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If you are planning to embark on a career in aged care, are looking to improve your current career or want to further your own personal development our framework ensures you will be getting the most out your studies.

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

National Course Code | CHC33015
CRICOS Course Code | 095782A

Course Overview

Like Australia, most countries are facing an ageing population and are seeking solutions to cope with the care of their elderly. Aged Care Courses provides students with skills to use a person centred approach to assist with personal care, by using their clients individual care plans, promote healthy lifestyle and support their emotional wellbeing.

If you are looking for a rewarding career, then consider working with the elderly as an aged care worker. You will learn how to use a person centred approach while taking care of those that need assistance with their daily living. You will follow their individual care plans to assist with their personal care, emotional wellbeing and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Looking after an elderly person requires a caring supportive and patient nature so that you can establish a trust and good relationship with your client.

Our Aged Care course delivery is a great combination ‘hands-on’ training in a simulation lab and up-to-date theory study in the classroom. This practical approach to training, along with work placement will make sure that our graduates are job-ready and able to excel in their chosen careers.

Quick Facts

QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

CRICOS Course Code

095782A

DURATION

Full Time 9 months
(3 Terms x 10 Weeks)

MODE

Classroom

JOB OUTCOMES

Personal Care Assistant
Aged Care Worker
Residential Care Worker
Accommodation Support Worker
Assisting in Nursing
In-home Respite Worker

COURSE FEES

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Job Outcomes

The program outcomes for this course are:

  • Workers qualified at a Certificate III level are primarily employed as a support worker in aged care, home and community care.
  • A study pathway to the Certificate IV in Ageing Support.
  • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate.

    Modules

    Individualised Support
    Working in Aged Care
    Work Placement

    Units of Competency within the Course

    Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course.

    Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work as a support worker in aged care, home and community care. The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

    This is an entry level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary. The course is also suitable for learners who have professional qualifications in health or community services and are seeking a qualification that will give them practical skills to work in aged care sectors.

    Entrants must have:

    • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.

      The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.

    • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

    The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing personal care for adults, lifting and cleaning.

    Students need to be able to relate to older adults, and their families, have a keen interest to assist these clients to live life to the fullest, always maintaining dignity and respect. Students must have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

    The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

    Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations

    This program is timetabled for 600 hours over a course duration of 39 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 150 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 50 hours per term.

    The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (480 hours) and the remaining 20% (120 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.

    The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 1000 hours (600 structured hours and 400 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

    Training and Assessment

    Your classroom learning will take place in a dedicated simulation lab. This means your classroom will have similar equipment as a ‘simulated hospital ward’ including beds, hydraulic lifters, aged care manikins, shower chairs, commodes, wheelchairs, general purpose client care equipment.

    In your classes you can expect to be undertaking personal care, practicing infection control, and using a range of industry operating models such as creating individualised plans to simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace.

    In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit a written assessment kit online. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.
    A first aid course is also part of this qualification.

    Work Placement

    A 150 hour work placement will be undertaken in your last term of study. In this work placement you will be learning and practicing the skills you will be able to use in your own workplace. In order to successfully complete this component of your study, you will have to have a successful supervisor report, work place visit from a trainer and assessor and also submit a competent work placement log book.

    For the purposes of work placement, students need to be aware that some centres may be open between 6:00am to 10:00pm, and students may be required to complete early or late shifts.

    Training Locations

    Your training will occur on campus and within the workplace. The work placement can be arranged by the College, or you may be able to nominate your own workplace (subject to approval). If the College is arranging your work placement, we will endeavour to find a workplace which is close to your campus (subject to availability).

    Campus Locations

    Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

    Student Support

    The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

    Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

    • Support services
    • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
    • Legal services
    • Emergency and health services
    • Facilities and resources
    • Complaints and appeals processes
    • Deferments

    Additional sources of student services information available includes:

    • Student Services Booklet
    • ALG Student Handbook
    • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
    • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
    Student Requirements
    • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.
    • All students will need to provide a clear and current national police check prior to the start of any work placement. Students need to apply at least 6 weeks prior to undertaking a work placement. The costs for a national police check is the responsibility of the student and not included in course fees.
    • Uniform: 4Life College provides learners on work placement with 2 polo shirts. Whilst on work placement students are required to provide at their cost, and wear, navy or black slacks/ trousers/skirt and enclosed flat soled shoes (not sports runners).
    • To maximise the chance of a student successfully completing their training, ALG attempts to identify any support individual learners need prior to their enrollment or commencement. Some of the ways to identify learning needs is to ask all prospective students to self-assess. So prior to enrolling please ensure i) you can meet all course requirements (listed in this course overview) ii) you nominate any learning needs they have prior to enrollment either by contacting us or on your application/enrolment forms  and iii) consider booking a trial lesson if you have any doubts the course may not be suitable for you from an educational, cultural or other reason. Please refer to Section A3 of the student handbook for details.
    Timetable

    Click here to download the Timetable for this course.

    Certificate IV in Ageing Support

    National Course Code | CHC43015
    CRICOS Course Code | 095783M

    Course Overview

    Ideally you will be working in aged care services so that you can build on the skills learnt in the Certificate III in Individual Support.

    This qualification will allow you to advance in your career in aged care, by preparing you to support elderly clients in specialised tasks and functions but also in a variety of settings.

    By completing this aged care course you will build a foundation for supervising other support workers, advocating for the elderly within a caring and legal and ethical framework.

    Quick Facts

    QUALIFICATION ACHIEVED

    CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

    CRICOS Course Code

    095783M

    DURATION

    Full Time 6 months
    (2 Terms x 10 Weeks)

    MODE

    Classroom

    JOB OUTCOMES

    Aged Care Team Leader, Home Care Team Leader, Community Care Centre Team Leader

    COURSE FEES

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    Job Outcomes

    The program outcomes for this course are:

    • Workers qualified at a Certificate IV level are primarily employed as support workers and team leaders in Aged, Home or Community care centres.
    • A study pathway to the CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services.
    • Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques.

    Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate.

      Modules

      Coordinating and Managing Aged Care
      Work Placement

      Units of Competency within the Course

      Click here to download the Units of Competency for this course.

      Entry Requirements - Skills, Knowledge and Experience

      The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work as a support worker in aged care, home and community care in a team leader capacity. The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom based program with significant practical experience.

      This course requires the completion of either the 4Life Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) or at minimum, the following units of competency:

      CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
      HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
      CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
      CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
      CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
      CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
      HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
      CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach

      Gap training is available to students who have undertaken the Certificate III in Individual Support at another RTO and have not completed the above units.

      Entrants must have:

      • Successfully completed the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8. Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet.

        The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.

      • Sufficient level of English proficiency in order to interact with and document client interactions, interpret documents, learner guides and assessment tools, prepare written reports and plans. For more information, please view our English Requirements Factsheet.
      • Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to establish and manage professional networks and client relationships with clients of various ages and backgrounds.

      The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing personal care for adults, lifting and cleaning.

      Students need to be able to relate to older adults and their families, have a keen interest to assist these clients to live life to the fullest, always maintaining dignity and respect. Students must have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

      The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over.

      Amount of Training, Volume of learning, Mode of Study and Course Expectations

      This program is timetabled for 400 hours over a course duration of 26 weeks. This time is divided into both training (on campus and self-paced) and assessment. Students will be required to attend the campus for 150 hours per term and engage in self-paced study of 50 hours per term. A term is typically 10 weeks.

      The amount of training component is estimated at 80% of the students overall learning (320 hours) and the remaining 20% (80 hours) is attributed to assessment. If required, students have the option to further extend their training hours with additional catch up classes, study groups and resits as published in the timetable.

      The volume of learning refers to the total amount of time that a student would be expected to dedicate to successful completion of the course. It includes the structured part of the course as defined above, as well as the self-study, research and practicing of skills that a student would do in their own time. The total Volume of Learning is estimated at 600 hours (400 structured hours and 200 unstructured). Some students may find that they need more study time and others will find that they can achieve the required level of knowledge and skills in less time than this estimate.

      Training and Assessment

      Your class room learning will take place in a dedicated simulation lab. This means your classroom will have similar equipment as a ‘simulated hospital ward’ including beds, hydraulic lifters, aged care manikins, shower chairs, commodes, wheelchairs, general purpose client care equipment.

      In your classes you can expect to be undertaking personal care, practicing infection control, and using a range of industry operating models such as creating individualised plans to simulate learning activities that you will then put into practice in the workplace.

      In addition, you will be required to undertake self-paced learning and submit a written assessment kit online. A number of practical and skills based assessments will be undertaken in class.

      A first aid course is also part of this qualification.

      Work Placement

      A 150 hour work placement will be undertaken in your last term of study. In this work placement you will be learning and practicing the skills you will be able to use in your own workplace. In order to successfully complete this component of your study, you will have to have a successful supervisor report, work place visit from a trainer and assessor and also submit a competent work placement log book.

      For the purposes of work placement, students need to be aware that some centres may be open between 6:00am to 10.00pm, and students may be required to complete early or late shifts.

      Training Locations

      Your training will occur on campus and within the workplace. The work placement can be arranged by the College, or you may be able to nominate your own workplace (subject to approval). If the College is arranging your work placement, we will endeavour to find a workplace which is close to your campus (subject to availability).

      Campus Locations

      Please refer to course timetable for the campus locations.

      Student Support

      The primary learning support comes from Student Services or the training and assessment team.

      Student Advisors offer support throughout a learner’s studies and can help with the following information:

      • Support services
      • LLN services (in collaboration with the Training and Assessment team)
      • Legal services
      • Emergency and health services
      • Facilities and resources
      • Complaints and appeals processes
      • Deferments

      Additional sources of student services information available includes:

      • Student Services Booklet
      • ALG Student Handbook
      • Online Student Centres – found on our websites
      • Plus a variety of individual factsheets, flyers or electronic messages
        Student Requirements
        • All students are required to bring their own laptop or tablet device to participate in all theory classes. They are not provided for students. Refer to the BYOD Policy in the student handbook.
        • All students will need to provide a clear and current national police check prior to the start of any work placement. Students need to apply at least 6 weeks prior to undertaking a work placement. The costs for a national police check is the responsibility of the student and not included in course fees.
        • Uniform: 4Life College provides learners on work placement with 2 polo shirts. Whilst on work placement students are required to provide at their cost, and wear, navy or black slacks/ trousers/skirt and enclosed flat soled shoes (not sports runners).
        • To maximise the chance of a student successfully completing their training, ALG attempts to identify any support individual learners need prior to their enrollment or commencement. Some of the ways to identify learning needs is to ask all prospective students to self-assess. So prior to enrolling please ensure i) you can meet all course requirements (listed in this course overview) ii) you nominate any learning needs they have prior to enrollment either by contacting us or on your application/enrolment forms  and iii) consider booking a trial lesson if you have any doubts the course may not be suitable for you from an educational, cultural or other reason. Please refer to Section A3 of the student handbook for details.
        Timetable

        Click here to download the Timetable for this course.