INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

CRICOS Code: 090839G
National Code: CHC33015


Description

Learn to provide physical and emotional support to older people to enhance their independence and wellbeing. The course will introduce you to all aspects of a support worker’s role including assisting with daily activities and personal care.

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26 weeks
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20 weeks
Aged or Disabilities Carer Aged or Disabilities Carer
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.
  • Students need the physical ability to perform manual handling tasks.

Work Placement Duration:   120 hours

In the last 4 weeks of the 2nd term of study, students will undertake 120 hours full time vocational placement. Students must obtain a National Police Clearance prior to commencement of their placement at their own cost.

Course Notes

  • Students wishing to gain entry into the Diploma of Nursing will need to successfully complete the Certificate IV in Preparation for Health and Nursing studies. The Certificate III in Aged Care or Individual Support (Ageing) will no longer be accepted for entry.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
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Total course cost ( 26 weeks)
AUD $6700
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $6700

Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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)
    This course covers 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.

    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
    Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
    Implement falls prevention strategies 40
    Meet personal support needs 60
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide support to people living with dementia 65
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