Are you interested in a caring profession and prefer work that is hands-on? The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) is an ideal qualification if you’re interested in working as a Care Worker or similar in the aged care sector. As a professional in the field of aged care, you’ll have the opportunity to work across a variety of settings professionally – either in a residential or home and community environment.
This course will prepare you for a variety of entry-level work situations in the community services industry. Also included is a Work Placement component, designed to help ensure you gain the practical skills to be able to carry out your role as a Care Worker with confidence.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- Community Support Worker
- Aged Care Worker
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 18 months
- 120 hours of work placement
As a guide, entrants to this program may:
- Have completed year 10, or a qualification at Certificate II level or higher, or 2 years of relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
- You will also need to be at least 18 years at the time of applying for admission
- The participants for the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) may be already working in a supporting or community role, or maybe new to this field of work
- Participants who enter this course are from diverse backgrounds with a distinct interest and a willingness to support others in achieving positive personal outcomes through fulfilling helping capacity roles
- Participants will require a good level of physical fitness to perform all the requirements of a Care Worker. This can include all aspects of manual handling, lifting, bending, stretching and physical transfer of clients
- 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
- At this level, work takes place under the direction of others and supervision may be direct or indirect. Work may take place in a range of community services organisations
- To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
- Access to Upskilled’s customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
- Student Support Team
- Core and specialist trainers
- Online tutorials
Video content access to:
- LinkedIn Learning
This qualification will have you undertake work placement at a nominated host organisation approved by Upskilled.
Work placement has been specifically designed to help prepare you for potential career outcomes, giving you the opportunity to further implement and gain practical skills and valuable industry insights through a real-life workplace.
Your work placement will commence once you have completed most of the theory components of your course.
Here are some key requirements you should be aware of for the CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community):
- You will need to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of work placement
- It is your responsibility to source a suitable host organisation for work placement. Please note that this can take up to several weeks, so it is recommended to allocate sufficient time when sourcing host suitable organisations
- If you are unable to locate a host organisation, Upskilled’s Work Placement Officer can assist you in finding one. Please note that it is required to provide Upskilled with a list of host organisations who have declined your requests for work placement via MyUpskilled
- Once you have successfully secured a work placement with a host organisation, you will need to complete the Work Placement Agreement Form and submit via MyUpskilled. Please note that Upskilled must approve the Work Placement Agreement before you start your work placement
To meet the work placement requirements for this course, you may need to undertake a placement within 2 organisations to allow exposure to both residential aged care and community care settings.
Recognition of Prior Learning
- You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details
- After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT
- This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios
- You’ll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice
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