CHC33021

Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC only)

Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC only)
If you possess a sense of compassion and empathy, and would like to pursue a career based on helping others in your community, then this CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) could be an ideal first step for you.

This is a specialised aged care course that aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills to provide assistance to vulnerable individuals. As a Cert 3 individual support worker, it is important to have a strong sense of compassion and empathy, along with effective communication skills that enable you to connect with those under your care.

MCFE's CHC33021 Certificate III Individual Support was once known as the Certificate III in Aged Care. This course is designed to provide comprehensive training that ensures graduates are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the aged care sector and excel in their roles as caregivers.

The course also features 120 hours of practical work placement in an approved aged care facility, where students will have opportunities to gain practical experience and confidence required to hit the ground running in your new aged care role.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

 

CHC33021 Melbourne College of Further Education Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
    Blended
    Workplace
    Classroom
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
    VIC Skills First Funding
  • Duration:
    12 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Melbourne College for Further Education (RTO: 21340)
  • Location:
    VIC
  • Career Outcomes:
    Aged Care Activity Worker | Assistant Community Services Worker | Community Wellness Officer | Aged Care Worker | Community Care Worker | View All

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Course Rundown

If you possess a sense of compassion and empathy, and would like to pursue a career based on helping others in your community, then this CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) could be an ideal first step for you.

This is a specialised aged care course that aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills to provide assistance to vulnerable individuals. As a Cert 3 individual support worker, it is important to have a strong sense of compassion and empathy, along with effective communication skills that enable you to connect with those under your care.

MCFE’s CHC33021 Certificate III Individual Support was once known as the Certificate III in Aged Care. This course is designed to provide comprehensive training that ensures graduates are well-prepared to meet the challenges of the aged care sector and excel in their roles as caregivers.

The course also features 120 hours of practical work placement in an approved aged care facility, where students will have opportunities to gain practical experience and confidence required to hit the ground running in your new aged care role.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government’s Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

 

Eligibility

While there are no formal educational requirements to enrol in this course, the following must be met:

  • Language literacy and numeracy: AQF Level 2 minimum;
  • Digital literacy: access to a computer or smart device and the internet to complete your studies;
  • Availability: weekly classes, ability to undertake 120 hours placement in an Aged Care Facility.

 

While completing the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE), you may study the following subjects:

Group 1

  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health and community services
  • CHCAGE013 - Work effectively in aged care
  • CHCDIS020 - Work effectively in disability support
  • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Group 2

  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS038 - Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • CHCCCS031 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia

Group 3

  • CHCCCS040 - Support independence and wellbeing 
  • CHCCCS041 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCCS001 - Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues
  • HLTAID011 - Provide first aid
  • HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Established over 20 years ago, Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) is a highly regarded and well-respected government-registered training organisation (RTO). Headquartered in Melbourne, with a range of training sites throughout the city and suburbs, MCFE prides itself on their history of successfully providing quality education and training for thousands of past students.

Whether you’re studying in classroom or online, MCFE offers top-of-the-line facilities, inspiring trainers with plenty of industry experience and excellent student support that will ensure a great experience and optimum chance of success for all students in all their courses.

Established over 20 years ago, Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) is a highly regarded and well-respected government-registered training organisation (RTO). Headquartered in Melbourne, with a range of training sites throughout the city and suburbs, MCFE prides itself on their history of successfully providing quality education and training for thousands of past students.

Whether you’re studying in classroom or online, MCFE offers top-of-the-line facilities, inspiring trainers with plenty of industry experience and excellent student support that will ensure a great experience and optimum chance of success for all students in all their courses.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised CHC33021 Certificate 3 in Individual Support qualification from Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE). You will have the skills and knowledge, as well as practical experience needed to hit the ground running in one of many aged care roles available nationally.

Curious about where a career in aged care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

For students not eligible for government funding, full course fees will apply.

Concession rates are available for holders of or dependents of holders of:

  • Health Care Card issued by the Commonwealth;
  • Pensioner Concession Card; or
  • Veteran’s Gold Card.

Payment Plans and Discounts

For fee-paying students, MCFE offers an easy payment plan that allows you to pay your fee in weekly instalments over the duration of the course. If you pay a portion up front, you will also receive a discount up to 30%.

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