Develop the skills to provide person-centred support to older people in an aged care setting with our Certificate III in Individual Support.
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.
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
Meet personal support needs
Provide individualised support
Support independence and wellbeing
Communicate and work in health or community services
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
Good passes of Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent, with passes in all subjects.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 5.5.
Students will be required to have a current Police Check and sign a Statutory Declaration prior to commencing the course.
Students must be 18 years or older at the time of enrolment.
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.
A statement of results may be awarded for passing individual units.
After successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support, 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.
- Personal care assistant
- Nursing assistant
- Personal care worker
- Community worker
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.