Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community Care)
Are you ready to learn new skills?
Are you seeking a rewarding career in an industry with high employment opportunities?
This could be the course for you.
A nationally recognised qualification for gaining employment in a rewarding career as a support worker in a care environment.
This qualification reflects the role of support workers in the community and/or residential setting following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require assistance 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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
This course is delivered face-to-face by our college’s highly skilled, professional, current, and industry-experienced trainer and assessors. Our college provides a simulated learning environment for building the foundation and preparation for attendance at the mandatory workplace component of this qualification.
Course Entry Requirements
There are no pre-requisite educational requirements for enrolment in this course.
Current clear police check for working with vulnerable people in aged or disability services.
Evidence of receiving the flu vaccination. Note: no residential aged care workplace will accept a student for placement who has not had the flu vaccination and supplied evidence of same.
A 10-digit Unique Student Identifier (USI). Everyone who completes accredited training in Australia must hold a USI. If you do not currently hold a USI you will need to obtain one from https://www.usi.gov.au/your-usi/create-usi prior to enrolling.
Complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment task. (A link to the LLN Robot is supplied by the college at enrolment.) The LLN Robot provides a report on the individual candidate’s results including a training support program and, where applicable, a supplemental workbook with a series of self-paced activities is generated for the learner to complete prior to the course commencing. A copy of this report and the supplemental workbook is supplied to the candidate by the college.
Attend training during school holidays in preparation for working in the care environment which operates 24/7.
Availability to attend the 120-hour mandatory work placement component for this qualification working to the support service provider shift times, for example, 0630hr – 1530hr.
Understanding that you must abide by Camden Haven Community College Code of Conduct and other relevant policies.
CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support (Home and Community) Core Units (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
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Specialisation Elective Units (4)
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people OR
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Plus, all of the following units:
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
Candidates with a disadvantage or barrier to access subsidised training under Smart and Skilled, may be eligible for places under the ACE Program.
FEE - individuals eligible for Smart and Skilled Full Qualification (First Qualification)
FEE - individuals eligible for Smart and Skilled Full Qualification (Further Qualification)
FEE - individuals eligible for Smart and Skilled AND eligible for Concession
FEE - individuals eligible for Smart and Skilled AND eligible for Exemption