CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT (ALL STREAMS)
Delivery Method: Online or Blended
Duration: 18 months
Work Placement: Minimum of 120 hours
Start Date: Anytime
Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirement
Course Fee: Online: $999
Why study this course?
According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as aged and disability carers is forecast to grow very strongly in the coming years.
By combining three specialist streams: Ageing, Home & Community and Disability, this course will qualify you to work in aged care, home and community care or disability support.
What will you learn?
You will learn the skills to use an individualised support to people who may require person centered support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.
Who is this course for?
This course is for:
people who have no experience in health care and are interested in getting into the industry
people currently working as health care workers who do not hold a formal qualification
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 7 core and 10 elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in an approved setting.
7 Core Units
CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 - Support independence and well being
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
10 Elective Units
CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
CHCHCS001- Provide home and community support services
CHCAGE001- Facilitate the empowerment of older people
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
HLTAID003 - Provide first aid*
NOTE: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid unit is NOT delivered by HPI. You need to organise the completion of this unit with an external provider at your own cost.
Aged care worker
Home care worker
Disability support worker
Residential support worker
Disability service officer
Continue your studies in:
Certificate IV in Ageing Support
Certificate IV in Disability
Two delivery methods are available for the course work:
Option A: Online
It is an self-paced online delivery designed for those that need a flexible learning structure. We provide our learners ongoing support throughout the learning-pathway via Email and our Discussion Forums.
Option B: Blended Delivery
It combines 16 sessions of 3-hour virtual classroom training via Zoom with self-paced learning. This process will substantially assist you in accelerating your learning and assessment pathway. Please obtain the latest timetable for the virtual classroom training before you enrol.
We clustered the CHC33015 to create a more effective and easy to follow learning experience. By grouping together similar course units, we have minimised the amount of repetitive course work you have to do to gain your qualification.
You need to complete 8 assessment workbooks containing:
Knowledge based questions
Observation and third-party evidence from work placement