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

  • aged care course
  • course in aged care
  • individual support course
  • Nationally recognised training
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) CHC33015
Aged care course, certificate in aged care


  • Interest free payment plans
  • 30 day no obligation period
  • Government subsidies
  • Self-paced for busy people
  • Class based from 1 day per week
  • Distance/online mode with support
  • Unlimited trainer support
  • Work placement support
  • Friendly and supportive trainers
  • Modern online learning platform
  • Online short courses to complement learning


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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
Also Known as: Aged care course, course in aged care, Certificate 3 in aged care, online aged care course

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support - aged care course is your passport to a new and exciting career. Structured for adult learners who want to get working sooner rather than later. The Certificate III in Individual Support - aged care course covers topics such as palliative care, supervision and leadership, manual handling, infection control, care plans, dementia and community care. After completing the Certificate III in Individual Support - aged care course you could be employed as a home care assistant, care worker, personal care assistant, community care worker or residential care worker. With interest free payment options, unlimited support and a high graduation rate - FTTA is the best place to start your new career. Enrol in the Certificate III in Individual Support today and get started.



This course is estimated to take 400-1200 hours to complete depending on experience, previous training and abilities. Most adult learners complete this course in 500-600 hours due to experience in the workforce and general life skills.



Students have up to 18 months to complete the course.



Perth WA, Mandurah, Fremantle, Midland, Joondalup, Bunbury, Busselton, Albany, Geraldton and many other locations in Western Australia.


Overview

Working in aged care – a guide


People who work in aged care can take on many different roles and many different titles such as Multi-skilled carers and Support workers.

While there are many roles and positions in the aged care industry, the three main areas are:

  • Residential aged care facilities
  • Home and Community Care or HACC
  • Hospitals and transitional care

A residential aged care facility is a place where a large number of elderly people live who need regular support and supervision. The support services provided to the residents include assisting with activities such as:

  • Handover
  • Toileting
  • Showering
  • Dressing
  • Oral care
  • Grooming
  • Mobility
  • Feeding
  • Leisure activities
  • Documentation
  • Reporting

Some people may also work in Home and Community Care or HACC. This entails visiting clients in their own home and delivering similar services to those listed above. In HACC however, client are often more independent and may only need help with specific tasks for a short period each day.


To obtain work as a Support Worker you will need to have the following:

  • A police clearance
  • A relevant qualification such as the Certificate III in Individual Support
  • A positive and welcoming attitude to working with the elderly
  • A love of caring and helping others
  • A good quality resume and cover letter

Support workers are usually casual or permanent part time and can work varying hours including morning, afternoon and night shifts.


Support workers will learn the following skills and knowledge during their course:

  • Safety including duty of care, hazards and risks
  • Infection control
  • Manual handling
  • Activities of daily living
  • Communication
  • Reporting and documentation
  • Disabilities and disorders
  • Palliative care
  • Dementia

Dementia is a common disease affecting many elderly people. All support workers need to know how to work with clients suffering from dementia and how to adapt a person-centred approach to care. Dementia is a challenging condition for the client and for their friends and family. The main symptoms of dementia include:

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation such as getting lost
  • Aggression, agitation and paranoia
  • Loss of functions such as fine motor skills

Working in the aged care sector is challenging, rewarding and is a never ending learning curve. Rarely will you be bored working as a support worker as each day presents a new challenge.

If you would like more information please speak to one of our student advisors or you can enrol using our online enrolment form at ftta.com.au.



Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)


The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is your passport to a new and exciting career. Structured for adult learners who want to get working sooner rather than later. The Certificate III in Individual Support covers topics such as palliative care, supervision and leadership, manual handling, infection control, care plan, dementia and community care. After completing the Certificate III in Individual Support you could be employed as a home care assistant, care worker, personal care assistant, community care worker or residential care worker. With interest free payment options, unlimited suport and a high graduation rate - FTTA is the best place to start your new career. Enrol in the Certificate III in Individual Support today and get started.

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Topics in this qualification may include: palliative care, supervision and leadership, manual handling, infection control, care plan, dementia and community care. Graduates may find employment as a: home care assistant, care worker, personal care assistant, community care worker or residential care worker. Students are required to complete 120 hours of voluntary or paid work in a registered and approved aged care facility. Placements can be completed in a block or over a period of time such as 1-2 shifts per week. Candidates may be required to undertake early shifts. Classes may be available for this course. See website for latest details.

Distance students can enrol at any time. Students follow a structured learning and assessment pathway and have full access to an allocated trainer for any assistance that may be required.

All courses include free access to the online portal, resources, access to short courses and unlimited support. All students receive unlimited support from their allocated trainer who can be contacted by email, phone or face to face.

If you would like more information, please speak to one of our student advisors or you can enrol using our online enrolment form at ftta.com.au.

Units

Units of Competency


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
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

Topics
Some of the topics in this course include:


SafetyDuty of careManual handling
Infection controlHand washingPPE
Body systemsMobilityEquipment
Care plansPersonal careActivities
CommunicationSkin careBehaviour strategies
DysphagiaDementiaLoss and grief
Behaviour triggersPalliative careDiversity

Job outcome

Graduates may find work as a:


Accommodation support workerField officerAssistant in nursing
Home care assistantCare assistantIn-home respite worker
Care service employeesNursing assistantCare worker
Personal care assistantCommunity care workerPersonal care giver
Community house workerPersonal care workerCommunity support worker
Residential care workerDisability service officerSupport worker

Entry requirements


No qualifications or experience required.



Undertake daily personal care activities such as assisting clients with showering and dressing.



Candidates will need access to a computer with an internet connection, basic desktop applications such as Microsoft Office or OpenOffice, a pdf reader, headphones or speakers. Some courses may require additional technologies.



Candidates will need basic computer skills to write simple documents, watch lectures and other such tasks.



Candidates will need basic numeracy skills to count, add and subtract.



Candidates will need suitable language skills in order to work with a range of people from different backgrounds, complete short answer questions on basic topics relevant to the course, create documents and read simple text such as incident reports.



The calendar year in which the candidate turns 18.



Candidates will need to obtain a police clearance as part of this course.



Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents, all visa types are eligible except student visa holders (note that not all visas are eligible for government funding however).


Mode and locations



  • Includes unlimited support from your allocated trainer available by email, phone and face to face in some locations
  • Includes 24/7 online portal access which includes recorded class lectures, interactive activities, toolboxes and various resources
Western Australia WA

Within 200 km of Perth’s CBD including Fremantle, Kwinana, Rockingham, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Joondalup and Midland.
All areas South of Perth until Albany by approval.
Applications outside this area will be considered on a case by case basis.


Placement

120 hours minimum in a registered and approved aged care facility. Placements can be completed in a block or over a period of time such as 1-2 shifts per week. Candidates may be required to undertake early shifts.


Fees
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  • Standard
  • Subsidised
  • Concession
  • Fee Waiver
  • High School Aged
  • RPL
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The standard fee is applied when a student is not eligible for government subsidies or where no subsidies are available.


Standard
$1850

Payment Plan Options
Monthly payments Standard Payment type
1 x payment $1850 All types
2 x payments $925 All types
5 x payments $370 Direct debit
10 x payments $185 Direct debit


A comprehensive learner guide is supplied to all students

The following text is recommended however are not required in order to complete assessments:
Arnott, G. (2011). The Disability Support Worker. Australia: Pearson Education Australia, p. 452.



Please read the terms and conditions of enrolment carefully to ensure that this course is right for you.

Additional fees may apply in some circumstances such as direct debit fees, overdue fees, re-assessment fees, replacement of resource fees and extension fees.


The subsidised fee is applied when a student is eligible for a government subsidised fee and is not eligible for a concession fee.


Subsidised
$1790

Payment Plan Options
Monthly payments Subsidised Payment type
1 x payment $1790 All types
2 x payments $895 All types
5 x payments $358 Direct debit
10 x payments $179 Direct debit


  • Residing in Western Australia
  • An Australian citizen or permanent visa holder
  • A holder of visa subclass 309, 310, 820, 826 or 851 or
  • A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457


A comprehensive learner guide is supplied to all students

The following text is recommended however are not required in order to complete assessments:
Arnott, G. (2011). The Disability Support Worker. Australia: Pearson Education Australia, p. 452.



The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Fees above are inclusive of all resource fees.

Please read the terms and conditions of enrolment carefully to ensure that this course is right for you.

Additional fees may apply in some circumstances such as direct debit fees, overdue fees, re-assessment fees, replacement of resource fees and extension fees.


The concession fee is applied when a student is eligible for a concessional government subsidised fee (holds a valid concession card)


Concession
$910

Payment Plan Options
Monthly payments Concession Payment type
1 x payment $910 All types
2 x payments $455 All types
5 x payments $182 Direct debit
10 x payments $91 Direct debit


  • Reside in Western Australia
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder
  • Hold visa subclass 309, 310, 820, 826 or 851 or
  • Be a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457

  • Persons and dependants of persons holding:
    • A Pensioner Concession Card
    • A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
    • A Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance
  • Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

Proof of eligibility for concession must be shown at the time of enrolment.



A comprehensive learner guide is supplied to all students

The following text is recommended however are not required in order to complete assessments:
Arnott, G. (2011). The Disability Support Worker. Australia: Pearson Education Australia, p. 452.



The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Fees above are inclusive of all resource fees.

Please read the terms and conditions of enrolment carefully to ensure that this course is right for you.

Additional fees may apply in some circumstances such as direct debit fees, overdue fees, re-assessment fees, replacement of resource fees and extension fees.


A fee waiver is available to eligible students who need help paying their fees due to financial hardship.


Fee Waiver
$0

Payment Plan Options
Monthly payments Subsidised Payment type
1 x payment $0 N/A


  • Residing in Western Australia
  • An Australian citizen or permanent visa holder
  • A holder of visa subclass 309, 310, 820, 826 or 851 or
  • A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457
  • Able to demonstrate financial hardship

Fee Waiver



A comprehensive learner guide is supplied to all students

The following text is recommended however are not required in order to complete assessments:
Arnott, G. (2011). The Disability Support Worker. Australia: Pearson Education Australia, p. 452.



The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Fees above are inclusive of all resource fees.

Please read the terms and conditions of enrolment carefully to ensure that this course is right for you.

Additional fees may apply in some circumstances such as direct debit fees, overdue fees, re-assessment fees, replacement of resource fees and extension fees.


This fee is applied when a candidate is high school aged and meets the eligibility requirements below.


High School Aged
$415

Payment Plan Options
Monthly payments Concession Payment type
1 x payment $415 All types
2 x payments $207.50 All types
5 x payments $83 Direct debit
10 x payments $41.50 Direct debit


  • Must be at least 15 years’ old (In 2016 students must have a D.O.B from 01/07/1998)
  • Must not be enrolled in full time school (Year 11-12)
  • Must hold one of the following:
    • Department of Education (DoE) Notice of arrangement (Full Time)
    • Exemption from the School Education Act 1999


A comprehensive learner guide is supplied to all students

The following text is recommended however are not required in order to complete assessments:
Arnott, G. (2011). The Disability Support Worker. Australia: Pearson Education Australia, p. 452.



The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Fees above are inclusive of all resource fees.

Please read the terms and conditions of enrolment carefully to ensure that this course is right for you.

Additional fees may apply in some circumstances such as direct debit fees, overdue fees, re-assessment fees, replacement of resource fees and extension fees.


RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge.


RPL

$50 (Subsidised)
$1200 (Standard)


Payment Plan Options
Monthly payments Subsidised RPL Payment type
1 x payment $50 All types


  • Residing in Western Australia
  • An Australian citizen or permanent visa holder
  • A holder of visa subclass 309, 310, 820, 826 or 851 or
  • A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457


Payment Plan Options
Monthly payments Standard RPL Payment type
1 x payment $1200 All types
2 x payments $600 All types
5 x payments $240 Direct debit
10 x payments $120 Direct debit


A comprehensive learner guide is supplied to all students

The following text is recommended however are not required in order to complete assessments:
Arnott, G. (2011). The Disability Support Worker. Australia: Pearson Education Australia, p. 452.



The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees. Fees above are inclusive of all resource fees.

Please read the terms and conditions of enrolment carefully to ensure that this course is right for you.

Additional fees may apply in some circumstances such as direct debit fees, overdue fees, re-assessment fees, replacement of resource fees and extension fees.



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