CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
Course Name: CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
Duration: 12 Months
Clinical Placement: 120 hours
|Recognition||Nationally recognised – meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards|
|Study mode||Study at your own pace, face-to-face classes|
|Study load||12 months|
|Start date||Rolling enrollment|
|Payment options||Pay in full or set up a payment plan|
The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification gives the skills and knowledge to work as Personal Care Assistants or Assistants in Nursing, providing assistance with the activities of daily living. Graduates will be able to work in residential setting such as nursing homes, hostels, supported accommodation and private homes. This new qualification combines Aged Care, Disability and Home and Community Care settings and is the minimum standard required to work in the Care Industry. Depending on which sector of the Care Industry you wish to work in, you can choose units to specialise in Aged Care, Disability or Home and Community Care.
The course is fully accredited nationally recognised training.
- If you want to work in community services and provide support to individuals and groups, this course is for you.
- Study with us – you will notice the quality of our industry expertise by our clinical placements. You will be able to choose where to be placed within our network of clinical facilities from 50 to 170 in-Residents.
- In our largest clinical facility, you will be rotating with existing staff members. You will also learn from them how to better care for residents.
- This is a great entry level Certificate that will equip you with specialist knowledge, and the opportunity to put your training into practice during Structured Workplace Learning from real workplace experience. The course has been designed to ensure that you are job-ready and confident at its completion.
- Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
- Personal Care Worker (PCA)
- Home Care Assistant
- Care Assistant
- Care Worker
- Residential care worker
- Community House Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Community Care Worker
- Disability Service Officer
- Learning content
- Learning activities
- Additional resources
The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification gives the skills and knowledge to work as Personal Care Assistants or Assistants in Nursing, providing assistance with the activities of daily living.
Short answer questions/ written
These take the form of clients answering a series of questions in open or closed book conditions to demonstrate competency.
Demonstrations/Observation/ Role play
This includes clients undertaking practical tasks in the workplace or work placement environment or training facility so that they can demonstrate competence by applying knowledge and skills in given contexts to workplace/ industry standards. This can include the use of role play where clients undertake the role of a stakeholder and demonstrate competence in simulated workplace conditions/ contexts. Often the assessor will observe performance of tasks to assess whether competency has been demonstrated.
This may include clients undertaking research, interpreting information and writing reports on given topics/ contexts. It could also include completing activities, forms, documents of plans and submitting those.
Third party report
This includes workplace personnel who are suitably qualified/ experienced and in a position to comment on clients’ performance against given criteria. This is often a workplace Supervisor.
Practical activity/ Projects
This includes clients undertaking practical tasks in their own time or the workplace or work placement environment or training facility so that they can demonstrate competence by applying knowledge and skills in given contexts to workplace/ industry standards. This often includes the submission of documentation to demonstrate competence.
- We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
- We have developed an RPL application kit for this course.
- The Student Handbook, provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.
The course duration is 12 months with students attending face to face classroom based blended delivery or studying self-paced via supported on-line learning, through the On-Line Learning Environment (OLE).
What is Clinical Placement?
- A Clinical Placement is the part of your course where you learn and are assessed in a place of work, related to your course which has been approved by Oz Care Training.
- At your work placement, you’ll get practical, hands on experience under the guidance of your supervisor. Your supervisor will be someone with involvement in the industry, who can mentor you during your placement.
What are the benefits?
- By undertaking a work placement you’ll get a chance to put the knowledge you’ve learned in your course into practice.
- You’ll also develop practical, on-the-job skills and could make contacts that could help you find a job once you graduate.
- Work placement is often the most rewarding part of a student’s course. Working face-to-face with clients and colleagues in your chosen field makes a huge difference to your career confidence.
How do I find a Clinical Placement?
We already have Memorandum of Understanding with several Care facilities and we will guarantee your Clinical placements with one of our partners. However, if you are already in the industry and choose your employer as your clinical placement we will also support your option.
What support will I get?
It’s our responsibility to find a suitable Host Organisation to carry out your Clinical Placement, there is a Work Placement Team available to give you a hand if you find that you are struggling with your current Host Organisation.
Clinical Placement hours
This course contains a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.
You will need to undertake your Clinical Placement in an organisation involved in professional disability services, such as a group home, respite centre, community services or aged care facility. The host organisation will need to be able to provide you with access to specialist equipment and resources. Your workplace assessor will ascertain whether the workplace is appropriate for you and guide you through your educational journey.
Year 12 (HSC); or equivalent qualification/s
You will need to be at least 18 years old or over for enrollment.
- Successful completion of Oz Care Training Clinical Placement Requirements, including National Police check and Relevant immunisation check.
You will need to be reasonably physically fit as the role may involve a variety of tasks that require a reasonable amount of physical activity, such as providing direct personal care including showering, domestic assistance, transferring and assisting clients with mobility.
Pay in full
If you pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a discount.
Payment options available
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 13 units of competency:
- 7 core units
- 6 elective units consisting of:
- At least 4 units from those listed in the CHC33015 Qualification Package, with at least 2 units coming from Groups A, B or C in the Qualification Package.
- Up to 2 units from those listed in the Qualification Package, any endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.
OCT delivers a program of 16 units of competency, this includes three additional units on top of the qualification package required minimum. This allows for a combined Ageing and Disability specialisation outcome and enhances and improves employment outcomes.
|Subject Names||Unit Code||Unit Title||Core / Elective|
|Personal Care Needs||CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core|
|Personal Care Needs||CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|Communication||CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|Diversity||CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core|
|Legal Practice||CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|Physiology||HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|Work Health and Safety||HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|Aged Care Support||CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Elective (A)|
|Aged Care Support||CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Elective (A)|
|Personal Care Needs||CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Elective (A, C)|
|Disability||CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach||Elective
|Disability||CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||Elective
|Disability||CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion||Elective
|Disability||CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||Elective
|Ageing||HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||Elective
|HLTAID003||Provide First Aid
Note: first aid will be delivered independently of the main program and awarded as Credit Transfer. Students will have the first 6 weeks of Term 1 to enrol and complete the training.
- Expert trainer
- Personalised support through your Training Coordinator
- Study workshops
- All learning materials (excl. text books) provided.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes