Qualification Description

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered 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-centered support.

Career Outcomes

  •     Accommodation Support Worker
  •     Food Services Worker (Aged Care)
  •     Personal Care Giver
  •     Respite Care Worker
  •     Residential Care Worker
  •     Care Assistant
  •     Residential Support Worker

Some of the tasks to be completed as part of the above roles are:-

  •     Showering clients
  •     Dressing clients
  •     Shopping
  •     Social Activities
  •     Cleaning

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to provide a national police check at enrolment and complete your first aid certificate before commencing work placement. You may also be required to obtain a flu vaccination.

To obtain a police check go to the following website.

For those students that choose the disability or home and community services specialisations you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check.

ANTS will organise your first aid class for you with our preferred provider that attends the ANTS office to deliver the training.

Entry Requirements

  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10) or;
  • Reading and Writing Skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Oral Communication skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N) – ACSF level 3
  • 15 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Police check

You will be assessed on your language, literacy and numeracy skills at enrolment to ensure you have the skills in line with ACSF level 3. If you do not meet the required skills you may need to complete foundational skills training with an approved provider before you can enrol to complete this qualification with ANTS

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13

7 core units plus

6 elective units

Packaging for each specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

At least four units from Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).

Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The electives that are delivered by ANTS are listed below:

Core Units – All specialties

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

HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units – Ageing Speciality

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Elective Units – Disability Specialty

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

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Elective Units – Home and Community speciality

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

Elective Units – Ageing and Home and Community speciality

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

For more information please refer to https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33015

Work Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated aged care, disability or home and community organisation to be deemed competent for this qualification. ANTS will organise this work placement for you or for other options and a list of available locations please contact us directly.

Along with your police check you will also need to obtain HLTAID003 Provide first aid prior to commencing your placement. If you chose the Disability or Home and Community specialisation you will also need to obtain a working with children check.

Some facilities may also require you to obtain a flu vaccination.

 

How long will it take?

Duration is dependent on training delivery mode, individual experience and skills. Students are required to complete a volume of learning of approximately 1200 hours comprising of guided learning, individual study, assessments and work placement. Generally the course takes up to a year to complete.

Please contact us for the class timetable.

Delivery Options

Blended – Combination of face to face and distance learning

Course Cost

Subsidised government subsidy may be available for eligible students under the Smart and Skilled initiative. See our Smart and Skilled funding page for more details

Full fee paying students:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) – $1000

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) – $1000

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) – $1000

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) – $1250

Please see refer to the student handbook for any further administration fees that will be applicable to your studies.

Additional Costs

Police Check – $27.50 – $49.50

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid – $65

Flu Vaccination – $10 – $150 – this depends on the location you obtain the flu vaccination from and any costs associated with visiting a medical practitioner

Working with Children Check – this can be obtained from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian website. For students and volunteers this check is free of charge with a 1 year expiry. For a full check with a 5 year expiry the cost is $80. Students who will be under the age of 18 during their placement are not required to obtain a WWCC check.

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

 

Credit Transfer

Australian Nursing and Training Services has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations

 

Assessment

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation, completion of assignments / projects and practical demonstrations in a simulated or workplace environment.