Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
This qualification reflects the role of workers in community and/or residential settings, who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Discretion and judgement is required 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-centred support.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of practical work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
|Delivery Mode||Face-to-face: 13.5hrs/week|
The following unit of competencies are covered in this course:
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Elec|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Elec|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Elec|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||Elec|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||Elec|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Elec|
Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an aged care, home and community services workplace for the unit CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing. This will enable the students to acquire the skills and knowledge they require to work in the aged care, home and community services workplace.
Note: There could be additional documentation requirements from the workplace e.g., National police clearance, immunisation record etc. Students are responsible for these documents, which could incur additional cost.
Students must be aged 18 or above and have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or an appropriate Certificate II qualification in related fields of study.
English proficiency requirement:
- IELTS overall score of 5.5
- TOEFL (iBT) score of 46
- PTE Academic score of 45
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
AIC staff will review an applicant’s language, literacy and numeracy skills during the application process with writing tasks and one-on-one interviews. If the review determines the applicant would benefit from a thorough language, literacy and numeracy skill assessment, AIC staff will discuss further options with the applicant as outlined in its Enrolment Policy.
Pathways from the qualification:
Students who undertake the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) are provided with advice of further training options. Students who gain this qualification can further their study in a range of Diploma of community services with AIC and Community Service degrees qualifications with other providers.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Aged Care Worker
- Connecting Care Worker
- Residential Support Worker
- Health Services Assistant
- Home Care Assistant
- Personal Care Assistant
- Healthcare Worker
- Patient Services Assistant
- Seniors Care
- Personal Care Worker
- Residential Care Worker
- Community Care Worker
- Patient Care Assistant
- Elderly Aid
- Aged Care Support Worker
- Individual Support Worker
- Aged Care Social Worker
- Respite Worker