CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support

Previously Aged Care

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

    This course will train you to provide person-centred support to older people in an aged care setting, in their home or in the community.

    You will learn how to provide physical, social and emotional support to clients. You will also learn how to work as part of a team with other professionals such as nurses, healthcare workers and support workers.

    You will complete four weeks of work placement with one of our industry partners to help you put your skills into practice. With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified staff in the sector. Many of our students are offered work on completion of their placement.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 7 core units and 6 elective units.  Holmesglen has chosen elective units based on industry feedback and skills required for the job.  If you have already completed other eligible units, they may be counted towards this program.

    Note: You may be offered a choice between two elective units:
    * HLTHPS006  Assist clients with medication 
    * CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

    Eligibility to study the medication unit is directly related to your working levels in English and math.

    You will need to attend classes two days per week from 9.30am – 4pm.  You will also need to complete some online learning tasks.  Work placement is split into two, 2-week blocks and is from 7am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.  Holmesglen will find your placement for you.  You will be supported by a Holmesglen trainer during your placement.

    Assessment

    • Written and online tasks; • Work related projects; • Simulation; and • Workplace assessment.

    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

    Electives

    CodeName
    HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication
    CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • 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

    You will need to:

    • Be at least 18 years old at the start of the course;
    • Attend an interview;
    • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment;
    • Speak, read and write English well;
    • Have good interpersonal communication skills;
    • Show suitability for working in the aged care sector; and
    • Provide a clear Victorian Police National Records Check before you start the course.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    When you pass the course, you will receive the nationally endorsed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community).

    A statement of results may be awarded for passing individual units.

    Pathways

    You may wish to progress to:

    CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health if you would like to plan and run activities for people living in residential care.

    CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability if you would like to support people with disability. There are many job opportunities in this area following the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

    HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. Many students work in Aged Care while studying a nursing qualification.

    Career Opportunities

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

    Program Commencement

    • Chadstone Campus - Semester 1:
      Group 1       Classes commence Tuesday 6 February 2018
                           Classes finish Wednesday 27 June 2018
                           Classes are conducted every Tuesday and Wednesday 
       
      Group 2       
      Classes commence Monday 23 April 2018
                           Classes finish Wednesday 12 September 2018
                           Classes are conducted every Tuesday and Wednesday, after the first week
    • Moorabbin Campus - Semester 1:
      Group 1       
      Classes commence Thursday 8 February 2018
                           Classes finish Friday 29 June 2018
                           Classes are conducted every Thursday and Friday
          
    • Chadstone Campus - Semester 2:
      Group 1       
      Classes commence July 2018
                           Classes finish December 2018
                           Classes are conducted every Tuesday and Wednesday
        
    • Moorabbin Campus - Semester 2:
      Group 1       
      Classes commence July 2018                    
                           Classes finish December 2018
                           Classes are conducted every Thursday and Friday

    Attendance

    • Two days per week from 9.30am – 4pm.
    • Online learning (approximately 3 hours per week).
    • Four weeks of work placement from 7am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.

  • 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

    This course will train you to provide person-centred support to older people in an aged care setting, in their home or in the community.

    You will learn how to provide physical, social and emotional support to clients. You will also learn how to work as part of a team with other professionals such as nurses, healthcare workers and support workers.

    You will complete four weeks of work placement with one of our industry partners to help you put your skills into practice. With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified staff in the sector. Many of our students are offered work on completion of their placement.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 7 core units and 6 elective units.  Holmesglen has chosen elective units based on industry feedback and skills required for the job.  If you have already completed other eligible units, they may be counted towards this program.

    Note: You may be offered a choice between two elective units:
    * HLTHPS006  Assist clients with medication 
    * CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

    Eligibility to study the medication unit is directly related to your working levels in English and math.

    You will need to attend classes two days per week from 9.30am – 4pm.  You will also need to complete some online learning tasks.  Work placement is split into two, 2-week blocks and is from 7am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.  Holmesglen will find your placement for you.  You will be supported by a Holmesglen trainer during your placement.

    Assessment

    • Written and online tasks; • Work related projects; • Simulation; and • Workplace assessment.

    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

    Electives

    CodeName
    HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication
    CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • 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

    You will need to:

    • Be at least 18 years old at the start of the course;
    • Attend an interview;
    • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment;
    • Speak, read and write English well;
    • Have good interpersonal communication skills;
    • Show suitability for working in the aged care sector; and
    • Provide a clear Victorian Police National Records Check before you start the course.
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    When you pass the course, you will receive the nationally endorsed CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community).

    A statement of results may be awarded for passing individual units.

    Pathways

    You may wish to progress to:

    CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health if you would like to plan and run activities for people living in residential care.

    CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability if you would like to support people with disability. There are many job opportunities in this area following the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

    HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. Many students work in Aged Care while studying a nursing qualification.

    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 2018: $6,400 per year