CRICOS Course Code
Mode of Delivery
You can complete this course on intensive mode in three to six months
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.
CHC33021-Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability): – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) online, This course reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.The skills in this course must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.To achieve this course, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Over the last 20 years, the employment rate in the Healthcare and Social assistance industry has increased drastically. According to outlook’s survey, the number of workers has increased by:
IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) is trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.
The course is provided through Blended mode of delivery. It will be delivered over 775 hours including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training and 120 hours of work-based training/ professional experience placement (PEP). 20 contact hours per week will be delivered through synchronised online learning which includes on-campus simulation based training / assessment. Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 15 hours per week of unstructured self-learning.
Intensive Mode: Students are encouraged to complete the course in an intense mode by learning for 40 hours per week or more, with ‘recognition of prior learning’ if available, allowing them to complete the course in as little as 3 months.
With Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability) qualification in hand, graduates of the course will be able to work as a/an:
Work with diverse people
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work legally and ethically
Recognise healthy body systems
Provide individualised support
Support independence and wellbeing
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Provide support to people living with dementia
Work effectively in aged care
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Support community participation and social inclusion
Work effectively in disability support
Total number of units for this course = 15
9 Core units
6 Elective units
A convenient way to build your employability skills and advance your career
There are no formal admission requirements for this certification, applicants must demonstrate their competence to accomplish assignments as specified by the university.
Must be at least 18+ years old at the commencement of the course.
Successful completion of course work comparable to an Australian Year 10 course in the applicant’s native country is necessary for admission to this course.
At Orientation, students will participate in a language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine their language, literacy, and numeracy competencies (prior to commencing the courses).
Students over of age of 22 will be considered as well, even if they do not fulfil the minimum academic criteria. Each case will be examined individually to determine the student’s ability to complete the course requirements.
Must be able to perform fundamental computer operations such as maintaining computer files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, preparing presentations, and being conscious of the social and ethical consequences of Internet usage.
Students must have their own laptop computers to help with training and assessment. Core i3 Processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10″ or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Course, Adobe Reader, and Antivirus Course.
*In the event that a student fails to meet the mentioned requirements, it may lead to exclusion from their practical placements, which could potentially result in an unsuccessful completion of the course.
Students may progress to higher level courses within and/or across the community/health sector such as:
IHNA Online has defined entry requirements for courses under its mandate, as outlined by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for Courses,’ to ensure that students meet industry standards.
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.
With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course
We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.
If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.
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