Health and Aged Care

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

The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) is the minimum qualification for people who are working or want to work as Personal Care Assistants in residential aged care facilities, home based support and community (HAC). Demand for people with this qualification is high, as the industry grows to service Australia’s rapidly ageing population.

This course would suit:

  • People who would like to work in Aged Care Services Industry
  • People who are looking for a career change
  • People currently employed within the Health, Aged Care and Disability industry*

*For those people employed in the industry, they may be eligible to undertake this course through an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship.

Career Opportunities

Due to the high demand for people with this qualification, this course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Extended care assistant (ECA)
  • Community care worker
  • Accommodation support worker
  • Support worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Residential support worker

Study Pathways

On successful completion of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Home and Community) you can enrol in the additional four units required to complete the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) – Disability Specialisation

Further study the following pathways exist:

Location, dates and times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  13 May – November 2019
  • Duration:  Full-time, day, 4 days per week, Monday to Thursday – 9am to 3pm
  • Information Sessions:  Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 10am OR 2pm
    • Venue:  Room D1.04, D Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Applicants need only attend one session. You will be undertaking a written assessment on the day so please bring a pen, a copy of your resume and copies of any relevant documents to support your application. Please do not bring original documents.

SOUTH
Snug
In partnership with CHRISTIAN HOMES TASMANIA INC. (CHT) (Snug/Kingston)
Study and learn in the workplace

  • Next Intake:  Tuesday, 5 March – 26 September 2019
  • Duration:  Full-time – 3 days per week – Tuesday & Wednesday – 9.15am to 2.45pm and Thursday – 7am to 3pm
  • Thursdays being workplace based at either Snug or Kingston facilities or with CHT Community Program (not including School Holidays)
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • As this course is delivered in conjunction with Christian Homes Tasmania Inc. you will be required to undertake an interview as part of the application process.

NORTH
Launceston Campus

Intake 1:  Full-time (Ageing, Home and Community)

  • February – July 2019
  • Duration:  4 days per week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 9.30am to 3pm

Intake 2: Part-time Day (Ageing, Home and Community)

  • February 2019 – February 2020
  • Duration:  2 days per week – Tuesday & Thursday – 9.30am to 3pm

Intake 3:  Part-time Evening (Ageing, Home and Community)

  • March 2019 – March 2020
  • Duration:  2 days per week – Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 9pm

Information & Application Sessions for all Intakes: 

  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019 – 11am OR 6pm (for approx. 2 hours)
    • Venue:  Wellington Square, Cnr Wellington & Paterson Streets, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307  to register your interest.

NORTH
George Town

  • Part Time Day (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • Next Intake:  May 2019 – May 2020
  • Duration:  2 days per week – Thursday & Friday – 9.30am to 3pm
  • Venue:  George Town Trade Training Centre, 147-185 Franklin Street, George Town
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307  to register your interest

NORTH
Deloraine

  • Part Time Day (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • Next Intake: May 2019 – May 2020
  • Duration:  2 days per week – Monday & Friday – 9.30am to 3pm
  • Venue:  Deloraine Trade Training Centre, Landsdowne Place, Deloraine
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307  to register your interest.

NORTH
Scottsdale

  • Part Time Day (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • Next Intake:  25 February 2019 – October 2019
  • Duration:  2 days per week – Monday and Friday, 9.30am to 3pm
  • Information & Application Session:  Thursday, 24 January 2019, 11am (for approx. 2 hours)
    • Venue:  Dorset Trade Training Centre, Scottsdale High School
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307  to register your interest.

NORTH WEST
CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
On successful completion you can then go on and enrol in the additional units needed to complete the nominated specialisation of your choice – Disability or Home & Community Care.

Devonport Campus

  • Next Intake:  25 February – 20 September 2019
  • Duration:  3 days per week – Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 9.30am to 3pm (includes some online study days)
  • Information and Application Sessions: Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10am OR 6pm (for approx. 2 hours)
    • Venue: B Block, Valley Road Campus, Devonport
  • 2 days in class and 1 day online per week.

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  February – July 2019
  • Duration:  4 days per week – Monday to Thursday – 9.30am to 3pm (includes some online study days)
  • Information and Application Sessions: Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10am OR 6pm (for approx. 2 hours)
    • Venue: F Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • 3 days in class and 1 day online per week.

Regional Program – Smithton

  • Course Dates:  6 February – 4 December 2019
  • Duration:  2 days per week – every Wednesday in class – 9.30am to 3pm, and 1 day online plus additional days in prac room as required
  • Information & Application Session:  Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10.30am to 12.30pm
    • Venue:  Smithton Trade Training Centre, Montagu Road, Smithton
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest.

Applicants need only attend one session. Please bring a pen, a copy of your resume and copies of any relevant documents to support your application. Please do not bring original documents.

Devonport Campus

The Northwest Team are also offering a Disability Specialisation for students who have already completed the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home & Community) and would like to increase their knowledge in the Disability Sector.

Attendance Options

On campus courses are usually completed within 12 months – with breaks over the school holidays

Delivery varies in regions and check information provided in each region regarding class start times, duration, course commencement dates and availability of work placement opportunities.

General Duration is:

  • 4 day/week program = 23 weeks
  • 3 day/week program = 28 weeks
  • 2 day/week program = 36 weeks

Learning Options

For students studying on campus learning will be undertaken using a combination of the listed delivery modes

  • Classroom – Including undertaking project work, group work and presentations
  • Applied learning and assessment activities. In the simulated learning environment (Prac Room)
  • Online learning and assessment activities (Using TasTAFE online learning system called CANVAS)
  • 120 hours of full time Work Placement*

*Work placement is a compulsory component of this course and students must be able to attend shifts as stipulated by industry (e.g. 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm).

You will be allocated a work placement by your teacher. You will be responsible for:

  • Managing your time and other commitments to attend placement
  • Own transportation
  • Have completed Police check and Working with vulnerable people check

All shifts will be scheduled on weekdays, there will be no overnight or weekend shifts scheduled.

For students studying on-the-job e.g. Trainee

  • On the job (Training and Assessment undertaken on the job under supervision)
  • Online learning and assessment activities (Using TasTAFE online learning system called CANVAS)
  • Completion of evidence portfolio

If you are working in the sector contact the team to further discuss your learning options

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written assignments
  • Questions
  • Case studies
  • Research projects
  • Observations on the job and in a simulated assessment environment
  • Work placement
  • Portfolio of evidence

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster. For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Concession fees are available for this qualification

What will I need to bring?

  • USB
  • Writing material (pens and notebooks)
  • For work placement: polo shirt, black pants

Are there ‘other’ costs?

In addition to course fees, students will be required to pay the following

  • National Police check –  $50.00
  • Class material fee  –  $50.00

There may be a requirement to provide a working with vulnerable people check (volunteer status) – $19.00 – and will depend on the work placement provider requirements.

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course

However you will be required to ensure that you are physically able to undertake the tasks required and complete the work placement requirements of the qualification.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

Students will be required to successfully complete at least 120 hours of practical work placement

A current National Police check is a requirement of workplaces in this industry and will be required before your practical placement can be undertaken.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • literacy and numeracy skills to the level required by industry
  • good communication and time management skills
  • ability to use word processing software
  • be physically fit
  • have drivers license

Suitability

TasTAFE is committed to supporting applicants into the study program that will best suit their goals, needs and abilities. Applicants will be required to apply for entry into this course by undertaking a written assessment process during which:

Applicants undertake a written application to identify their capacity to undertake training at this AQF level. This process also allows for identification of candidates ASCF skills and learning support requirements

To meet the requirements you must demonstrate the following literacy and numeracy skills:

  • Reading and Writing Skills – ACSF level 2 / 3
  • Oral Communication skills – ACSF level 3
  • Numeracy and Mathematics skills – ACSF level 2 / 3

Students will also be reviewed against basic information technology skills as some training and assessment is undertaken online.

Your written application, any documents you provided, will be reviewed by a teacher.

Your application will be assessed on merit and a score will be given.

You will be formally contacted by TasTAFE by email notifying you of the outcome of your application

If your application is unsuccessful, you will be provided advice on alternative study pathways and details of our Support Services. You will be able to apply again at a future time.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support.

Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support, 13 units must be completed, 7 core and 6 electives.

Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

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