CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support

Previously Aged Care

Program code CHC33015
Start date(s) February/March/July
Program length Full time: 6 months
Campus Chadstone; Moorabbin
Study mode Mixed delivery
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    Holmesglen's aged care and disability courses have built a reputation for quality, best practice training. This course supports the role of workers in the community and/or residential settings, who provide person-centred support to people requiring care due to ageing, disability or for some other reason. 

    You will learn how to use discretion and judgement with individual support, as well as taking responsibility for your own actions. You will gain factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 7 core units and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Students are required to attend 2 days a week (March intake students will attend 3 days a week). Learning consists of face-to-face and online activities. You must also complete 4 weeks (150 hours) industry placement in two, 2-week blocks. Holmesglen provides support in securing industry placement and you will be supervised during placement by an experienced Holmesglen trainer.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, work related projects and workplace demonstrations.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
    HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
    CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
    HLTAAP001Recognise Healthy body systems
    CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services
    CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
    CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to reduce the number of units you are required to study by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    Selection Process

    Applicants will be required to:

    • Be at least 18 years of age at commencement of the course
    • Attend a pre-enrolment interview
    • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment
    • Speak, read and write English effectively
    • Have effective interpersonal communication skills
    • Show suitability for working in the aged care sector
    • Undertake and receive a clear Victorian Police National Records Check (prior to commencing the course).
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

    A statement of attainment may be awarded for successful completion of individual units.

    Pathways

    Career Opportunities

    • Personal care assistant
    • Nursing assistant
    • Personal care worker
    • Community worker
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    • Chadstone Campus - Semester 1:
      Group 1       Classes commence Tuesday 14 February 2017
                           Classes finish Wednesday 28 June 2017
                           Classes are conducted every Tuesday and Wednesday 
       
      Group 2       
      Classes commence Monday 6 March 2017
                           Classes finish Wednesday 21 June 2017
                           Classes are conducted every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday    
    • Moorabbin Campus - Semester 1:
      Group 1       
      Classes commence Thursday 16 February 2017
                           Classes finish Friday 30 June 2017
                           Classes are conducted every Thursday and Friday
          
    • Chadstone Campus - Semester 2:
      Group 1       
      Classes commence Tuesday 25 July 2017
                           Classes finish Wednesday 6 December 2017
                           Classes are conducted every Tuesday and Wednesday
        
    • Moorabbin Campus - Semester 2:
      Group 1       
      Classes commence Thursday 27 July 2017
                           Classes finish Friday 8 December 2017
                           Classes are conducted every Thursday and Friday
    All students are required to complete four weeks of practical placement from 7 am to 3.30 pm.

    Attendance

    Students commencing the course in February 2017 and July 2017 will attend classes two days per week. Students commencing in March 2017 will attend classes three days per week in order to complete the course by June 2017.

    As well as face-to-face classes, students are required to complete several online activities. All students must also complete four weeks of practical placement to be awarded the qualification. Placements will be held from 7 am to 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday, as two 2-week placements.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Community & Transitional Education Department
    03 9564 2067
    communityservices@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    $2700 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE CHC33015

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$2700
    Full Fee$7100

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    The tuition fees shown are what you can expect to pay if you are commencing study in 2017.

    These are not your fees. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    You should note that fees may change in 2017.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – concession, subsidised and full fee.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

  • Program Overview

    Holmesglen's aged care and disability courses have built a reputation for quality, best practice training. This course supports the role of workers in the community and/or residential settings, who provide person-centred support to people requiring care due to ageing, disability or for some other reason. 

    You will learn how to use discretion and judgement with individual support, as well as taking responsibility for your own actions. You will gain factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 7 core units and 6 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Students are required to attend 2 days a week (March intake students will attend 3 days a week). Learning consists of face-to-face and online activities. You must also complete 4 weeks (150 hours) industry placement in two, 2-week blocks. Holmesglen provides support in securing industry placement and you will be supervised during placement by an experienced Holmesglen trainer.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, work related projects and workplace demonstrations.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
    CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
    HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
    CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
    HLTAAP001Recognise Healthy body systems
    CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services
    CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
    CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
    CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    HLTAID003Provide first aid
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to reduce the number of units you are required to study by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • Victoria Police National Records Check
    • International students: English Language Skills equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic).
    • International students: Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.

    Selection Process

    Applicants will be required to:

    • Be at least 18 years of age at commencement of the course
    • Attend a pre-enrolment interview
    • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment
    • Speak, read and write English effectively
    • Have effective interpersonal communication skills
    • Show suitability for working in the aged care sector
    • Undertake and receive a clear Victorian Police National Records Check (prior to commencing the course).
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.

    A statement of attainment may be awarded for successful completion of individual units.

    Pathways

    Career Opportunities

    • Personal care assistant
    • Nursing assistant
    • Personal care worker
    • Community worker
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2017: $6,300