CHC33015

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (SA & WA)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (SA & WA)

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community), offered by Open Colleges, prepares students in WA and SA to pursue careers as care and support workers in the community and residential aged care sector.

Combining the 'Ageing' specialisation and 'Home and Community' specialisation in the one qualification, this course covers the fundamentals of providing care and support in a variety of settings. You'll learn to provide support to people living with dementia, and facilitate the empowerment of older people; promote independence and wellbeing while meeting support and care needs, and provide home and community support services to a diverse range of people.

In addition to essential theory and underpinning knowledge, the course also provides valuable on-the-job experience through practical work placements, which the Open Colleges School of Health will organise for you.  As part of this course, you will be required to complete a work placement component totalling 120 hours (3 weeks) in the Aged Care or Community Care environments.

 

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III
  • Study mode:
    Blended
    Workplace
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    SA: 16 weeks on campus plus 3 weeks work placement; WA: 21 weeks on campus plus 3 weeks work placement;
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Open Colleges School of Health (RTO: 40049)
  • Location:
    WA, SA
  • Career Outcomes:
    Personal Care Assistant | Accommodation Support Worker | Aged Care Worker | Community Care Worker | Home Care Assistant | View All

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Course Rundown

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community), offered by Open Colleges, prepares students in WA and SA to pursue careers as care and support workers in the community and residential aged care sector.

Combining the ‘Ageing’ specialisation and ‘Home and Community’ specialisation in the one qualification, this course covers the fundamentals of providing care and support in a variety of settings. You’ll learn to provide support to people living with dementia, and facilitate the empowerment of older people; promote independence and wellbeing while meeting support and care needs, and provide home and community support services to a diverse range of people.

In addition to essential theory and underpinning knowledge, the course also provides valuable on-the-job experience through practical work placements, which the Open Colleges School of Health will organise for you.  As part of this course, you will be required to complete a work placement component totalling 120 hours (3 weeks) in the Aged Care or Community Care environments.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Aged 18 years or over
  • You must be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or certain temporary visas with study rights; AND
  • Reside in South Australia or Western Australia; AND
  • Complete the Core Skills Test.

You will also need to:

  • Have successfully completed Year 10 or its equivalent in Australia, OR
  • Achieve a minimum Exit Level 2 in each of Numeracy and Reading in the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) (formal test report required).

In this aged care course, the subjects you may study include:

  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

South Australia: Keswick
Western Australia: Perth

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) from Open Colleges.

Graduates hold a nationally recognised qualification and may pursue a variety of roles within the community support and aged care sectors. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study, as successful completion of this course meets a prerequisite for the Open Colleges Diploma of Nursing.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study. All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

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