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COMMUNITY SERVICES

The community services sector continues to be one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing employers. Occupations such as early childhood educators, aged care workers and disability support workers have experienced strong growth and this growth is expected to increase to meet community service demands and changes to service delivery models within these sectors. Our Certificate III to Diploma courses in these occupational fields incorporate a work placement component ensuring the student has the skills, knowledge and competencies required for immediate employment and/or entry into pathway courses.

CHC33015 – CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

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 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the unit of competency.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to
undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 10 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

  • National police check
  • Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, students may continue their
studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this
qualification:

  • Aged care worker

CORE UNITS

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 – Support Independence and well being
  • 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

ELECTIVES

  • CHCAGE002 – Implement fails prevention strategies
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
...

DURATION

Full Time,
46 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Projects
  • Case Scenarios
  • Research
  • Observation in the workplace

CHC33015 – CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

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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 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the unit of competency.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to
demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated
via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 11 or the equivalent level of study.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Individuals originating from assessment level 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (http://www.border.gov.au).
  • Must also be aged 18 or above.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • National Police clearance
  • Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration

After achieving CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, students may continue their
studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:
  • Aged care worker

CORE UNITS

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 – Support Independence and well being
  • 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

ELECTIVES

  • CHCAGE002 – Implement fails prevention strategies
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
...

DURATION

Full Time,
46 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Projects
  • Case Scenarios
  • Research
  • Observation in the workplace