Certificate III in Individual Support

Location

Milton

Length

53 weeks

Cricos Code

CHC33015

Course Code

095975C

This course is an entry-level qualification to provide you with professional skills required to enter the aged care industry, an industry rich with career opportunities.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $41,300 per year.

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgment in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centered support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age

Additional requirements

Students must have the following prior to commencing practical placement

  • National Police Check
  • Medical Clearance may also be required
What you'll learn

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

Total Units:

A total number of units: 13

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units [consisting of at least 4 units from the electives below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under groups A, B or C]

Mandatory 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

Suggested Elective Units

Elective units can be selected specifically for the following specialisations.

Vocational Placement

To be assessed as competent in the Certificate III in Individual Support, students are required to undertake 120 hours of supervised work placement in a Aged Care facility. Intech Institute may be able to assist with the coordination of student vocational placements. During the workplace training, students will be able to practice their skills and knowledge in real workplace settings.

Students will also be required to complete a Police check, you may be required to complete a manual handling training prior to commencing your placement at the chosen facility.

Teaching and assessment

Duration: This course is conducted over a 53 week delivery, this includes term breaks.

Timetable:  Monday- Wednesday + Fast track options available (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.)

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.

RPL

Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Certificate III in Individual Support!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    – Employment History (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    – Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    – References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    – Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

This qualification may provide employment opportunities in a center-cased care, out of school hour care etc. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker (Disability)
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Food Services Worker (Aged Care)
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker
Fees and funding

Fees: AUD $8,000.00 -no hidden fee

The tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan. This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

How to apply

See our how to apply section for further guidance.

If you still need help, our student advisor provides first point of contact for student who have applied to Intech Institute. Our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the process of applying to us and the current status of your application.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Certificate III in Individual Support.  This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the www.training.gov.au

Additional information

 

 

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au