The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing + Disability) is designed to provide training to entry-level workers who want to work in Disability care facilities, Aged care homes, and hospitals. This qualification 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 assistance 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.
The course is designed to mix face-to-face (classroom-based) and online delivery. While you are learning online, you are also required to come at one of these listed locations to complete your face-to-face training sessions.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to
Amount of training
The student will spend minimum:
290 Hours online
330 Hours Self-Study
176 Self – Practice in the classroom with the presence of Trainer/Assessor
352 Face to Face Classroom-based study
120 Vocational Student Work placement/s in the live environment
Course will deliver
Please note the duration can be longer if a student breaks continuity of training sessions.
Assessment is based on the principles of competency-based training. Performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld are variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.
Assessment for each unit of competence will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessment includes but is not limited to:
Students are advised well in advance of assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration any special needs they may have.
Simulation is the delivery mode to prepare our learners for the real environment (Work placement). HTCA uses range of assessment tools to demonstrate / assess our learners. Trainers at HTCA portray the role of a real client and place the workplace demands while working on projects. These role-plays are designed to cover a range of diverse situations and demands of the clients.
Work based training is a compulsory component of this course for all students. Students are required to work in aged care for 120 hours before graduation. There is no guarantee of employment or salary payment during work experience or work based training or work experience.
All students must produce a current National Police Clearance before they can be placed in workplace training. HTCA staff can assist you to apply for the national police check. Student studying from South Australia are required to obtain DCSI screening(for more details visit https://screening.sa.gov.au )
HTCA will provide a uniform to all Aged Care students while they undertake Vocational workplace training.
All Aged Care students are required to wear non-slip covered flat shoes while undertaking practical training in a simulated environment and in the vocational workplace. HTCA will provide polo shirt to all enrolled students studying for this course.
It is the student's responsibility to buy black stretchable work trousers and black waterproof non-slippery shoes. It is in addition to the total fees and the cost of the shoes and the trousers has to be borne by the student/learner. Please talk to our staff for more details.
This Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) course consists of 15 units of competence with 7 core units and 8 elective units as listed below:
CHCCCS015 Provide Individualized Support
CHCCCS023 Support Independence and Well Being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and Work in Health or Community Services
CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People
CHCLEG001Work Legally and Ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognize Healthy Body Systems
HLTWHS002 Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care
Recognition of Prior Learning is a process where a person with work experience or previous informal learning, can apply to have their skills and knowledge assessed, with the aim of getting a formal qualification. It is achieved through the assessment of evidence you provide against a set of criteria in a qualification.
If you have previously completed an accredited course with units that are identified as equivalent to the units in the course you are interested in you may be able to apply for Credit Transfer
HTCA has a simple but methodical RPL/CT process, which is outlined in detail on the Policy on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).
Prospective students will be made aware of the RPL/CT policy and process prior to enrolment in the program, via discussions and the Student Handbook and website of Hope training College of Australia's, and are encouraged to apply if they believe that they may be eligible.
Please refer to RPL/CT Policy for details on RPL/CT process & other terms.
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There are three scenarios' a student needs to be aware of in regards to the police check: