Community Services

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the unit of competency.

Duration

Full Time
44 weeks

Mode of Study

Classroom & self-directed learning
practical application in a simulated work environment
work placement

Assessment

questioning
projects
case scenarios
reports
skills assessments observation in the workplace.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Southern Cross Education Institute’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy indicator
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

Additional requirements required upon course enrolment or prior to commencing industry work placement:

  • Hold or undertake National police clearance certificate
  • Commonwealth Statutory Declaration
  • Working with Children’s Check (for disability specialisation only)
  • Hold or undertake (SA ONLY):
    • Disability services employment screening
    • Vulnerable person-related employment screening
    • Aged care sector employment screening

Further Study Pathways

After achieving CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

Aged/Home and Community Stream

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Community Aged Care Worker

Disability Stream

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker (Disability)
  • Respite Care Worker

Core Units

CHCCCS015 - Support independence and well being
CHCCCS023 - Work effectively with older people
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 
Self Electives

CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid


Ageing, Home & Community specialisation

CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families

Disability specialisation

CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

 
*Elective units have been selected by SCEI in consultation with industry experts and are a reduced list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list.

- CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Cricos: 090551A

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the unit of competency.

Duration

Full time
44 weeks

Mode of Study

Classroom & self-directed learning
practical application in a simulated work environment
work placement

Assessment

questioning
projects
case scenarios
reports
skills assessments observation in the workplace.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study. Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Individuals originating from assessment level 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (http://www.border.gov.au).

Must also be aged 18 or above.

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Commonwealth of Australia Statutory Declaration

After achieving CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Employment Opportunities

The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

Aged/Home and Community Stream

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Community Aged Care Worker

Disability Stream

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker (Disability)
  • Respite Care Worker

Core Units

CHCCCS015 - Support independence and well being
CHCCCS023 - Work effectively with older people
CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 
Self Electives

CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid


Ageing, Home & Community specialisation

CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families

Disability specialisation

CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

 
*Elective units have been selected by SCEI in consultation with industry experts and are a reduced list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list.