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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

National ID: CHC33015 State ID: AA66
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Are you ready for a lifelong career helping those who have lived a long life?

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) you'll be on your way to a diverse and fullfilling career in the direct care industry.

Gain these skills:

  • Working effectively in the aged care industry and caring for the elderly
  • Enabling clients to maintain independence
  • Understand and support people with dementia
  • Safety procedures, ethical behaviour and infection control
  • Working with cultural diversity
  • Workplace health and safety

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Is this the right course for you?

Have you got what it takes to be successful in this career? Our Core Skills guide lists the skills and attributes necessary to study and work in this field.

See the Core Skills required (278 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

   

This course is available for online study.

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Look out for the self-paced option below to apply. Once enrolled, you will receive information about how to login to our eCampus and instructions for getting started studying this course online.

 

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This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

Half-price

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees until December 2021. Fees are capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession, plus resource fees and other fees that may apply to your course. Find out more

Online

Some of the courses on the list can be done completely online. However some of the courses require a practical component which can't be done online, or some may be a mix of online and face-to-face learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For a full list of online courses, please use the filters under the Refine course results menu.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Student must be over 18 years of age as the industry generally does not provide work placements for students under 18, making younger people unable to complete the qualification.

Online study

For online study the hours per week will vary. The course runs over two semesters.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

The nature of online study can involve a significant investment of time and the ability to be a focused, self-motivated learner. You should consider your personal circumstances and past study history before committing to study online. Find out more in our online study info pack below.

Online study info pack (334 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

Work placement

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course and will be arranged by SM TAFE. Students who are under 18 years old are reminded that it will be difficult to secure work placement as a minor, making them unable to complete the qualification.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID and stationery (pen and exercise book).

Prior to enrolment into this qualification, please consider:

  • If you are under 18 years of age
  • Any criminal conviction as it will appear on your National Police Certificate (compulsory to obtain)
  • Any difficulty in communicating with either workers or clients. (I.e. difficulty with written or spoken English)
  • Difficulty with the manual tasks involved in personal care work, including lifting (e.g. 'bad back')
  • Ability to set aside between four and five days/week for attendance at classes, work placement and study
  • Likelihood of finding it difficult or distressing to provide personal care such as toileting and bathing for clients of any gender and varying ages
  • Ability to attend your work placement regularly and reliably

All students enrolled in Individual Support are encouraged to obtain First Aid training (HLTAID003 is preferred). It is your responsibility to organise and pay for the training.

You may be required to obtain a Working With Children Check and National Police Clearance prior to a supervised work placement. This will depend on the organisation you arrange your work placement with.

For more information visit:
https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au(opens in a new tab)
https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Police-Direct/National-Police-Certificates(opens in a new tab)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Study options and next steps

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All year round

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Duration 12 Months
When All year round
Where eCampus
How Online

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