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Overview

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Course code:

CHC33015

Next available intakes:

February, April

Course length:

Full Time: six months

Campus:

Chadstone

Develop the skills to provide person-centred support to older people in an aged care setting with our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

You will learn how to provide physical, social and emotional support to the elderly. You will also learn how to work as part of a team with other professionals such as nurses and healthcare workers.

You will complete four weeks of work placement with one of our industry partners to help you put your skills into practice.

With an ageing population, there is high demand for qualified aged care workers. Many of our students are offered work on completion of their placement.


 


Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete seven core units and six elective units. Holmesglen has chosen elective units based on industry feedback around the skills required for the job. If you have already completed other eligible units, they may be counted towards this program.

Note: You may be offered a choice between two elective units:
* HLTAID003 Provide first aid
* HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication

Eligibility to study the Assist clients with medication unit is directly related to your working levels in English and Math.

You will need to attend classes two days per week from 9.30am – 4pm. You will also need to complete some online learning tasks.

Practical placement is split into two, two-week blocks and is from 7am – 3pm, Monday to Friday. Holmesglen will find your placement for you and you will be supported by a Holmesglen trainer during your placement.

Before you can start your practical placement, you will be required to:
- provide a clear Victorian Police National Records Check
- provide a record of your immunisation history.

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

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

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE002

Implement falls prevention strategies

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCPAL001

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

HLTHPS006

Assist clients with medication

Code Name
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication

Entry requirements

To be eligible to register/enrol into the course, you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- attend an interview and complete all pre-training documentation
- complete the online BKSB activity (LLN)
- show suitability for working in the aged care sector.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN): All applicants are required to complete Holmesglen's online BKSB assessment in Basic English and Basic Maths.

Learners require BKSB results at Level 3 or higher. Those with a result below Level 3 may still be admitted to the program with LLN support, but will be directed to complete the First Aid elective unit in place of Assist clients with medications.

In-class support will be provided by Holmesglen's Academic Skills Unit.

Selection process
To apply for the course, click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page.
- We will then contact you with an invitation to attend a course presentation and interview.
- You will also be emailed login details for the online Language, Literacy and Numeracy activity (BKSB).

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

When you complete the course, you will receive CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

A statement of results may be awarded for passing individual units.

PATHWAYS

After successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), further study opportunities include:

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health if you would like to plan and run activities for people living in residential care.

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability if you would like to support people with disability. There are many job opportunities in this area following the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing. Many students work in Aged Care while studying a nursing qualification.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Personal care assistant
- Nursing assistant
- Personal care worker
- Community worker


How to apply

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Apply Now

Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$7,262.00

Government subsidised

$2,785.00

Concession

$557.00

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you�re interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you're interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (day time or evening delivery).

 

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Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

Passionate about helping individuals who require support due to aging, disability and other reasons? This session will provide you with information about how we can help you provide person-centred support to those who need it. Join us for this presentation and discover the rewards of working with older persons, the benefits of our industry connections and details of our Individual Support course. The session starts promptly at 4pm.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Design, implement and evaluate leisure and health activities. This session will provide you information about our course and how we can support you to be successful as an activities coordinator in a range of settings. Visit us on Open Day for a presentation and short activity, presented by our experienced trainers, highlighting industry placement opportunities and future pathways. The session starts promptly at 4pm.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Visit us at Open day at our Youth Work and Alcohol and Other Drugs session to find out more about how our course is designed to provide you with the right knowledge and skills for a career in this industry. This course is suited to those who want to make a real difference to their community by working with youth.

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Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road Moorabbin 3189 Australia

A career in community services is your opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Professionals work with respect and passion, and an ongoing desire to improve the lives of those around them. If you�re interested in making your mark, attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42015 or the Diploma of Community Services CHC52015 offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions are facilitated by Social Science teachers and will cover the: - Application process - Contact hours - Course structure - Career opportunities Attendees will have time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with a Social Science teacher. We'll also be accepting applications on the night, so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. *We recommend attending the Waverley campus information session if you are interested in our Certificate IV in Community Services or the Moorabbin or City campus information session for details regarding the Diploma of Community Services (daytime or evening delivery).

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Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

Attend our information sessions to learn more about our suite of courses in the mental health and alcohol and other drug areas offered at Holmesglen. Our information sessions will be facilitated by a Social Science teacher and each session will cover: - Application process - Contact hours for each of the different course options - Course structures available for our Certificate IV and Diploma - Career opportunities Attendees will also have time to ask questions and speak with a Social Science teacher 1 on 1. We'll also be accepting applications on the night so you can apply on the spot for our upcoming intake. This session will cover our Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs, and our Diploma of Mental Health.

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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