Individual Support (Ageing, Disability and Home Care)

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Workplace shortages in the aged care sector are inhibiting Australia’s ability to meet increasing demands for high-quality aged care and qualified workers.

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Individual Support Courses

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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability and/or Home Care)

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement 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.

We offer the following options for specialisation in the Certificate III in Individual Support:

  • one specialisation in either Ageing, Disability and or Home Care
  • two specialisations in either Ageing, Disability and or Home Care
  • three specialisations in Ageing, Disability and Home Care

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Units Covered

There are 13 units in this course:
• Provide individual support
• Support independence and well being
• Communicate and work in health or community Services
• Work with diverse people
• Work legally and ethically
• Recognise healthy body systems
• Follow safe work practices for direct client care
• Meet personal support needs
• Facilitate the empowerment of older people
• Provide support for people living with dementia
• Deliver care service using a palliative approach
• Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
• Provide first aid


Employment Outcomes for Certificate III Graduates

• Accommodation Support Worker
• Home Care Assistant
• Planned Activity Assistant
• School Support Officer (Disability)
• Aged Care Worker
• Disability Services Worker
• Residential Disability Support Worker
• Respite Care Worker
• Community Housing Worker

 

Work Placement

Individual Support courses have a mandatory 120 hours of work placement to be undertaken the course.

Course Upgrade – Dual Qualifications

Students may choose to upgrade to a Cert IV qualification on completion of the Cert III (students who already hold the Cert III qualification may also choose to upgrade to the Certificate IV). This will provide graduates with dual qualifications and increase higher-level employment opportunities.

Credit transfer is applied in the Cert IV course for all units already achieved in the Cert III. Call the College for more details.

Payment Options

You may pay for your course by cash or credit card or we can arrange a payment plan to suit your needs. OR you may decide to utilise a Study Loan:

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Course Code

CHC33015 Certificate lll in Individual Support
(with one, two or three specialisations)

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

20 Weeks

Units

13 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

0100113

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

26 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Units covered

There are 18 units in this course:
• Facilitate the interest and rights of clients
• Facilitate the empowerment of older people
• Coordinate services for older people
• Implement interventions with older people at risk
• Provide support for people living with dementia
• Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
• Meet personal support needs
• Support independence and well being
• Support relationships with carers and families
• Work with diverse people
• Manage legal and ethical compliance
• Deliver care services using a palliative approach
• Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
• Recognise healthy body systems
• Follow safe work practices for direct client care
• Communicate and work in health or community services
• Facilitate the empowerment of people living with a disability
• Provide first aid

Employment Outcomes for Certificate IV Graduates

• Community Program Coordinator
• Aged Care Activity Worker
• Care Services Team Leader
• Care Supervisor
• Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
• Disability Officer – Day Support
• Disability Support Worker
• Leisure and Therapy Assistant
• Residential Care Officer
• Care Team Leader
• Community Program Coordinator
• Accommodation Support Worker
• Personal Support Worker

 

Work Placement

Individual Support courses have a mandatory 120 hours of work placement to be undertaken the course.

Course Upgrade – Dual Qualifications

Students may choose to upgrade to a Cert IV qualification on completion of the Cert III (students who already hold the Cert III qualification may also choose to upgrade to the Certificate IV). This will provide graduates with dual qualifications and increase higher-level employment opportunities.

Credit transfer is applied in the Cert IV course for all units already achieved in the Cert III. Call the College for more details.

Payment Options

You may pay for your course by cash or credit card or we can arrange a payment plan to suit your needs. OR you may decide to utilise a Study Loan:

Study Loans – Financing your future

Specialising only in student loans, Study Loans is the first dedicated private student loan provider in Australia – it provides a new kind of finance for students seeking assistance in paying for their vocational and tertiary education. Study Loans are all about helping people advance in their careers to reach their full potential by providing the necessary funds to pay for tuition fees during those criterial periods of education.

Click Payment Information for more details.

Course Code

CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

30 Weeks

Units

18 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

0100114

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

26 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability and/or Home Care)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability and/or Home Care)

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement 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.

We offer the following options for specialisation in the Certificate III in Individual Support:

  • one specialisation in either Ageing, Disability and or Home Care
  • two specialisations in either Ageing, Disability and or Home Care
  • three specialisations in Ageing, Disability and Home Care

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Units Covered

There are 13 units in this course:
• Provide individual support
• Support independence and well being
• Communicate and work in health or community Services
• Work with diverse people
• Work legally and ethically
• Recognise healthy body systems
• Follow safe work practices for direct client care
• Meet personal support needs
• Facilitate the empowerment of older people
• Provide support for people living with dementia
• Deliver care service using a palliative approach
• Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
• Provide first aid


Employment Outcomes for Certificate III Graduates

• Accommodation Support Worker
• Home Care Assistant
• Planned Activity Assistant
• School Support Officer (Disability)
• Aged Care Worker
• Disability Services Worker
• Residential Disability Support Worker
• Respite Care Worker
• Community Housing Worker

 

Work Placement

Individual Support courses have a mandatory 120 hours of work placement to be undertaken the course.

Course Upgrade – Dual Qualifications

Students may choose to upgrade to a Cert IV qualification on completion of the Cert III (students who already hold the Cert III qualification may also choose to upgrade to the Certificate IV). This will provide graduates with dual qualifications and increase higher-level employment opportunities.

Credit transfer is applied in the Cert IV course for all units already achieved in the Cert III. Call the College for more details.

Payment Options

You may pay for your course by cash or credit card or we can arrange a payment plan to suit your needs. OR you may decide to utilise a Study Loan:

Study Loans – Financing your future

Specialising only in student loans, Study Loans is the first dedicated private student loan provider in Australia – it provides a new kind of finance for students seeking assistance in paying for their vocational and tertiary education. Study Loans are all about helping people advance in their careers to reach their full potential by providing the necessary funds to pay for tuition fees during those criterial periods of education.

Click Payment Information for more details.

Course Code

CHC33015 Certificate lll in Individual Support
(with one, two or three specialisations)

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

20 Weeks

Units

13 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

0100113

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

26 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Certificate IV in Ageing Support

This qualification reflects the role of support workers who complete specialised tasks and functions in aged services; either in residential, home or community-based environments. Workers will take responsibility for their own outputs within defined organisation guidelines and maintain quality service delivery through the development, facilitation and review of individualised service planning and delivery. Workers may be required to demonstrate leadership and have limited responsibility for the organisation and the quantity and quality of outputs of others within limited parameters.

We can also make flexible part-time arrangements if you choose to study at a slower pace.

Units covered

There are 18 units in this course:
• Facilitate the interest and rights of clients
• Facilitate the empowerment of older people
• Coordinate services for older people
• Implement interventions with older people at risk
• Provide support for people living with dementia
• Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
• Meet personal support needs
• Support independence and well being
• Support relationships with carers and families
• Work with diverse people
• Manage legal and ethical compliance
• Deliver care services using a palliative approach
• Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
• Recognise healthy body systems
• Follow safe work practices for direct client care
• Communicate and work in health or community services
• Facilitate the empowerment of people living with a disability
• Provide first aid

Employment Outcomes for Certificate IV Graduates

• Community Program Coordinator
• Aged Care Activity Worker
• Care Services Team Leader
• Care Supervisor
• Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)
• Disability Officer – Day Support
• Disability Support Worker
• Leisure and Therapy Assistant
• Residential Care Officer
• Care Team Leader
• Community Program Coordinator
• Accommodation Support Worker
• Personal Support Worker

 

Work Placement

Individual Support courses have a mandatory 120 hours of work placement to be undertaken the course.

Course Upgrade – Dual Qualifications

Students may choose to upgrade to a Cert IV qualification on completion of the Cert III (students who already hold the Cert III qualification may also choose to upgrade to the Certificate IV). This will provide graduates with dual qualifications and increase higher-level employment opportunities.

Credit transfer is applied in the Cert IV course for all units already achieved in the Cert III. Call the College for more details.

Payment Options

You may pay for your course by cash or credit card or we can arrange a payment plan to suit your needs. OR you may decide to utilise a Study Loan:

Study Loans – Financing your future

Specialising only in student loans, Study Loans is the first dedicated private student loan provider in Australia – it provides a new kind of finance for students seeking assistance in paying for their vocational and tertiary education. Study Loans are all about helping people advance in their careers to reach their full potential by providing the necessary funds to pay for tuition fees during those criterial periods of education.

Click Payment Information for more details.

Course Code

CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Start Dates

February, April, July and October

Duration

30 Weeks

Units

18 Units (subjects)

CRICOS Code (International Students)

0100114

CRICOS Duration (International Students)

26 Weeks

Course Offered At

Glebe and Norwest

Career Pathways
  • Nurse's Aide
  • Community Access Coordinator
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Leisure and Therapy Assistant
  • Residential Care Officer
  • Community Program Coordinator
  • Care Services Team Leader
  • Personal Support Worker
Related Industry Sectors
  • Aged Care
  • Disability Care

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