Course Code: CHC33015

Gain the skills to work in the growing individual support sector. This certificate will teach you how to provide the necessary discretion and judgement for work in individual support. You will be able to work in a community and/or residential setting where you provide person-centred assistance to people who require care due to ageing or disability. You will learn a range of factual, technical and procedural skills as well as some theoretical knowledge of the sector. 

  • Studying online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Rolling Start Dates
  • Access to lynda.com
  • Student Reward Program
  • Government Funding Available
Course structure

This course covers 13 units of competency

Study Mode

This course is delivered online with a work placement.

Locations & Dates

Start when you're ready

  • Description

    Make helping and assisting others to lead more fulfilling, independent lives your career. Your work in this diverse and stable sector involves using your discretion, judgement and responsibility in the area of individual support. Upon graduation, you'll be equipped with a range of factual, technical and procedural skills relevant to the disability sector, as well as theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred individual support. 

    Work is carried out autonomously under the broad guidance of other practitioners and professionals.

    To achieve this qualification, you will be required to complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of Units of Competency.

    Course Features

    • Access to fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Access to the Student Support Services (Helpdesk) where students can receive support and assistance in the use of MyUpskilled as well as any administration enquiries
    • Course material - A text book will be supplied for the course. Other support eLearning materials and instructor created materials will make up the learning content of the course. 
    • Regular contact with their trainer via email, telephone and/or MyUpskilled communication tools
    • Webinars - both live and recorded sessions
    • Access to world leading video training provider Clickview and Lynda.com
    • Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program

    Workplace Assessment

    To achieve this qualification, students are required to complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

    Applicants are expected to source a service suitable in their area. Upskilled can provide you with support upon request, and we will (in our best endeavour) assist you to gain appropriate work experience.

    Course Duration

    This course is delivered online over a period of 12 months. 

    Award

    Graduates receive the award CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.  

    Entry Requirements

    • Organisations within the disability services industry require a Criminal Record Check and some states will require additional suitability checks, dependent upon employer prior to undertaking work experience.
    • A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment will required before enrolment can be confirmed in this course.
    • 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.

    Students will be required to have regular access to a computer and internet access to complete this course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) options are also available for students on request and assistance will be provided to determine eligibility. Each student requesting RPL will be interviewed and they should provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application and may be assessed on the job. On the job assessments can be conducted to assess current skills and knowledge.

  • Unit Outline

    The program is broken into 5 logical clusters of training: 1/The Language of Community Services and Health: Communication; 2/Law and Ethics in Community Services and Health; 3/Diversity, Participation and Inclusion; 4/ Independence, Empowerment and Human Rights; 5/Professional Care and Self Compassion​.  All units must be successfully completed to attain the Certificiate III.

    Unit Code
    Unit Name
    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
    CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
    CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
    CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
    CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
    CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
    CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    Cluster 1: The Language of Community Services and Health: Communication

    This cluster has a direct relationship to two units of competence. The ability to understand and communicate in the language of health are covered within this cluster. This cluster delivers various outcomes that are broad and are relevant to health and community services.

    Cluster 2: Law and Ethics in Community Services and Health

    This cluster has a direct relationship to two units of competence. This cluster delivers various outcomes that are broad and are relevant to workers working in a range of community services.

    Cluster 3: Diversity, Participation and Inclusion

    This cluster has a direct relationship to two units of competence. This cluster delivers various outcomes that are broad and are relevant to workers working in a range of community services.

    Cluster 4: Independence, Empowerment and Human Rights

    This cluster has a direct relationship to five units of competence. This cluster delivers various outcomes that are broad and are relevant to workers working in a range of community services.

    Cluster 5: Professional Care and Self Compassion

    This cluster has a direct relationship to three core units and three elective units of competence. Developing communication protocols for a team or business unit; engaging consumers, analysing service needs of particular groups and developing programs and services to meet those needs.

  • Career Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification are not limited to but may include:

    • Accommodation support worker
    • Field officer
    • Assistant in nursing
    • Home care assistant
    • Care assistant
    • In-home respite worker
    • Nursing assistant
    • Care worker
    • Personal care assistant
    • Community care worker
    • Personal care giver
    • Community house worker
    • Personal care worker
    • Community support worker
    • Residential care worker
    • Disability service officer
    • Support worker
  • Payment

    Option 1 – Save 15%

    Save 15% ($535) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $3,015

    Option 2 - 24 Month Interest-free payment plan

    No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months. Get started for just $35 a week! Total course cost: $3,550

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