CHC33021

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability & Ageing)

Begin a life-changing educational pursuit with Hader Institute of Education Pty Ltd, your distinguished ally in continuous learning. As an esteemed Registered Training Organisation (RTO number 45162), our accreditation by the Australian Skills Quality Authority is a testament to our dedicated mission of delivering exemplary education. Step into our comprehensive 12-month program, culminating in the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support. Your roadmap to professional achievement is laid out before you at the Hader Institute of Education.

Study from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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12 Months online
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About the online course

Make a tangible impact on your community and experience the fulfilment that comes with a meaningful career. Delve into the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support to empower yourself with the skills needed to provide essential assistance to those in your community. The Australian Government is increasing its focus on this critical sector, with projections indicating that the demand for qualified individual support workers is set to significantly rise within the next decade. This is your chance to not only elevate your professional life but also to contribute profoundly to the lives of others.

Giving back to your community can be very rewarding

The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is a comprehensive course designed for those aspiring to work in community, home, or residential care settings. This qualification emphasises role understanding, focusing on working under supervision as part of a multidisciplinary team, and providing person-centred support to individuals who may require assistance due to ageing, disability, or other reasons. It covers a wide range of factual, technical, procedural, and theoretical knowledge, vital for roles in this sector, ensuring adherence to Australian standards and legislation.

What will you learn online?

The course comprises 9 core units and 6 elective units, allowing for specialisation according to learners’ interests or career goals. Core topics include individualised support, empowerment, supporting independence and wellbeing, and recognising healthy body systems, among others.

Electives provide further specialisation options. Additionally, to obtain this qualification, learners must complete at least 120 hours of practical work, as per the Assessment Requirements. This qualification arms learners with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively support diverse groups in a community or healthcare setting, in compliance with industry standards and legislative requirements.

Who is this online course for?

Our target learners are individuals aspiring to build a career in aged care services and disability support, with a focus on residential, home, /or community-based environments. They are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the elderly and disabled community and are seeking the necessary skills and knowledge to provide compassionate, effective care in these settings.

Possible Career Opportunities

Details of the online course

Student entry requirements

The following local entry requirements apply to ensure applicants can fully engage in the course and have the required learning capacity to meet the course requirements. Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent resident
  • Have completed their education to a level which is equivalent to Year 10 or has completed an AQF Certificate III level qualification.
  • Be capable of completing 120 hours of work placement (60 hours in Aged Care and 60 hours in Disability Services)
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, case notes, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards.
  • Learners are required to pass the ACSF LLN test at the required level in reading, writing and numeracy
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop or computer, and internet to complete the online course and attend virtual classroom sessions.
  • Have a current and clear NDIS Worker Screening Check as per your state/territory
  • Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement)
  • Have the required immunisations, including COVID-19 vaccination, as required to attend the placement facility. Please note, additional immunisations may be required given Government or placement facility’s health policy changes.
  • Complete a Pre-Training Review interview either in-person or via phone/zoom. The entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected during this interview.

How will you learn online?

Our program adopts a blended delivery model, combining various teaching methods to optimise the learning experience. This includes trainer-led synchronous online Zoom classroom sessions, ensuring real-time interaction and guidance. To complement these sessions, the course also incorporates structured self-paced online study, enabling learners to learn at their own rhythm. Further enhancing the learning process is a mandatory work placement. This comprehensive approach ensures a well- rounded educational experience, catering to different learning styles and needs.

The duration of the course is set at 12 months, consisting of 46 weeks of instructional delivery followed by 4 to 6 weeks dedicated to completing 120 hours of work placement, with a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week. The unit structure is designed around single units, each released online according to a predetermined delivery and assessment schedule. Assessments are varied and include written knowledge tests, projects, case studies, practical demonstrations, and assessor observations, all tailored to comprehensively evaluate the learner’s understanding and application of the course material.

Online Learner Support

Hader Institute of Education provides support to all learners through the trainer and the Hader Institute Learner Support Officer.

Online Assessment requirements

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and completing practical demonstrations. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: Written tasks; Case Study; Practical Activities and Demonstrations

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. See the Hader Institute Learner Handbook and policies and procedures.

Available Online Units

The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability & Ageing) is delivered using the course structure outlined below:

Core Units

CHCCCS031: Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038: Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040: Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS041: Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005: Communication and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001: Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006: Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Electives

CHCAGE011: Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013: Work effectively in aged care
CHCDIS011: Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strength-based approach
CHCDIS020: Work effectively in disability support
CHCDIS012: Support community participating and social inclusion
CHCPAL003: Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Course Unit Descriptions

CHCCCS031 - Provide individualised support

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor personal support services for a person within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the person accessing the service and may have different names in different organisations.

CHCCCS038 - Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support, and to deliver rights-based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

CHCCCS040 - Support independence and wellbeing

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as physical and emotional wellbeing.

CHCCCS041 - Recognise healthy body systems

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about healthy body systems and the impacts of ageing and disability. It includes recognising and reporting any changes in healthy bodies involving people who are ageing or living with disability. Any identified issues of concern to be reported to the supervisor or professional health staff.

CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply basic infection prevention and control principles in work settings including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to risks.

HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

CHCAGE011 - Provide support to people living with dementia

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following an established individualised plan.

CHCAGE013 - Work effectively in aged care

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in an aged care work context. The unit covers meeting job requirements, complying with organisational requirements and working in an aged care sector context.

CHCDIS011 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individualised plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.

CHCDIS020 - Work effectively in disability support

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a disability support work context. The unit covers meeting job requirements, complying with organisational requirements and working in a disability sector context.

CHCDIS012 - Support community participation and social inclusion

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial wellbeing and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.

CHCPAL003 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to provide care for people with life-limiting illness and those within the normal ageing process using a palliative approach, as well as end-of-life care.

What career could I have?

If you are a people person, who likes helping others and want a rewarding varied career, you may also like to consider studying the CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support

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Study online from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study online from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study online from as little as $77, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

Study online from as little as $53, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.

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