Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Codes - CHC33021 | CRICOS 113138J

Duration - 52 Weeks

Location - Sydney

Overview 

The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi- disciplinary team , following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. The individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concept and practice required to provide person-centred support.

Course description 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require due to ageing, disability or some other reason. 

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job roles and delegation. 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-centred 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. 

Employment Pathways 

Relevant job titles include 

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Home Help Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • NDIS Service Provider

Entry Requirements 

Academic Requirements 

Entry to this course requires: 

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent; OR;
  • Relevant work experience in a related field 

English Requirements 

Applications from non-English speaking backgrounds only: 

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with no bands less than 5.0 or equivalent

Please refer to RIC’s Student Suitability and Enrolment Process for full information

Course Structure 

Core Units 

  • CHCCCS031 Provide individualized support
  • CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Electives

  • CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
  • CHCPAl003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support

Course Duration 

  • 52 Weeks total duration 
  • 30 weeks (3 terms) classroom delivery
  • 150 work placement hours (10 weeks/1 term)
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