Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) - CHC33015

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AT A GLANCE

Kick start your career in the community services industry with this entry-level qualification. Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to provide individual support in an aged care setting.

JOB PROSPECTS

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Home Help Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker

COURSE OUTCOME

STUDY OPTIONS

  • Class
    • Duration: Up to 12 Months
    • Studying in a class environment is a great way to enjoy the benefits of face-to-face education in a way that is far removed from a typical school. You will be learning in an adult environment where you will be respected and nurtured. Attend a class to learn face-to-face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces; such as a classroom, workshop or simulated environments. 
    • Courses may have a combination of online and classroom based learning. Students are expected to undertake additional personal study to complete the course requirements.
    • Contact Axiom College to find out what classes are running near you.
  • Traineeship
    • Duration: Up to 24 Months
    • For this course you must be employed or gaining full time or part time (Min 15 hrs per week) employment to enrol as an apprentice or trainee with Axiom College.
    • If you are in years 10, 11 or 12 you may be able to enrol as a school-based trainee (SAT), please discuss with your schools VET Coordinator.
    • Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
    • Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost as listed below. 
    • Speak to your employer or VET Coordinator about choosing Axiom College as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO) or contact one of our friendly training consultants to discuss your training needs further.

STUDY LOCATIONS

  • Milton
  • Mackay
  • Hervey Bay

COURSE OVERVIEW

Make a start in your career in aged care with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to provide individualised support and care to people in home, community, or health care settings.

According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the aged care sector is currently experiencing very strong growth. This very large occupation is expected to create around 179,000 job openings over the next five years.

You will learn how to support independence and wellbeing, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. This specialised course will give you the skills to facilitate the empowerment of older people, and provide support to those living with dementia. Our highly-experienced teachers provide one-on-one guidance and support every step of the way, to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in aged care and/or home and community care. It will also give you the foundation to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

UNITS & PAYMENT OPTIONS

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 13 Units (7 core and 6 elective units). You will also be required to undertake 120 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Training Plan

Unit Code Unit Name
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Available Enrolment Options

Full fee payment of $3,000.00 You can Enrol Online now or Contact us for more enrolment options

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.

It also supports Queensland's Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

For an overview of what the Certificate 3 Guarantee means, view the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet (PDF or DOCX)

If you have any concerns speak with a representative from Axiom College. Or if you want to quickly check your eligibility visit the Certificate 3 Guarantee website

This course may be eligible for this funding. Contact us for more information

  • $40.00 Co-Contribution Fee (Concession)
  • $50.00 Co-Contribution Fee (Non-Concession)

The Queensland User Choice program is a publicly funded contribution towards the total cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The user choice program provides apprentices, trainees and their employers the flexibility to select a preferred registered training organisation from a list of pre-qualified suppliers to meet their specific needs. Axiom College is a pre- qualified supplier and can assist you with your inquiries and training needs.

Note Whilst the funding is provided by the Queensland Government it does not cover the full cost of the training as RTO’s are required to levy a student contribution fee. If you want more detail, contact Axiom College. You can also check if you are eligible for funding for using the following link Check your eligibility.

This course may be eligible for this funding. Contact us for more information

UP FRONT PAYMENT

This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.  Any upfront fee that exceeds $1500 a payment plan will apply.

PAYMENT PLAN

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront or the course fee is greater than $1500, you may be eligible for a payment plan, which will be negotiated upon enrolment.

For further information relating to Axiom College’s fees and charges and refund policies, please visit our Policies and Procedures page.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

SELECTION CRITERIA

As part of the selection criteria for this program it is highly recommended that students:

  • are aged 16 years or older by the course commencement date;
  • have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent) or are of mature age; and
  • have basic English skills (written and verbal communication).

PLACEMENT

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. Axiom College may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

Please note: Prior to placement you will need to:

  • complete a Federal Police Check

If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to an Axiom College training consultant for further information.

It is also recommended that all students should undertake screening for vaccination against the following Queensland Health Mandatory vaccination requirements such as:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
  • Influenza
  • Varicella zoster virus (chicken pox)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis B

You will be responsible for any costs associated with meeting these placement requirements, which may include travel and/or accommodation costs as well as an additional cost of approximately $35-$45 for a Criminal History Check.

RESOURCES REQUIRED

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable Internet connection to access learning resources, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at Axiom College, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

CREDIT TRANSFERS & PATHWAYS

CREDIT TRANSFER

Axiom College 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 notify Axiom College when you enrol.

You will need to submit your documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer via mail or email. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

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 competency in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at a 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 when enrolling, fee’s will apply and will be discussed upon enrolment.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

Everyone’s journey is different and sometimes you need some extra support. We’re here to help. 

Throughout your training you will have access to support from our student support centre and trainers and assessors via phone, email or in person.

You will be supported in your learning in the following ways:

  • Answering queries about assignment questions by phone, email or face to face;
  • Explaining assessment processes;
  • Arranging contact with a trainer, via telephone or visit;
  • Monthly status reports keeping you up to date on your progress;
  • Making appropriate arrangements for students with disabilities;
  • Organising assignments to be assessed in a timely manner; and
  • Advising students of their results and any further required study or assessment.

Talk to our friendly Student Support Services team – 1800 029 466 – info@axiomcollege.com.au or contact us online

HOW TO APPLY

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you’re ready to get started.

 APPLY NOW or contact a training consultant on 1800 114 419 to get started!

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however Axiom College’s policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Some Student Feedback

Why Choose Axiom College?

01 JOB READY TRAINING

Our collection of nationally recognised qualifications and professional skills short courses are designed to provide you with the best training to meet today's tough industry expectations. We work with industry professionals to develop each of our courses to ensure the highest standards for both training materials and delivery. A course with Axiom College will prepare you for the real world.

02 FRIENDLY TRAINERS

Driving our course delivery is our team of industry experienced trainers and training partners. We believe in employing industry experts to deliver our courses which is why you can expect to learn from people who have been there and done it. They can offer you real advice, real insight and real knowledge about what to expect when you get into the workforce. To be the best you need to learn from the best.

03 FLEXIBLE DELIVERY

Our courses have been tailored to suit a range of delivery requirements. Flexible delivery options such as class (face to face) online or correspondence will enable you to study where you want, when you want. Our online student portal will provide you with the tools and materials required to complete your studies from home, work or out an about. Live your busy life and succeed in your studies with Axiom College.

Our trainers all have industry currency which means they have recent and relevant industry experience. With real life stories and experiences to share, our qualifications come to life providing useful industry insight. Axiom College’s continuous improvement policy has seen our programs develop beyond the assessment outcomes to include meaningful industry connections.

School-based Apprenticeships & Traineeships provide senior secondary school students with hands-on industry experience as they complete a nationally recognised qualification – which attracts QCE points – while undertaking their senior school certificate. It is also a valuable addition to a resume.

Since 1994 Axiom College, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), has provided quality training outcomes that are current, flexible, convenient and future ready. Our nationally recognised qualifications and industry respected short courses can be delivered in class, online, in the workplace or at school. Our skilled trainers bring our courses to life with recent relevant industry experience, blending learning outcomes with sought after skills for the real world.

THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

Assessment will only be carried out for accredited training where a qualification, statement of attainment or licence may be issued.

Assessment will be carried out on the submission of completed unit/s of competency. Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at Axiom College, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Assessment evidence submitted by the student will be marked and feedback given advising whether the evidence is satisfactory (successful) or unsatisfactory (unsuccessful). Additional feedback may be provided as required. All evidence is retained by Axiom College.

SUBMITTING COMPLETED ASSESSMENTS

Students can submit completed assessments for marking through the online student portal or by handing to an Axiom College Trainer during face to face training.

STUDENT SUPPORT CENTRE

The Student Support Centre aims to deliver an integrated professional service to all students and employers. This is achieved by providing quality customer service to enhance the overall learning experience.

The Support team provides support, guidance and advice to learners and employers for any queries or online technical issues they may encounter.

GET IN TOUCH

If you are looking for more information or you are ready to go ahead and begin training with Axiom College then please contact us via one of the following methods.

1800 114 419
for general enquiries

1800 029 466
for current students

INFO@AXIOMCOLLEGE.COM.AU
for all email general enquiries

CONTACT US ONLINE

If you would like more information please visit our contact page

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