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Vocational Education & Training

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Not available to international students.
Overview

CHC33015

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 to 12 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Personal Care Assistant
Area of study
Health
Health and Nursing
Community Services
Community Services and Social Work
Nursing and Midwifery

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 and 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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@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. <br />

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic 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.

To be eligible to gain a placement in a community services, aged care or disability care facility, students may be required to attain an Ochre Card to work with children or a police clearance. 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

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

Accreditation

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

Additional information

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, Katherine

Study Mode: On campus or off campus

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

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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 780.
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
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
25
OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCADV001
Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
100
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
80
CHCPAL001
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
60
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
375
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
705
 
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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
OTHER ELECTIVES
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
80
HLTHPS006
Assist clients with medication
80
 
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 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 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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
80
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
355
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
685
 
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)
HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
25
CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
70
CHCHCS001
Provide home and community support services
50
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
320
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
650
 
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
The total Nominal Hours for the sequences listed below range between 740.
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
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues
80
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
410
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
740

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

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