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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

SKU:CHC33021

Prime yourself for long-lasting success in the growing aged care industry by transforming yourself into a skilled aged care worker. You’ll have a positive impact on the lives of your elderly clients and provide them with the support and companionship they need. Make a difference today.
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  • Study to fit into your routine
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
  • Start studying as soon as you enrol
  • No exams, ever.
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Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Intro to Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

Empower Vulnerable People

Get started in a career in aged care and disability with our nationally recognised CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability). You’ll gain the skills, knowledge and professional attributes to care for and support people living in residential care facilities, and unlock many career opportunities in this rewarding field.

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Job Outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker

Job Skills

  • Infection control
  • Community services
  • Reporting
  • Supporting a client with dementia
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to equip you with the skills to support elderly client independence and wellbeing. Graduate job-ready in one of the fastest growing industries in Australia and transform yourself into an in-demand support worker.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability)

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
  • Communicate effectively with people
  • Collaborate with colleagues
  • Address constraints to communication
  • Report problems to supervisor
  • Complete workplace correspondence and documentation
  • Contribute to continuous improvement
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Follow safe work practices for manual handling
  • Follow safe work practices for infection control
  • Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace
  • Reflect on own safe work practices
CHCCCS038
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  • Demonstrate commitment to empowerment for people receiving support
  • Foster human rights
  • Facilitate choice and self-determination
CHCCCS031
Provide individualised support
  • Determine personal support requirements
  • Provide support services
  • Monitor support activities
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
  • Reflect on own perspectives
  • Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits
  • Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations
  • Promote understanding across diverse groups
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Getting the right kind of support and help was a great motivation to always look forward to the ending. I would like to say a big thank you to my trainer. He has been very helpful all along.
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    Study anywhere at any time with 24/7 access to your units.

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    Our courses are curated to maintain engagement across video, written content, assignments & audio.

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  • 18 months
  • 12 months
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  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    Work

  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

    Lunch + Study

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

    Break

  • 08:30 pm - 09:30 pm

    Study session

  • 09:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 25 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

  • Daily routine
  • 07:00 am - 08:00 am

    Coffee + Study

  • 08:00 am - 09:00 am

    Morning routine + commute

  • 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    Work

  • 05:00 pm - 06:30 pm

    Evening routine

  • 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - 08:00 pm

    Break

  • 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

    Study session

  • 09:00 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 18 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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Your trainer

Michelle Hay Chapman
Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.
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Michelle Hay Chapman

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Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.
Michelle has over 16 years of experience of working within the healthcare industry working as an Enrolled Nurse and a personal care worker. She has worked with people that have a disability within different community programs and within aged care. Michelle’s specialised skills include infection control, dementia care, palliative care and person-centred care.

Over the years she has also worked in General Practice, different hospitals across Southeast Queensland as an agency nurse working in the areas of mental health, palliative care, and dementia units.

Michelle has been a Trainer in adult education for over 6 years working in classrooms, workplaces, online and in secondary schools.

• Diploma of Nursing

• Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

• Diploma of Business

• Diploma of Community Services

• Certificate 3 in Aged Care

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How many hours of work placement do I need to do for Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability)

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This course contains a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. To find out what the suitable workplaces are for this course, download the course guide.

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Pay in 78 instalments over the length of your course.
$55.64 Weekly
Total course cost: $4,340.00
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