CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (SA Only)

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  • Awarded by
    Open Colleges School of Health (RTO 40049)
  • Qualification
    Certificate III
  • Study Mode
    On Campus
  • Course Cost
  • Duration
    16 weeks plus 120 hours practical placement
  • Payment Option
    Payment planUpfront payment
  • Duration
    16 weeks plus 120 hours practical placement
  • Start Date
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  • Location
  • Career Outcomes
    Personal Care Assistant | Accommodation Support Worker | Aged Care Worker | View all

overviewCourse Overview

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015), offered by Open Colleges, prepares students in SA to pursue careers as care and support workers in the community and residential aged care sector.

Combining the the ‘Ageing’ specialisation and ‘Home and Community’ specialisation in the one qualification, this course covers the fundamentals of providing care and support in a variety of settings. You’ll learn to provide support to people living with dementia, and facilitate the empowerment of older people; promote independence and wellbeing while meeting support and care needs; and provide home and community support services to a diverse range of people.

In addition to essential theory and underpinning knowledge, the course also provides valuable on-the-job experience through 120 hours of practical work placement.

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

What you'll learnWhat You'll Learn

In this aged care course, the subjects you may study include:

  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS009 - Facilitate responsible behaviour
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Why study withWhy Study With Open Colleges

Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. All courses are delivered by correspondence, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where will it lead meWhere Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015) from Open Colleges.

Graduates hold a nationally recognised qualification and may pursue a variety of roles within the community support and aged care sectors. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study, as successful completion of this course meets a prerequisite for the Open Colleges Diploma of Nursing.

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In-Home Respite Worker

How much will it costHow Much Will It Cost?

Open Colleges School of Health offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment
  • Eligible students may be able to apply for the WorkReady SA Funding to cover part of their fees.
  • Payment plans may be available for eligible Open Colleges School of Health students, depending on course selection and state funding availability.

Enquire now for more information.

Pre-requisitesWhat You'll Need To Get In

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • You must be an Australian citizen or have a permanent humanitarian visa or certain temporary visas with study rights; AND
  • Reside in South Australia; AND
  • Complete the Core Skills Test; AND
  • You will also need to:
    • Have successfully completed Year 10 or its equivalent in Australia, OR
    • Apply based on your work and/or life experience.

Campus locationsCampus Location

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

South Australia

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