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CHC33015
Certificate III in

Individual Support

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Start date
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Duration
12 months
Mode
100% online
Units
13 units

Summary

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Move into one of the most rewarding and stable sectors by gaining accredited qualifications in individual support. Find a job role as a personal care giver in a variety of capacities, in a community or residential setting, where you will provide person-centred assistance to people who require care due to ageing or disability. This entry-level qualification teaches you a range of factual, technical and procedural skills as well as some theoretical knowledge of the sector, so you can start your career or formalise skills you already have.
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Detail

This comprehensive qualification gives you nationally accredited skills and includes a work placement, to give you real-life experience in the sector. Learn how to communicate effectively, work with diverse people in an ethical way, and facilitate the empowerment of people who are ageing, or who have a disability. This course prepares you for further study, or could see you move into a job role in a variety of settings, in individual support. 
  • Course structure

    The course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

    For those currently working in the industry, a workplace supervisor or manager may be requested to provide evidence of support towards the participants’ competency in the units/qualification. Third Party Reports or observations may be required to be completed as advised by the participants’ assessor.

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Work placement
    This qualification requires 120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation. Allocated study hours will vary depending on the participant's prior experience in industry or general life experiences.
     
    You will be required to complete an application for a Working with Children Check prior to enrolment in this course.
     
    Upskilled will secure your work placement, ensuring we can provide an environment in which you can be successful in the course. During your placement, an Upskilled workplace assessor will visit you to observe you performing required assessment tasks. More information can be accessed here.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.

Outcomes

This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, potential job roles could include: Home Care Assistant, Community Care Worker, Personal Care Worker, Support Worker or one of our featured job roles listed below:

Subjects

This qualification consists of the following units of competency. All units of competency must be successfully completed to attain the qualification. This program is broken into 5 logical clusters of training:
  • Community Services Communication
  • Law and Ethics
  • Diversity Participation and Inclusion
  • Independence Empowerment and Human Rights
  • Professional Care and Self Compassion
  • 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. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCCCS023
    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. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.

  • HLTAAP001
    Recognise healthy body systems

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

  • 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. This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

  • 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. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

  • 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. This unit applies to all workers. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCCCS015
    Provide individualised support

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations. This unit applies to workers who provide support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCDIS003
    Support community participation and social inclusion

    This unit describes the 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 well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences. This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

  • CHCDIS007
    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans. This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

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

    This unit describes the 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 individual plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach. This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services and health contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

  • CHCADV001
    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist clients to identify their rights, voice their needs and concerns and realise their interests, rights and needs. This unit applies to workers of all levels in a range of health or community services settings who provide services using a human rights based approach and have direct interaction with clients.

  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCDIS002
    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability. This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

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