CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

All you need to know!

Start studying a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)at HERC!

This qualification is the entry level qualification for workers in the ageing, community and disability sectors. The certificate course has been developed to provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to gain employment in residential aged care or home and community care in the role of personal care worker; care assistant, care worker; residential care worker; or home care assistant. This course is designed for school leavers through to adult learners wishing either to enter the aged care sector, to enter a different industry sector and/or those already working in the aged care industry and seeking to up-skill.

The below information outlines all you need to know to get started on the track of your new career. It covers study dates, fees, course outlines, information on how to apply and any necessary entry requirements you may need.

Please get in touch with the team at HERC if you need any assistance or further info.

As part of this course you will learn:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a Care worker
  • To provide personal care and support to people
  • To support people to maintain their independence
  • To carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • To support people living with dementia
  • To support family members who become the carer
  • The principles of identifying and maintaining a healthy body system
  • The key elements of safety in the workplace
  • Communication, working with diverse people and work legally and ethically in a residential and community based setting
  • Palliative care

This course is delivered over 16 weeks intensive study (not including any applicable holiday periods) in our training rooms at 182 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000.

This includes:

  • 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) between 9:00am and 3:00pm classroom delivery including simulated training in our SIM lab
  • At least one day a week self-directed learning
  • Up to 4 weeks full time supervised work placement (minimum 120 hours)

This is subject to change

The next CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course is starting on the 11th November 2019.

  • Be of working age
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent level of study
  • Australian Citizen or hold a permanent residency visa

Students are required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to acceptance into this course.

The LLN test endeavours to identify the skill level of the applicants by assessing:

  • general reading skills
  • the ability for the applicant to follow simple instructions
  • the ability for the applicant to perform mathematical tasks that require addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
  • assessing reading, writing, spelling and comprehension

HERC is a leading registered training organisation in the health profession, we offer:

  • Fully qualified nurse educators that have experience in acute, mental health and aged care settings
  • Professional service supported by our Student Support Team
  • A supportive learning environment that includes a variety of teaching methods
  • Fully equipped training rooms, student facilities and practical simulation lab
  • Access to our library, computers and WIFI, during business hours
  • Fill in an application form
  • Attend a mandatory information session followed by a group interview with two educators. This will cover:
    • Course delivery and duration
    • What you will learn in the course
    • Cost of course
    • Eligibility for training subsidies through Department of State Growth, Tasmania
    • What you need to do to undertake the course
    • Why you should choose to study at HERC
  • Complete the compulsory Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment

The Certificate III in Individual Support is a funded course under the Department of State Growth and is available at the subsidised rate of $400 for eligible students. There may be limited funded places available.

To be eligible for the funding:

  • The potential learner must be a Tasmanian Resident (a Tasmanian resident is defined as a permanent resident of Australia living in Tasmania for a minimum of six (6) months)
  • The potential learner must be aged 15 years or older
    Further to this, to be eligible for the funding, you must be defined as a job seeker.

A job seeker is someone who is:

  • Not a school student as defined by Sections 3 and 4 of the Education Act 1994; OR
  • Registered with an Employment Service Provider (ESP); OR
  • An income support recipient who is not currently required to meet activity test or participation requirements; OR
  • A participant in an Australian Government labour market program; OR
  • Not currently working and seeking or intending to seek paid employment or self-employment after completing the qualification; OR
  • Not working and participating in volunteering activities; OR
  • A person currently employed who’s contract of employment is classified as “casual” unless otherwise specified in the documentation for each program

The course will cost $4,836 in total, including a $400 non-refundable enrolment fee.

There may be funding available for eligible students through the Department of State Growth Tasmania which will reduce the cost of the fees. Please see above section for eligibility criteria.

All students accepted into the course will be required to set up a payment plan at the beginning of the course, which will direct debit the associated fees each week/fortnight/month.

To achieve this qualification, a total of 13 units must be successfully completed, which comprise of 7 core units plus 6 elective units.

On successful completion of the qualification, students will be awarded the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core Unit
CHCAGE001 Facilitate empowerment of older people Elective Unit: Specialised (Ageing)
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core Unit
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core Unit
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement Elective Unit: Specialised (Ageing)
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective Unit: Specialised
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core Unit
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being Core Unit
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective Unit: General
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core Unit
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective Unit: Specialised (Mental Health)
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective Unit: Specialised
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core Unit

Please note

HERC are obligated under the training standards to ensure students undertaking courses are fully informed of the course requirements, course fees and are going to be successful at completing the qualification and successful at gaining employment. In order to do this, HERC require applicants to complete a questionnaire and language, literacy and numeracy test as a way to determine this and if not, suggest support options.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander &; culturally and linguistically diverse background applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in applying for the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course, please register for a compulsory Information Session & Group Interview below.

If you have any questions regarding the Certificate III, please do not hesitate to contact HERC.

HERC is not a CRICOS approved course provider.

To be considered fora place in the course starting on 11th November 2019 you must register for an Information Session by completing the following form.

IMPORTANT: You may only register for ONE information session.

Register for Monday 14th October 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Register for Tuesday 15th October 9:30am – 11:30am

Register for Wednesday 16th October 1:00pm – 3:00pm