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Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

Course summary

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 as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. All students will be required to undertake Clinical Placement during their term of study. During this period students will be required to access unit materials via Moodle. For internal students placement will be scheduled between Week 5 and the end of Term. 

This qualification provides students with skills and knowledge to support personal care for older people in the activities of daily living, and also provides students with the skills to commence a career in the community services industry.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Health
Skill Area
  • - Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Occupational outcome: Assistant In Nursing, Personal Care Attendant, Community Care Worker, Support Worker.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Training Package Rules
Total number of units = 13
7 core units
6 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Ageing Specialisation, Disability Specialisation or Home and Community Specialisation.
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation. Packaging for each specialisation:
  • All Ageing Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
  • All Disability Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).
  • At least four units from Home and Community Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).
Where a Specialisation does not list 6 units, remaining units can be chosen from the Additional Electives.

Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).
Core Units
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
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
Ageing Specialisation
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
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
Home and Community Specialisation
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
Additional Electives
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Ageing Specialisation (On-Campus)

Summary
This is the Study Sequence for On-Campus students studying the Ageing Specialisation.
Study Sequence
Students attending on-campus classes should enrol into the corresponding unit for the class date they can attend. 

Where students have missed the on-campus class dates, they should enrol into the Distance Education version of the unit or can complete the unit on-campus when it's offered in the next term. 

WC = Week Commencing
  1. HLTWHS002 - WC 17 July
  2. HLTINF001 - WC 24 July
  3. CHCCCS011 - WC 31 July
  4. CHCPAL001 - WC 7 August
  5. CHCAGE005 - WC 14 August
  6. CHCCOM005 - WC 21 August
  7. CHCCCS015 - WC 28 August
  8. CHCDIV001 - WC 4 September
  9. CHCLEG001 - WC 11 September
  10. CHCCCS023 - WC 25 September
  11. HLTAAP001 - WC 2 October
  12. CHCAGE001 - WC 9 October
  13. CHCDIS007 - WC 16 October 

Home and Community Specialisation (Distance Education)

Summary
This is the Study Sequence for Distance Education students studying the Home and Community Care Specialisation.
Study Sequence
Students should follow the below order of units as a recommended study sequence.
For part-time study, enrol into one or two units at a time.
For full-time study, enrol into three or four units at a time.

  1. HLTWHS002
  2. HLTINF001
  3. CHCCCS011
  4. CHCCCS025
  5. CHCHCS001
  6. CHCCOM005
  7. CHCCCS015
  8. CHCDIV001
  9. CHCLEG001
  10. CHCCCS023
  11. HLTAAP001
  12. CHCAGE001
  13. CHCDIS007

Ageing Specialisation (Distance Education)

Summary
This is the Study Sequence for Distance Education students studying the Ageing Specialisation.
Study Sequence
Students should follow the below order of units as a recommended study sequence. 
For part-time study, enrol into one or two units at a time.
For full-time study, enrol into three or four units at a time.

  1. HLTWHS002
  2. HLTINF001
  3. CHCCCS011
  4. CHCPAL001
  5. CHCAGE005
  6. CHCCOM005
  7. CHCCCS015
  8. CHCDIV001
  9. CHCLEG001
  10. CHCCCS023
  11. HLTAAP001
  12. CHCAGE001
  13. CHCDIS007

    Disability Specialisation (Distance Education)

    Summary
    This is the Study Sequence for Distance Education students studying the Disability Specialisation.
    Study Sequence
    Students should follow the below order of units as a recommended study sequence.
    For part-time study, enrol into one or two units at a time.
    For full-time study, enrol into three or four units at a time.

    1. HLTWHS002
    2. HLTINF001
    3. CHCCCS011
    4. CHCDIS001
    5. CHCDIS002
    6. CHCCOM005
    7. CHCCCS015
    8. CHCDIV001
    9. CHCLEG001
    10. CHCCCS023
    11. HLTAAP001
    12. CHCDIS003
    13. CHCDIS007

    Course Assessment Information

    Assessment Types
    Written/Electronic Assessment
    Practical Task
    Third Party Verification
    RPL

    Course Availabilities

    Distance Education

    Timing
    The next intakes for this course are February, April, July and September 2018.

    Duration and dates
    6 - 18 months


    Summary

    Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills to complete short answer, written assessments and simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students must have computer skills, and access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

    Weekly online Zoom drop in sessions are available Thursdays 12:30pm to 1pm.

    Students who are not working in the Aged Care Industry will need to attend a compulsory two day residential school workshop on a CQUni campus where students will be taught the practical elements of Infection Control, Manual Handling and Personal Care units. These units are compulsory before attending placement. Please see the More Details tab for further information. 

    Note: the Disability and Home and Community specialisations are offered only via Distance Education, there are no on-campus offerings for these specialisations. 

    Load
    Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - seven (7) core units, and six (6) electives.


    CQUniversity Rockhampton North

    Timing
    The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

    Duration and dates
    12 months.


    Load
    Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - seven (7) core units, and six (6) electives.

    Notes

    Term 2 2017 classes will commence Tuesday, 18 July 2017 and will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 am - 3 pm. 

    This is a Full Time offering which requires on campus attendance for 12 hours per week.


    CQUniversity Mackay City

    Timing
    The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

    Duration and dates
    12 months.


    Load
    Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - seven (7) core units, and six (6) electives.

    Notes

    Term 2 2017 classes will commence Tuesday, 18 July 2017 and will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 3 pm. 

    This is a Full Time offering which requires on campus attendance for 12 hours per week.


    CQUniversity Gladstone City

    Timing
    The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

    Duration and dates
    12 months.


    Load
    Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - seven (7) core units, and six (6) electives.

    Notes

    Term 2 2017 classes will commence Monday, 17 July 2017 and will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 am - 3 pm. 

    This is a Full Time offering which requires on campus attendance for 12 hours per week.


    CQUniversity Noosa

    Timing
    The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

    Duration and dates
    12 months.


    Load
    Thirteen (13) units must be successfully completed - seven (7) core units, and six (6) electives.

    Notes

    Term 2 2017 classes will commence Monday, 17 July 2017 and will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 am - 3 pm. 
    This is a Full Time offering which requires on campus attendance for 12 hours per week


    2018 Unit Availabilities

    Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

    Please check this page regularly for updates.

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    Clinical Placement Requirements

    Students who are not working in the industry must undertake Practical Placement for a minimum of 120 hours and maximum of 200 hours in a calendar year. A Third Party report must be signed by both student and supervisor to confirm essential skills gained.

    IMPORTANT: Changes to Mandatory Check Requirements 
    • In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, there has been a number of changes for your mandatory check requirements. These changes take effect and are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2018 and onwards.   
    • Please click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.   
    • Please see Mandatory Cut-Off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks. You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline; there are no extensions or exceptions.
    Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.

    Residential School Information

    Term 2 2017
    Residential schools are planned to be held at the below CQUni campuses, and will be held over two days at each location.

    The dates for Term 2 2017 residential schools are:

    Noosa – Thursday, 24 and Friday, 25 August 2017
    Gladstone City – Wednesday, 30 and Thursday, 31 August 2017
    Rockhampton North – Thursday, 7 and Friday, 8 September 2017
    Noosa – Monday, 9 and Tuesday, 10 October 2017
    Gladstone City – Wednesday, 18 and Thursday, 19 October 2017
    Mackay City – Monday, 30 and Tuesday, 31 October 2017
    Rockhampton North – Tuesday, 31 October and Wednesday, 1 November 2017
    Cairns – Monday, 23 and Tuesday, 24 October 2017
    Townsville – Wednesday, 11 and Thursday, 12 October 2017.