CERTIFICATE III IN AGEING

The Encourage Training College (RTO#45622) offers the nationally recognised CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)  with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students, the aged care industry, and employers.

 

Where can it take your career?

The CHC33015 Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) is the latest nationally accredited qualification that provides you with the skills needed to positively contribute to the aged care industry. This course enables the learners to pursue job roles in aged, community, and residential facilities to older people. You will also learn essentials skills such as providing individualised support, communicating and working in health or community services and other skills that follows safe work practices for direct client care.

This course is perfect for learners interested in pursuing roles as a:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker (Disability)
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Food Services Worker (Aged Care)
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker

 

How is the course delivered?

Training is delivered via blended delivery (includes face-to-face and distance components).

As a part of the enrolment process, you will complete a competency assessment to determine your existing level of relevant knowledge and skills. You will then be provided with a training plan that identifies your Cohort based on this assessment.  The amount of training and support required for each learner will vary depending on your Cohort.

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed within up to 52 weeks (including holidays and Vocational Placement) depending on your:

  • prior knowledge, skills, and experience
  • allotted time to study every week
  • learning abilities

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 1219 hours of study to complete the course.

Note: Please read Encourage Training College Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

 

What will you learn in the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course?

This course is designed to develop your expertise in aged care. Among others, you will learn how to:

  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • Meet personal support needs
  • Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

 

How is the course structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Observation during on-the-job or role play/simulation
  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview
  • Third Party
  • Structured Activities may include Projects, Case studies, presentations, role play, demonstration, progressive tasks

 

What are the CHC33015 course units?

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is composed of 7 core units and 7 elective units, for a total of 14 units.

Core Units:

  • 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
  • HLTAPP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units:

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

 

What are the entry requirements?

There are no prerequisites required to enter this course. However, it is preferred that students:

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
  • Have basic computer skills

Learners are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement within a registered and approved aged care centre. (See more information about Vocational Placement below.)

What are the resources needed to complete the course?

To support you in your new course with Encourage Training College, we will provide:

  • Learner Guides
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Helpful Resources (Templates and Extra Handouts)
  • Simulated environment (a virtual workplace that will facilitate activities relevant to reporting, filling out typical forms and templates used in the workplace, understanding organisational policies and procedures, and the like)
  • Access to relevant Acts, regulations, and standards

To complete your course you will need to arrange access to a computer with:

  • A Computer  with Internet (minimum reliable speed of 5mbps is recommended)
  • Google Chrome Web Browser
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Flash Player
  • Latest Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel
  • Camera or video recorder
  • One passenger vehicle
  • Three volunteers for role play tasks (maybe friends, family members, colleagues, etc.)
  • A Registered Aged Care Facility to complete vocational placement

 

What are the course fees?

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) course is available for only $1,500.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.

 

Is Vocational Placement required?

Learners are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement within a registered approved aged care center and complete a skills workbook. Learners have the option to:

  • source their own Vocational Placement providers or
  • have Encourage Training College to assist them in arranging Vocational Provider near their area or
  • use Encourage Training College’s contact

Encourage Training College will provide learners a Vocational Placement Pack that outlines all the requirements for finding a suitable Vocational Placement Provider that will facilitate the required workplace assessments and allow the learner to complete the required vocational placement hours.

 

What are the Qualification Pathways?

Learners may also consider additional training to complement their skills such as:

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) – Ideal for providing home care and community services
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment*
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support – For learners to advance their career and pursue roles including Hostel Supervisor, Care Supervisor, Team Leader, and Social Programs Coordinator

*This course is not offered by Encourage Training College

For the complete list of qualifications, please visit the MySkills website at https://www.myskills.gov.au/courses/details?Code=CHC33015.

 

Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Encourage College Training has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training and work experience. This recognition may assist Learners to progress faster through a unit of competency or allow the student full credit.

Note: Please read Encourage Training College Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

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