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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 electives

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interest and rights of clients

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk

CHCAGE003 Coordinate service for older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS023 Support Independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS025 Support relationship with carers and families

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCPAL001 Deliver care service using a palliative approach

CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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