Are you passionate about a career in caring for others, both in the aged care and disability sectors? The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) is your gateway to becoming a skilled Care Worker in these vital fields. As a professional in aged care and disability support, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference, whether in a residential setting or within the community.
This comprehensive course is tailored to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in your roles as a Care Worker, both for the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Additionally, it includes a Work Placement component, ensuring you gain hands-on experience and confidence in providing exceptional care to both aging and disabled individuals.
What you'll learn
In this qualification, you will undertake a series of units designed to develop your skills as a professional aged care and disability support worker. These units will equip you with the knowledge and competencies required to excel in your roles, emphasising compassion and ethics. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to apply your learning in real-world settings during work placement.
You will learn to:
- Help clients with domestic duties and personal care needs, ensuring their well-being and comfort
- Support clients in their social and emotional health, providing a caring and nurturing environment
- Aid clients to move safely from one area to another, ensuring their safety and mobility
- Assist clients in navigating the NDIS system and gain access to other vital services, ensuring they receive the support they need
- Empower clients to feel independent and reach their goals, fostering their self-esteem and personal growth
- Build strong and meaningful relationships with carers and families, creating a supportive network for those you care for
By enrolling in this course, you will be well-prepared to deliver compassionate care to individuals in both the aging and disability sectors, making a positive impact in their lives and providing comprehensive support in a wide range of areas.
About Self-Paced Learning
Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.
While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.
We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.
On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.
Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.
This course is designed to be completed within 18 months.
There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated, well-organised, experienced and committed to making time to study can complete the qualification at an accelerated pace.
Please speak with one of our Education Consultants about your study and course completion goals.
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
- Specialist trainers
- Online tutorials
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
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.
For the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), the work placement requirements are as follows:
If you are currently working in the disability industry, you are required to undertake a period of at least 120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability, or community service organisation, focusing on activities specified for CHCCCS040 - Support independence and wellbeing.
If you are not currently working in the disability industry, you are required to complete an additional ten (10) hours of work placement in addition to the 120 hours. This extra placement provides you with the opportunity to practice the specific skills required in the disability industry.
Be sure to check out our Industry Partners if you need further assistance in sourcing a host organisation for work placement.
Role-Playing and Interactive Learning Activities
This course comes with Interactive Learning Activities. Upskilled understands the importance of practical experience, so to complement the theory components of your course, our specialist trainers may run ad-hoc Interactive Learning Activities.
You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with other students - sharing questions, thoughts and ideas, as well as participating together in interactive learning activities.
While the Interactive Learning Activities are not mandatory, your participation is encouraged.
You can receive some additional benefits and support, which may include:
- Having a study buddy where you can bounce off ideas and help each other with assessments.
- Online Classrooms where our specialist trainers can go over learning content that's part of your course.
- Activities that relate to your assessments, which can help boost your knowledge and skills.
Additionally, role-playing is included in some of the learning areas of this course. It will also make up some of the practical elements of your assessments, including the assessments in your work placement.
The benefits of role-playing
Upskilled believes that you can benefit from undertaking role-playing activities throughout your studies. Not only are they fun and interactive, it gives you the opportunity to collaborate with other participants such as other students, your family, friends and or colleagues.
Below are some benefits you can experience when role-playing:
- Improved decision-making and communication skills: Working in health and community services may involve you working in a variety of work settings. Professionals in this field are expected to make decisions and communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and stakeholders. Our role-playing assessments can help further improve your decision-making and communication skills in a community service workplace.
- Preparation for work placement: Role-playing is effective in helping you prepare for work placement. Before you go on work placement, you'll need to complete most of the theory components of your course. The skills and knowledge developed from your role-playing assessments are based on scenarios you may face when working in the community services industry.
- Develop knowledge and skills to be "work-ready": Due to the interactive nature of role-playing, it can be an opportunity to practice community service industry roles with volunteers and other students in order to enhance your knowledge and skills. Job roles within this field are "hands-on", so role-playing can prepare you for the physical nature of the work - particularly in the disability and aged care sectors.