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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)

  • Certificate

The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is designed for workers in the community or residential setting who provide individualised support to the aged or people with disabilities. They must use discretion and judgement and take responsibility for their own outputs. They are taught the factual, technical and procedural knowledge of the concepts and practices required. Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. Our course is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings. This course supersedes the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Course Code
CHC33015, 093194D
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Fees
$5,800 total

About this course

The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) is designed for workers in the community or residential setting who provide individualised support to the aged or people with disabilities. They must use discretion and judgement and take responsibility for their own outputs. They are taught the factual, technical and procedural knowledge of the concepts and practices required. Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. Our course is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings. This course supersedes the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

Entry requirements

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

Study locations

North Melbourne Campus

Melbourne Campus

Perth Campus

Sydney Campus

Online

Career pathways

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

Course structure

14 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 7 core units
  • 7 elective units
CORE UNITS 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 GROUP A ELECTIVES – AGEING SPECIALISATION CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people  CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia  CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs  GROUP B ELECTIVES – DISABILITY SPECIALISATION 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  CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability 

Credit for prior study or work

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

  • Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
  • Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
  • Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
  • A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.