CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community Care)

Are you ready to begin a meaningful career and care for others in need?

By completing this qualification, you will gain entry to work in this growing sector as a personal carer in clients’ homes. It supports 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 other reasons.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencing their course at VACCHO. In addition, all applicants must undertake a short assessment to determine whether this is the most suitable course for you, including determining your language, literacy and numeracy skills and readiness to study at this level. Where learning needs are identified, VACCHO will offer you additional support or refer you to a more suitable course.

Refer to Course Pre-Requisite section for any other requirements, such as previous units and employment arrangements that will also form a condition of entry.

This course can be offered as a traineeship through your employer and/or as a non-traineeship

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Develop foundation knowledge and understanding to work effectively with older people.

Develop skills in the day-to-day, hands-on support and care of clients in a home care setting.

Learn how to carry out activities to maintain personal care and other living activities for people in a home care setting.

AT A GLANCE

Duration

This course is typically offered over 15 months with classes held once a month, Tuesday – Thursday, 9.00 am- 5.00 pm.

Delivery and Locations

VACCHO
17-23 Sackville Street,
Collingwood

Assessments

Written questions, portfolio, workplace project, case studies, role plays observation/Demonstration

Cost (Fees & Charges)

Refer to Fees & Charges.

Ask about our RPL fees if you have previous equivalent experiences

Qualification

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community Care) subject to satisfactory course participation and meeting all VACCHO terms & conditions

WHY LEARN WITH US?

01

INDUSTRY RELEVANT

This training program has been developed in consultation with other ACCHOs and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community sector to ensure its relevance.

02

EXPERT TRAINERS

Our staff have current on-the-job experience, bringing this into the training program to offer real industry training based on current industry trends.

03

EXPERIENCED SUPPORT TEAM

We offer in-house Mentors and support and have also teamed up with external experts to ensure that you are fully supported to succeed.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The units of competency listed below are an example of the units that would typically be included in this qualification.

The programs we deliver will be customised and contextualised to suit your and your employer’s learning needs and workforce objectives.

Unit Code
CHCCCS015
CHCCCS023
CHCCOM005
CHCDIV001
CHCLEG001
HLTAAP001
HLTWHS002
CHCCCS011
CHCHCS001
CHCCCS025
CHCAGE001
CHCADV001
HLTAID011
Unit Name
Provide individualised support
Support independence and well being
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Meet personal support needs
Provide home and community support services
Support relationships with carers and families
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
Provide First Aid
Core or Elective
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
Elective
PRE-REQUISITES REQUIREMENTS

Intermediate computer skills, including the ability to access and search the internet, use software (such as Microsoft Word) to create documents, upload and download documents. A National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required before the placement component can be undertaken. Evidence of some vaccinations is also a requirement including but not limited to influenza (flu) vaccination and COVID vaccination prior to the placement component.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR STUDIES & EXPERIENCES

If you believe that you have previously completed one or more of the above units, please ask about our Credit Transfer services. If you believe that you have a range of work and life experiences that relate to one or more of these unit, please ask about our Recognition of Prior Learning/Competency (RPL) services.

If eligible, you will not be required to undertake these units again with us as you will receive recognition of your prior studies and/or experiences.

JOB PROSPECTS

Take a glimpse at the jobs you can take on—possible tasks, salary information, skill level required, and industry growth forecast: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/

WORK PLACEMENT

120 hrs of Practical Placement are required to develop skills and competencies in the workplace environment. Students will need to organise this placement with a relevant Facility or Organisation.

FEES AND CHARGES

Refer to VACCHO Course Fee 2022

You may be eligible for a Fee Concession (VACCHO will check your entitlement for a Fee Concession as part of your enrolment and prior to the commencement of training). This includes for holders of a current Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession, Veterans Gold Card or self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Travel and accommodation may be AbStudy subsidised for eligible students. Ask for further details.

WHAT I NEED TO BRING OR BUY

Desktop computer/laptop. Stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 3mbps. An email account such as through Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail. Microsoft Office (2010 version or later) – must include Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Video conferencing software (Zoom) preferred.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR A SKILLS FIRST SUBSIDISED PLACE

You must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; OR b) a holder of a permanent visa; OR c) a New Zealand citizen.
  • Only enrol in a program at a higher AQF level than the highest qualification level you hold at the time training commences if you are 20 years or older
  • Not be enrolled in more than two Skills First subsidised qualifications at one time
  • Not have enrolled in more than two Skills First qualifications at the same AQF level at any time, unless one is a School Based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT), a Foundation Skills Program and/or a secondary school certificate or you are recommencing training or transitioning from a superseding qualification to the current version

 

OR you may meet some of the eligible criteria if you:

  • Meet the Eligibility Exemptions Initiative requirements, eg. a retrenched worker or a JVEN client

Are eligible for a Commonwealth Job Trainer place, including aged 17 to 24 or a job seeker

FURTHER LEARNING PATHWAYS INCLUDE

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing

Training may be supported by Skills First Program, delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The student’s tuition fees are as published and are subject to change given individual circumstances. This nationally recognised qualification is delivered by VACCHO (RTO No: 20739 and which is responsible for the quality of all services and the issuing of accredited certification. This qualification provides the skills and knowledge to the industry standard but does not guarantee a job. We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities and encourage all to apply.

More Information

To apply for this course, submit an Expression of Interest via the link below.

Nationally Recognised Training

RTO 20739

Aboriginal Health

Business and Leadership

Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Enquiries

If you are currently enrolled with us and have an enquiry, or interested in studying at VACCHO please fill out and submit the form below or contact the Education and Training Unit at VACCHO by calling (03) 9411 9411.

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