Certificate III in Individual Support

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Certificate III in Individual Support qualification prepares students to work in the aged care, disability support and community and home health sector. Graduates of this course may gain employment in residential aged care, disability support roles and home and community care positions.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for the roles of workers who follow an individualised plan to provide individualised support to people who require support due to ageing or disability.  Work involves some using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Graduates will 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. You will be equipped with the skills required to provide support to individualised support to those with specialised needs.

Under the Certificate III in Individual Support we offer the following specialisations:

Entry Requirements:

There are no special entry requirements for this qualification however possession of English and numeracy skills equivalent to Year 10 would provide a desirable starting point.

The Health Industry dictates that all students going on placement in health care facilities provide a certified copy of an Australian Police Check. To obtain this document please contact the Australian Federal Police on (02) 6202 3333. Any costs associated with these documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.

Recommended

It is also recommended that you consider immunisation for Hepatitis B prior to undertaking placement in the health sector.

Course Structure:

Course Structure
Total number of units = 13
7 core unit plus
6 elective units consisting of:

  • at least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C
  • 2 or 3 other units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support. Depending on the choice of electives is determines the award of a qualification with a particular specialisation.

Core Units:

CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support

Electives dependent on chosen specialisation:

Ageing specialisation electives (3):

CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia

Disability specialisation electives (4):

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

Community and Home specialisation electives (4):

CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services

And either:

CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Or

CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Other Electives:

HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Provide individualised support
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Support independence and well-being
  • Work with diverse people
  • Work legally and ethically
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • Provide first aid

How does the learning happen?

National College of Business Management’s approach to learning is flexible. We respond to the needs of employers, employees and the individual students who we work with. The method for your training for the Certificate III in Individualised Support will be mixed mode including work placement, work based projects, face-to-face classroom learning, and online learning.

This learning is supported by print resources, compulsory face to face training sessions, on-line resources, work placement and work-based projects making the learning easier, more convenient, and more importantly, more relevant to the job.

A qualified assessor will meet with participants on a weekly basis, to support, coach and assess learning. The coach will also be available to communicate with participants via phone, email or any other form of communication that suits the participant outside of the class environment.

Information required to address the performance criteria for each of the elements of the units has been integrated into the learning resources as appropriate.

Work Placement

Unlike some other training organisations, National College of Business Management arranges your work placement for you! We work with local aged care, disability service providers and home and community service providers to ensure that our students receive the best outcomes from their training. Our work placements are with  real potential employers where possible providing our students with the real possibility of employment once they have gained their qualification.

Potential Job Opportunities:

The following occupations may be possible with this qualification:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Community care worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Support Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)
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