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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

Course Structure

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

Cluster & Unit(s)

1: Support independence and well being

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

2:  Compliant aged care practice

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

3:  Work in health and community services

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

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

5:  Palliative care services

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

6:  Empowering people with disability

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

7:  Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

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