CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Locations: Victoria

Get the skills you need to provide individualised care. If you want a rewarding career in the field of ageing support, this course is for you. When you complete our Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification that is highly regarded in the industry.

Did you know that over 77,400 aged and disabled carers are needed to work in the industry by May 2022? That’s a 47.3% projected employment growth. (Source: Department of Employment, 2017 Occupation Projections)

ITHEA is committed to address this skills shortage and to provide the highest quality Individual Support (Ageing) Certificate III Melbourne graduates to the industry.

We strive to deliver the highest quality programs focussing on the development of students’ skills within a supportive, vibrant and exciting learning environment. ITHEA trainers are chosen for their knowledge, commitment and dedication to their students.

This qualification reflects the role of personal care workers in the community and/or residential setting.

As a personal care worker in Melbourne you will provide holistic care in the form of personal, physical, emotional and spiritual care to people who require assistance with daily living tasks. Daily living tasks can cover areas such as such as showering, dressing, and eating, assisting with outings and social activities. The level of assistance provided will depend on the needs and preferences of the client as documented in their individual plan. All duties are carried out under supervision of the person in charge.

You will gain knowledge of emergency procedures, storage, disposal and handling of chemicals. And the reporting and documentation of all hazards, potential hazards or unsafe actions. Learn how to document client notes and recording charts as required by organisational policies and procedures.

Our classes are conducted during the day. Study at our Melbourne city campus, with views overlooking the city skyline.

There are 13 units of competency to complete, with electives chosen to improve your employability skills in the sector.

You will also need to complete at least 120 hours of practical placement during the course.

Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include, Accommodation Support Worker, Food Services Worker (Aged Care), Personal Care Giver, Respite Care Worker.

Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for a Personal Care Assistant. 87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Delivery and assessment: This course is delivered in a classroom setting. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation/demonstration, case study and projects.

Practical placement requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant aged care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid National Police Check prior to attending placement.

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