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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 to 18 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and/or units selected and will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.

Intake

Locations

Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

CHC33021

Overview



This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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 Health include:

  • Senior Personal Care Assistant,
  • Care assistant,
  • Accommodation Support Worker,
  • Residential Support Worker,
  • Community Access Coordinator,
  • Community care worker,
  • Community House Worker,
  • Residential Care Worker,
  • Food Services Deliverer,
  • Transport Support Worker,
  • In Home Respite Worker,
  • Disability Service Officer,
  • Care Worker, Client Assistant,
  • School Support Officer (Disability),
  • Family Support Worker,
  • Care Service Employee,
  • Planned activity assistant,
  • Residential Aide,
  • Field Officer (Community Services),
  • Nurse-s Aide,
  • Home care assistant.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill 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.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to Certificate III in Community Services.

Fees

2024 Fees

  Fee Type  2024 Course Fees
  NT Government supported*  $3,341.10
  Full Fee  $9,030.00

*This course is supported by the NT Government for eligible domestic students who are NT residents. A limited number of NT Government supported places are available, so secure your place now.

Fees shown are indicative and subject to change annually. Actual course fees may vary depending on the units chosen. International non-student visa-holders; study eligibility needs to be verified before enrolment. Fees may vary depending on the visa type.

For further clarification and information on fees, payment options, instalment plans, and refunds, contact CDU on 1800 061 963 or refer to TAFE Fees and Payments.

Fee exemptions

Exemptions apply to TAFE tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of Department of Veterans Affairs benefits
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

International VET Package

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CDU Aquaculture students

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed. 

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster
VET-palmerston-cookery-flipped

Why study at CDU?

Study with the Northern Territory's largest training provider and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses

What will I study?

To achieve CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising nine (9) Core and six (6) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.  The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 903.   

Course structure

To achieve CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising nine (9) Core and six (6) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.  

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 903.  
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
CHCCCS031Provide individualised support100
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support120
CHCCCS040Support independence and wellbeing80
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systems80
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control35
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care25
 Total nominal hours for core units565
Elective units of competency (Complete ALL 6)
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementia80
CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged care65
CHCPAL003Deliver care services using a palliative approach70
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
HLTAID011Provide First Aid18
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medication80
 Total nominal hours for elective units338
 Total nominal hours for the qualification903


 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have a general command of spoken and written English to meet industry standards for communication.

To be eligible to gain a placement in community services, aged care, or disability care facility, students may be required to obtain:

·        Ochre Card to work with children.

·        NT Police Clearance.

Students may also require occupational health screening, including vaccinations.

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The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

Nikki

CDU student

Nikki Govan

Because the class sizes are smaller at CDU compared to other universities, it means students can connect more closely with their tutors and lecturers. Teaching staff can pay more attention to students, and that makes it feel much more like a community.

Vicki

CDU student

Online study with Vicky

Course details

Accreditation

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

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: Casuarina



Study Mode: On campus, online, both



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

Additional information

Sector
TAFE
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Aged Or Disabled Carer
Area of study
Health and Nursing, Community Services, Health, Community Services and Social Work, Nursing and Midwifery

Contact details

Health and Community Services
Location: Casuarina & Alice Springs Campuses
Phone: 08 8946 7517 (CAS) 08 8959 5312 (ASP)
Email: vet.csh@cdu.edu.au

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

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Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

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How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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