Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

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Interested in studying the Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)?

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) Dual Specialisation provides you with an entry level qualification into the Health, Home, Community and Aged Care Sector. You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged and home community care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling them to maintain independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety. My Flex Training provide all the necessary equipment for you to learn with and practice on whilst being supported by your trainer.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT BANNER R2-01
CAREER OUTCOMES
  • Aged Care Support Worker
  • Personal Care Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Multi Skilled Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Care Companion
  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Respite Care Worker
  • 10 weeks of face-to-face classroom followed by a self-study period with our dedicated tutor support
  • Plus 120 hours of work placement (to be completed over a minimum of 4 weeks) We organise all this for you!

The amount of Classroom based training is 280 hours and breaks down as follows:

  • Face to face classes: 4 days a week (7 hours a day) for 10 weeks
  • Industry work placement: = 120 hours

Note: Whilst we endeavour to maintain classroom delivery changes beyond the control of My Flex Training are managed as per organisation policy, government directives and health guidelines. My Flex Training offer virtual classrooms when access to facilities are restricted thus avoiding breaks in face to face delivery, wherever possible.

COURSE DAYS + HOURS
  • Tuesday to Friday
  • 9:00am to 4:00pm (plus unlimited mentoring sessions depending on your learning requirements)

Work placement – Monday to Friday (times may vary depending on the facility, but usually from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM)

COURSE START DATE

Weekly rolling intakes with start date to be advised from our Enrolment Officer.

  • Concession Student: $261.60
  • Non-Concession Student: $882.90
  • Youth Age Student (15-24): $400.00
  • Secondary Age student: $420.00
  • Students not meeting the eligibility requirements: $2699.00

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

Financial Help

Domestic students may be entitled to various financial help such as Austudy and Youth Allowance. For more information, please contact Centrelink on 13 24 90.

We are conveniently located at 97 Edward Street, Perth – only 5 minutes from Claisebrook train station.

This course will be delivered:

  • Face-to-face classroom based

Which comprises of both theory and practical components. It also involves on-the-job practical training (work placement). You are also required to complete self-study and research/project work.

You need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an approved facility.
My Flex Training has agreements in place with various facilities around Perth Metro to facilitate 5-6 weeks of full time work placement for every student. Students wishing to extend their work placement over a longer duration attending part time may do so by facility approval and arrangement.

Note: We are unable to guarantee that work placement will take place immediately after the Face-to-Face delivery. This can cause a break in between the Face-to-Face delivery and work placement, which may affect the end date of the qualification.

Changes to work placement beyond the control of My Flex Training are managed as per government and health guidelines.

For further information on your obligations as a student please read our Student Handbook by clicking HERE

If you have previously completed training or has course related skills and experience, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL. RPL is charged at $150 per unit of competency.

Minimum Age

You must be 18 years of age or above at course commencement

Entry Requirements

No minimum education standard is set as a prerequisite to entry to this course. However, you should be aware that as the sector works closely with bodily functions, and medical and anatomy terms are used and must be understood, therefore, a general command of spoken and written English, ability to communicate with colleagues and clients as well as the ability to read and write a simple report is required. This course requires the satisfactory completion of oral and written tasks.

All students are required to complete a literacy assessment prior to entry.

Additionally, this qualification requires physical movement of people, as such participants should be physically fit.

Regulatory Requirements
  • WA Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • National Police Check (less than 6 months old)
  • Updated vaccination record
  • USI

You must submit the above documents to be reviewed by My Flex Training prior to work placement.

*Funding available for eligible students only. Funding Criteria applies.

Competency Based Training is based on the learner being able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Competency standards are industry-determined specifications of performance that set out the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a specific industry or profession. To be assessed competent, you need to demonstrate the ability to perform tasks and duties to the standard expected for employment. Competency standards are an endorsed component of a training package.

My Flex Training uses a range of assessment methods to assess your competency. The methods used will depend on the unit and can include:

  • Written questions
  • Verbal questions
  • Case studies / Scenarios
  • Roleplays / Simulations / Demonstrations
  • Work placement assessment book/ 3rd party report
  • Written report/ Presentation/ Project

The application process is as follows:

  1. Contact our team to book in for a LLN (Language, literacy and numeracy) Assessment.
  2. Provide 100 points of ID
  3. Payment of application fee
  4. Confirmation of Enrolment

You must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol.

Please call us on (08) 9427 7518 or email training@myflexhealth.com.au for more information and to commence the application process.

You will need to complete the following 13 units to successfully achieve the qualification. The units fall under three categories – Core, Compulsory and Elective. The elective units have been selected to meet the requirements of dual work placements.

 

CODESUNITSAgeing SpecialisationHome and Community Specialisation
CHCCCS015Provide individualised supportCoreCore
CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingCoreCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health and community servicesCoreCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCoreCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCoreCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCoreCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for client careCoreCore
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleCompulsoryCompulsory
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementiaCompulsory
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needsCompulsoryCompulsory
HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and proceduresCompulsoryElective
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and familiesCompulsory
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support ServiceCompulsory

NOTE: 

Whilst the qualification is delivered over a 10 week face-to-face training period + 120 of work placement, students may take up to 12 months to complete the qualification.

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