students to have greater work-life flexibility and study at their convenience. The course curriculum can be completed in 3 to 6 months, depending on the student’s capabilities. Practical training in the form of Simulation Based Assessments (SBA) and clinical placements are a mandatory part of the course. Students can undertake SBA in the IHNA, Heidelberg campus. Clinical placements will be arranged by IHNA.

Availability:

The course is available to international secondary course students and domestic students paying full fees. IHNA is offering scholarships for deserving students, to the tune of 30% for international secondary course students and 20% discount for domestic full fee students.

Fee structure:

Full fees: $2500
International secondary course students: $1750
Domestic students: $2,000
Payment plans are available for all students.

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What our students say

Melissa Sturrock
Melissa Sturrock - Student Testimonial - CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)

I was always finding ways to help within the community ( cooking soups and delivery to the local elders ) or helping youth groups ect , I lost my mother at a very young age and my nana showed me how to care for people around you. I came to a point in my life. I was a single mother of four and I wanted to show my children , you can achieve anything you want within your life. I did a lot of research online about nursing. And how I could achieve this . That’s when I originally signed up to a online collage to complet a assistant nurse course , how ever that collage was all of campus and living in regional wa , They could not find me work placement , so right at the end of the course I walked away , as I would not get my certificate , if I could not do my work practice. It was then I decided not to give up, and I did more research on collages and universities, That where well recommended . I came across many . How ever I decided to go with IHNA Perth campus . I completed my cert 3 in age care and I’m currently studying Diploma of nursing. ( finally a collage whom is dedicated to nursing ) . The collage was welcoming and non judgemental.

The collage was easy to locate, and walking distance from public transport. The facility has staff whom have worked in the filed of nursing. So they really know what they are talking about. When it came to work practice. I was given a placement with in ten mins from my home. The IHNA team ,were very professional when it comes to teaching there classes, and take the time for one on one if you don’t understand, They make sure that you are well prepared for work practice and the work force. There are labs within the facility and I would highly recommend this collage

Baby Aurora Trijo
Baby Aurora Trijo - Student Testimonial - CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)

I did my Certificate III in Aged Care at IHNA-Perth Campus. I was pleased and highly satisfied with my studying experience in IHNA that I decided to continue and pursue a Diploma in Enrolled Nursing.

The campus is very accessible. It’s situated in the CBD and just a short walk from the Perth Underground station so getting here is so easy. IHNA is one of the most reputable schools in the field of health care and nursing education. Perth Campus is a really conducive place for learning. All educators are always available to assist with the practical and written assessments. Literacy educators are experts in their particular field of teaching, approachable and very supportive.

The Institute has Simulation Based Assessment which aims to help students to perform practical task better. The clinical practicum provides skills to develop knowledge to improve the learning experience. The amazing and high technology laboratory and online assessment system is remarkable and very easy to access.

IHNA experience was definitely one that I will never regret. It was quite possibly one of the best decision I made towards building my career and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to study at IHNA. I would highly recommend IHNA – Perth Campus to everyone!

The dedication, support and motivation of each staff member is great and enables students like myself to achieve their dream.

IHNA has inspired me and given me the drive to pursue further education.

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