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Certificate III in Individual Support

CRICOS Course Code 096160A | CHC33015

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. 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-centred support.

Course Duration

48 Weeks including 12 weeks holiday

Pathways from the qualification

Education pathways may include:

• Certificate IV in Ageing Support
• Certificate IV in Disability
• Diploma of Nursing
• Diploma of Community Services

Job Roles

Job roles and titles may vary across the community services sector including:

• Support worker
• Personal care giver Respite care worker
• Disability service worker
• Accommodation support worker

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification however it is recommended that individuals should:

• be 18 years or older;
• have completed Year 12 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills. International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
• A working with children check and National Police check is required for work placement and for gaining employment. This should be done during orientation so that approval is provided prior to the first industry placement

Delivery Modes

The program uses a variety of methods to provide a rich and engaging learning experience for learners.

  • Face-to-face Study : Students will be attending classes for 15 hours per week
  • Online Study: Students will need to participate in 5 hours of Online Study per week via Moodle Platform
  • Work Placement : Students’ enrolled in the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support are required to participate in a minimum of 180 – hour practical placement. Noting this, the Times Academy program is delivered over 36 weeks of tuition and expects the student will be engaged in a minimal of 5 hours’ work placement each week. Student will commence their work placement as soon as possible after the course commencement following orientation by the workplace supervisor (within the first two weeks). Times Academy will engage with the nominated workplace to ensure that it can provide a suitable environment to gather practical experience across all tasks outlined in the units of competency.Times Academy will complete a Workplace suitability assessment prior to placement with the nominated workplace and coordinate with the service to ensure the student is orientation and inducted properly into the workplace and that the workplace meets the requirements of the training package.

             *Times Academy will be responsible for organising/ arranging work placement for students

  • Unsupervised/self-Study : Students need to allocate between 10 to 15 hours of self- study time per week to enhance their understanding. A maximum of 15 hours of self-study should be sufficient for an average student to grasp the learning content and complete the Personal Research Task and Reflection Journal.

Course Structure

This qualification is made up of 13 units of competency -7 core units and 6 elective units

Cluster & Unit(s)

Cluster 1: Support independence and well being

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

Cluster 2:  Compliant aged care practice

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Cluster 3:  Work in health and community services

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Cluster 4:  Support and empowerment of older people

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

Cluster 5:  Palliative care services

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Cluster 6: Collaborative Partnerships

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Cluster 7: First Aid

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

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Times Academy, while not having any cases of COVID-19, has decided to deliver Times Virtual Classes online to protect its students and staff from unnecessary contact and exposure to COVID-19. Times Academy is unique in that we have young students and adults on the same campus and this means an increased duty of care to […]

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Times Academy, while not having any cases of COVID-19, has decided to deliver Times Virtual Classes online to protect its students and staff from unnecessary contact and exposure to COVID-19.  Times Academy is unique in that we have young students and adults on the same campus and this means an increased duty of care to all.

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The teachers will use Mon Mar 23 to prepare Times Virtual Classes and students will be provided with materials to work from home on that day.  From Tue Mar 24, 2020 ,we will launch Times Virtual Classes for all students to our regular timetable.  Teachers and staff will be on campus and students may come to campus to use computers there.

The current plan is to implement Times Virtual Classes until Apr 3, 2020, but this decision will be reviewed at that time.

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The start date for term 2 for VET classes will be postpones until April 20, 2020 and Orientation will be April 16, 2020. The trainers and staff will use this time to prepare Times Virtual Classes. From Monday April 20, 2020 we will launch Times Virtual Classes for all students to our regular timetable. Teachers and staff will be on campus and students may come to campus to use computers there. This means the end of term will also be adjusted to fit in all weeks of student and students will have a shorter holiday at the end of term.

The current plan is to implement Times Virtual Classes for the term, but this will be reviewed weekly. As the COVID 19 risks change, we will reopen classes for face-to-face learning when/of we can