CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Mater Education’s Individual Support course gives you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to work within community or residential care setting, in various roles including:

  • respite care worker
  • support worker
  • home help worker
  • direct care worker
  • personal carer
  • personal care worker
  • personal care assistant (PCA).

You'll study and train onsite at Mater’s world-class clinical simulation facility, where industry-trained experts and educators will help you learn through a practical, problem solving approach.

On successful completion, you’ll graduate with a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification, and be ready to pursue a rewarding career.

Entry requirements

Mater Education wants everyone enrolled into the program to have every opportunity to succeed at their study. Our program is dynamic, and delivered in a way that caters to all learning styles.

When applications are open, you will need to complete an online application including:

1. addressing the following three criteria:

  • What motivates you to pursue a career in healthcare at this time?
  • Why do you think the Mater Education program would suit you?
  • How do you plan to balance your life, work and full-time study commitments while undertaking the individual support program?

2.  details of your work history and voluntary experience

3. details of any prior education, including copies of any qualifications, statements of attainment or a transcript of completed study and/or your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education awarded for the completion of year 12.

Selection
Applicants that address the defined criteria as published and whose answers are clear and informative will progress to the next stage. 

Stage 1: To set you up for success, we'll ask you to undergo a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) evaluation before starting the program. The LLN evaluation will give us an insight into your reading, writing and numeracy skills, and help us plan any extra support you may need to succeed in the program.

Stage 2: Applicants who display competence at or above Exit Level 2 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy will be invited to an interview, and complete a written assessment at Mater Education.

To work in the healthcare sector you need to be responsible, physically fit, mentally alert and practical. You also need to be able to carry out all of the physical activities that are a part of caring for someone.

Certificates and permits
Confirmation of your enrolment as an Individual Support student is subject to the completion of a criminal history check (Fit2Work).

To complete vocational placement, you will also be required to obtain a Blue Card. This is free for students and will be discussed at the interview stage. (If you have any questions about Blue Card requirements, please contact us.)

Immunisation
You need to be immunised, or in the process of being vaccinated, for the following communicable diseases:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Seasonal vaccinations (influenza) as required.

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Duration & dates

Duration
This course is delivered over 22 weeks. Classes are held 2.5 days per week, except for your vocational experience which will run five days per week, over three consecutive weeks. Part of the course involves self-directed study, with tutorials available to help with your learning.

Next available intake: January 2019
Class: 2.5 days per week
Orientation: Monday, 21 January
Finish: Monday, 24 June

View the indicative timetable for January 2019

Cost

Full Fee-paying student—$3,000
 

Mater Education offers a payment plan for the Individual Support course fees. To pay your fees this way you’ll need to make three to five non-refundable payments—the first before the start of the course. There are no administration fees or interest charges, and no extra charges for credit card payments. Please contact us to find out about our payment plan.
 

Additional costs
As part of your enrolment you may need to buy:

  • closed-in black shoes
  • black tailored pants or a knee-length black skirt (preferably with pockets)
  • criminal history check "Fit2Work" ($29)
  • any expenses relating to demonstrating immunity or vaccination.
 

Cancellation and refund policy.

Vocational placement

Vocational placement consolidates your knowledge within the real healthcare environment by giving you the opportunity to apply theory to practice. It happens at the end of the course and must be successfully completed to achieve an award.
 
Your placement could be in an:

  • aged care facility, or
  • community care centre.

Learning outcome

On successful completion you’ll graduate with a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification that will carry the Nationally Recognised Training logo. Should you leave the course before you complete it, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment for any units of competence you’ve completed.

Course outline

This qualification comprises 13 Units of Competency.

Core units

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.

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
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.

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work effectively in a health setting with clients, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
This unit gives you the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations.

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
This unit provides the basic level of knowledge of anatomy and physiology needed to recognise healthy body systems.

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.

Group A Elective units

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach. This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

Elective units

HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow organisational infection prevention and control procedures, including implementing standard and transmission-based precautions and responding to infection risks.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid
This unit describes the skills and knowledge you need to provide a first aid response to a casualty.

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
This unit contains the knowledge and skills you need to:

  • understand and respond to instructions
  • carry out routine tasks and communicate with a range of internal/external clients in a medical environment
  • use appropriate medical terminology.

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