CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
  • Support community participation and social inclusion (CHCDIS003)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (CHCDIS001)

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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) - Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference in a person’s life, have great personal satisfaction as well as flexible hours, then a career in providing individual support services to the elderly or people with a disability, could be for you.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) is your first step in opening the door to a challenging and rewarding career in a growing industry. Providing services to elderly people or people with a disability in their own home, residential care facilities, aged care facilities or day care/respite settings, you could find work as a care support worker, personal carer, residential care worker or day care support carer.

To be successful in this course, you will need to be a compassionate and caring person who communicates well. You will have a real desire to work with the elderly or people with a disability in all aspects of their daily living requirements, as well to empower a person to achieve their desired levels of independence, self-confidence and community involvement.

This course is also a great introduction to CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability (Medication Included) that will help you further progress your career as a care team leader, care supervisor or care co-ordinator.

PLEASE NOTE:
This course replaces the following courses:

  • CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care
  • CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community Care
  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability

Online learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions;
  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Mixed mode learning – using coursebooks (sent to you), online resources and practical sessions; and
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • how to use different communication styles for the elderly
  • how to use various mobility and transfer equipment
  • infection control procedures
  • how to empower the elderly or people with a disability and support them to maintain their independence to ensure they have a quality life
  • how to work legally and ethically
  • how to assist with the organising, delivery and monitoring of different support services required by the elderly
  • first aid
  • the key principles of person centred support and promoting independence
  • the use of alternative strategies and techniques to communicate with people who have a disability
  • safe manual handling techniques when providing support to people with a disability
  • how to facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • how to contribute to the ongoing skills development of the person with a disability using a strengths based approach
  • how to encourage community participation and social inclusion

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to confidently utilise the technical skills and knowledge gained to provide individualised support to the elderly, who require a variety of support needs, while applying:

  • knowledge of procedural practices setting
  • strategies to manage legal and ethical compliance in an organisational context
  • a person centred approach
  • strategies that will maximise independence
  • active support that facilitates the empowerment of service users
  • knowledge of procedural practices within a residential aged care facility or home and community as well within a disability support organisational context
  • practices to work within legal and ethical guidelines of direct care

Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued a certificate in CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) where competency has been achieved, giving you the skills to participate in further study in preparation for employment.

What to Bring

  • All course material will be sent to you and is inclusive of course fees.
  • You will need a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Prerequisite: Essential

*An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills are required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

  • Obtain a National Criminal Check (Police check)
  • Obtain a Working With Children Check (WWCC) if required by work placement facility
  • Provide a NSW Vaccination record (if required by work placement facility)

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Study Load

All students will undertake training comprised of livestream video classes, home study and 120 hours work placement. The amount of home study required is dependent on the experience of the student and is in addition to livestream video class hours.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Career Opportunities

CHC30113 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) is the entry level requirement to work in residential aged care or disability care. You could undertake a role as a:

  • Aged Care Worker,
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Assistant

Core Unit Components (7)

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

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33015

Elective Unit Components (8)

  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • 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

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33015

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 120 hours of work placement.

Please note: The practical workplace component is scheduled at various stages through the course. Please be aware that this schedule may need to change if Government restrictions are still in place when the work placement is scheduled.

  • Completion of 120 hours in an aged care and/or disability service facility is required where you will work as a volunteer student during work-placement.
  • Work placement will be divided between an aged care facility and a disability service to ensure all requirements of the training package are met.
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to obtain one or all of the following which will be confirmed during the enrolment process and at your course induction. If required Macquarie Community College will assist you with this application process.

1. A current Working with Children’s check (free of charge for volunteer’s)
2. A current National Criminal check (between $50-$60)
3. An up to date vaccination record (any GP or vaccination costs)

  • Suitable work placement clothing is required. i.e., black pants, white polo shirt and leather (or leather like) fully enclosed shoes with non-slip soles.

What Can I Study Next?

Upon completion of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation), you may go on to study other Certificate IV, Diploma or Bachelor courses in Allied Health areas such as CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you in accordance with the training package.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability Specialisation) is available in the following learning mode:

  • Online learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online. Ongoing trainer support is available to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Please note: Face-to-face classes may resume before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Some resources used in class include:

  • text book references
  • white board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • class discussions and group tasks
  • case studies and scenarios
  • practical simulation and group role play

Important Information

Macquarie Community College will seek work placement on your behalf and, where possible, an Aged Care and Disability facilities of your choice.

Please be aware that the scheduled work placement and first aid practical components of our community service courses are on hold until all COVID-19 related Government, aged care/disability facilities and child care centre restrictions have been lifted. Your trainer will keep you advised throughout your course.

Logistical Information

This is an online course with classes held via livestream video classes over Zoom.

Face-to-face classes may resume at one of our campuses before the end of the course, depending on the Government’s recommendations at the time, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course testimonials:

  • Leanne said: Enjoyed every moment of the course from learning so much information, work placement and meeting new friends. Had a great teacher who encouraged and supported me throughout this journey.

  • Yaa said: I enjoyed all of the classes and also the people there were very kind. I have the best teacher in class. Thank you very much Jas for teaching me.

  • Amelia said: Meeting and making good friends. The trainer was really good especially the practical part. Enjoyed every bit of the course and I would highly recommend MCC to my friends and family. Thank you MCC.