Develop the skills to provide person-centred support to older people in an aged care setting with our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
Career opportunities, include:
- personal care assistant
- nursing assistant
- personal care worker
- community worker
Pathways to further study:
- CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
- CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
- HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
Studying the Certificate III in Individual Support at Holmesglen
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.
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.
||Meet personal support needs
||Provide individualised support
||Support independence and wellbeing
||Communicate and work in health or community services
||Work with diverse people
||Work legally and ethically
||Recognise healthy body systems
||Follow safe work practices for direct client care
||Facilitate the empowerment of older people
||Implement falls prevention strategies
||Provide support to people living with dementia
||Deliver care services using a palliative approach
||Assist clients with medication
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.
| 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|
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.
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.
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.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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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.
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