CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
|Duration||52 weeks (1 year) – full-time or part-time distance, online or blended mode|
|Location||Mervic campus, on-campus simulated environment/room, and actual workplace (placement)|
Mervic College’s Certificate III in Individual Support 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.
Students will possess a sound base in theoretical individual support industry skills and knowledge combined with 120 hours in a regulated Aged care industry that they would like to develop to enhance their educational and employment opportunities. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.
On completing this qualification, learners are suited to undertake roles such as:
- Accommodation support worker
- Field officer
- Assistant in nursing
- Home care assistant
- Care assistant
- In-home respite worker
- Care service employees
- Nursing assistant
- Care worker
- Personal care assistant
- Community care worker
- Personal caregiver
- Community house worker
- Personal care worker
- Community support worker
- Residential care worker
Students will need to complete 7 core units and 6 elective units of competency to attain the qualification.
- CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
- CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
- CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
- HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
- CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
- CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
- CHCADV001 – Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
*Elective units for this qualification are current at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Work-Based Training (WBT)
120 hours in an approved aged-care facility over the duration of the course.
All students must be at least 18 years of age or above at the time of the course commencement to study at Mervic College.
English Language Requirements
Mervic approved LLN (ACSF level 3) or an English Placement Test;
General English with Intermediate level achieved;
Mature-age candidates with relevant industry experience
Completion of Year 11 or higher.
All students are required to undertake a pre-training review that aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, the relevance of the courses to the learner, and relevant experience.
Qualifications offered by Mervic College are based on the principles, guidelines, and standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and VET Quality Framework (VQF) and are nationally recognised.
Course Tuition Fee
Subsidy: No government-funded places are available at the moment.
Special discounted fee: $6,500
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