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Course Name:
Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care & Disability)
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Course Duration:
4 months - 12 months to complete
Delivery Mode:
Online or face-to-face
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This certificate program will give you the skills to gain employment within an aged care environment. This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans. Study this course and learn how to work effectively with older people, participate in the implementation of care plans, provide support to patients and follow WHS safety procedures. These workers carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting or carry out activities related to an individualised plan. This 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. Workplace placement is a compulsory part of the course. You will need to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clinical placement in a residential aged care facility as part of training program in order to complete this course. Current police clearance is required prior to commencement of your clinical placement.

13 unit of competency (7 core units & 6 elective units).

Core Units (7 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
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units (6 Units):

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Ageing Specialisation)
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia (Ageing Specialisation)
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs (Ageing Specialisation)
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

Additional Elective Units For Disability:

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (Disability Specialisation)
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (Disability Specialisation)
CHCDIS003 Support community participation & social inclusion (Disability Specialisation)
CHCDIS007 facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (Disability Specialisation)
  • There is no requirement or pre-requisite required to commence this course. However, students must be competent in basic literacy and numeracy (reading & writing in English).
  • Completion of year 10 or equivalent
  • National police clearance for vocational placement
  • Working with children clearance
  • Students should be at least 18 years of age.
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Diploma of Nursing