AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)


National Code: CHC33015
TAFE SA Code: TP00835

Description

This course provides skills for work primarily undertaken in residential aged care facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisational policies, guidelines and service delivery plans.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Aged or Disabilities Carer Aged or Disabilities Carer

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Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

  • Duration
    Subsidised
    Full Fee
    Concession
    Total Fees for the 6 month course
    $1,770 - $2,576
    $3,373 - $4,911
    $1,023 - $1,489

    Average cost per semester
    Total Fees for the 6month course
    Subsidised
    $1,770 - $2,576
    Concession
    $1,023 - $1,489

    Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $30.00 for Vocational Placement T-Shirt.

    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

    WorkReady Eligibility
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Personal care worker, home care assistant, care worker, in-home respite worker, personal care attendant, care assistant, personal care giver, community care worker, community house worker, residential care worker, community support worker, support worker.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) (CHC33015)
    Skills covered include independence and wellbeing, communication, working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements, healthy body systems and safe work practices. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 6 elective units plus you must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
    Provide individualised support 30
    Recognise healthy body systems 70
    Support independence and wellbeing 80
    Work legally and ethically 55
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with movement 25
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Deliver care services using a palliative approach 60
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
    Follow basic food safety practices 30
    Implement falls prevention strategies 40
    Meet personal support needs 60
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide support to people living with dementia 65
    Support relationships with carers and families 70
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