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Vocational Education & Training

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs, Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Personal Care Assistant

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

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.

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Community Services include:

    Residential Support Worker

  • Aboriginal Intake and Referral Worker
  • Community care worker
  • Client Contact
  • Aboriginal Community Development Worker
  • Weekend Recreational Activities Officer
  • Welfare Support Worker
  • Support Worker (Community Services)
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Neighbourhood Centre Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Juvenile Justice Officer
  • Youth Housing Support Worker
  • Assistant Community Worker
  • Youth case worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • Aboriginal Youth Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Entry requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level e.g. completion of Year 10 or equivalent and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

Everyone employed or volunteering in child related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will therefore be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre card in order to complete any work placement. If you have not yet obtained an Ochre card, please contact SAFENT:

Alice Springs
The Green Well Building
50 Bath Street, Alice Springs
1800 SAFE NT (1800 72 33 68)
safent.police@pfes.nt.gov.au
PO Box 39764, Winnellie NT 0821

Darwin
Ground Floor,
37 Woods St, Darwin City
1800 SAFE NT (1800 72 33 68)
safent.police@pfes.nt.gov.au
PO Box 39764, Winnellie NT 0821

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 725 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,320.00
Domestic Full Fees: $12,325.00

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Community Services and Allied Health
Location: Casuarina & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 7517 (Northern Region) or 08 8959 5239 (Southern Region)
Fax: 08 8946 7118
Email: vet.csh@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate III in Individual Support a total of Thirteen (13) units of competency must be completed comprising Seven (7)

Core and Six (6) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Certificate III in Individual Support

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below is 725.

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

30

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

80

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

30

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

40

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

55

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

70

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

25

  Total nominal hours for core units

330

ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP A OR B
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

50

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

60

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

100

OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

100

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

25

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

60

  Total nominal hours for elective units

395

  Total nominal hours for the qualification

725

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below range between 690.

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

30

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

80

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

30

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

40

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

55

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

70

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

25

  Total nominal hours for core units

330

GROUP A (Ageing Specialisation)
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

50

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

65

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

60

OTHER ELECTIVES
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

100

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

25

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

60

  Total nominal hours for elective units

360

  Total nominal hours for the qualification

690

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below is 705.

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

30

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

80

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

30

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

40

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

55

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

70

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

25

  Total nominal hours for core units

330

ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP B (Disability Specialisation)
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

40

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

50

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

60

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

100

OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
  Total nominal hours for elective units

 375

  Total nominal hours for the qualification

705

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below range between 725

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

30

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

80

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

30

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

40

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

55

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

70

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

25

  Total nominal hours for core units

330

GROUP A (Ageing Specialisation)
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

50

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

65

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

60

GROUP C (Home and Community Specialisation)
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

100

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

70

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

50

  Total nominal hours for elective units

395

  Total nominal hours for the qualification

725

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below range between 685.

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

30

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

80

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

30

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

40

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

55

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

70

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

25

  Total nominal hours for core units

330

ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP C (Home and Community Specialisation) 
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

50

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

60

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

70

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

50

OTHER ELECTIVES
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients 100
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
  Total nominal hours for elective units

355

  Total nominal hours for the qualification

685

 

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