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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered 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-centered support.

Qualification Description

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered 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-centered support.

Career Outcomes

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Food Services Worker (Aged Care)
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Support Team Leader (experience required)
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Care Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker

Some of the tasks to be completed as part of the above roles are:-

  • Showering clients
  • Dressing clients
  • Shopping
  • Social Activities
  • Cleaning
  • Meal preparation
  • Respite Care

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, all students will be required to provide a national police check at enrolment and complete your first aid certificate before commencing work placement. You may also be required to obtain a flu vaccination.

To obtain a police check go to the following website.

All students must apply for a Working with Children Check. This is mandatory for those students that choose the disability or home and community services courses.

Entry Requirements

  • School certificate or equivalent (Grade 10) or;
  • Reading and Writing Skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Oral Communication skills (L) – ACSF level 3
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills (N) – ACSF level 3
  • 15 years of age
  • Must have a valid USI
  • Police check
  • Influenza vaccination before they attend work placement.

You will be assessed on your language, literacy and numeracy skills prior to enrolment to ensure you have the skills in line with ACSF level 3. If you do not meet the required skills you may need to complete foundational skills training with an approved provider before you can enrol to complete this qualification with ANTS.

When course starts?

We take enrolments throughout the year, students can enrol at a time that suits them. The day may vary depending on venues.
Sutherland: Starts from Monday
Hunter Region: Starts from Tuesday
The detail study schedule is sent out to student as soon as student is enrolled.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hours may vary depending on venues and student demands

Venue:

Sutherland
3-5/818 Old Princes Hwy, Sutherland NSW 2232
(2 minutes walk from Sutherland train station)
Hunter Region–Specific venue details will be confirmed along with the training plan prior to enrolment.

 

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
    • at least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C
    • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, 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.

Packaging for each specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

At least four units from Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).

Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The electives that are delivered by ANTS are listed below:

Core Units – All specialties

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

HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Group A Elective Units – Ageing Specialisation

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Group B Elective Units – Disability Specialisation

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centredbehaviour supports

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Group C Elective Units – Home and Community Specialisation

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

Group A and C Elective Units – Ageing, Home and Community Specialisation

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

please see the link https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC33015

Work Placement

Students will attend the mandatory work placement after completing the face to face theory and simulated training.The placement will include both training and assessment.

Australian Nursing and Training Services (ANTS) arranges work placements for students.

All students must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an accredited residential care facility for either aged care, disability or home and community organisation to be deemed competent for this qualification.

Along with your police check you will also need to obtain HLTAID003 Provide first aid prior to commencing your placement. If you choose the Disability or Home and Community specialisation you will also need to obtain a working with children check.

Some facilities may also require you to provideImmunisation records/evidence, (Flu Vaccines are required in all Accredited Residential Care Facilities, if you are not vaccinated the facility may not accept you)

Uniform requirement

You will be required to provide your own uniform for work placement, please see the detailed description below.

  • Navy or black pants – NO JEANS
  • White short-sleeved collared shirt (Polo Shirt is fine)
  • Flat, black, closed in non-slip shoes. NO CANVAS SHOES
  • Tie your hair up, clean short nails, and limit your jewellery and makeup

How long will it take?

Students can take anywhere from 22 weeks to 24 months to complete the course. Duration is dependent on individual experience, commitment and skills.

Students will be informed of the estimated duration at the time of enrolment along with their training plan.

Delivery Options

Blended – Combination of face to face, simulated training, workplace and self-directed learning.

Course Cost

State and Federal Government subsidy is available for eligible students. See (Our Funding) page for more details

Full fee paying students:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) – $1000

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) – $1000

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) – $1000

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) – $1250

Please refer to the student handbook for any further administration fees that will be applicable to your studies.

Additional Costs

Police Check – $27.50 – $49.50

HLTAID003 Provide first aid – $100

Flu Vaccination – $10 – $150 – this depends on the location you obtain the flu vaccination from and any costs associated with visiting a medical practitioner

General Vaccinations – $50 – $500. The cost of vaccinations will vary dependent on your eligibility for medicare rebates and the cost of your medical practitioner

Working with Children Check – this can be obtained from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian website. For students and volunteers this check is free of charge with a 1 year expiry. For a full check with a 5 year expiry the cost is $80. Students who will be under the age of 18 during their placement are not required to obtain a WWCC check.

Opportunities for Further Study

Successful completion of this program will allow participant to articulate into a number of qualifications including:

CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services

CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows a person to receive recognition and credit for the knowledge and skills they have, no matter how and where they were attained, including overseas. This can include skills from previous study, work experience and life experience.

Credit Transfer

Australian Nursing and Training Services has an obligation to recognise Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other registered training organisations

Assessment

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) will be presented in competency-based mode and the student’s competency will be assessed at all levels according to competencies and performance criteria. The training package for each competency specifies the conditions and method of assessment. Assessment methods range from completing set tasks and activities, class attendance and participation, completion of assignments / projects and practical demonstrations in a simulated or workplace environment.