Certificate III in
Individual Support

OVERVIEW

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) offers students a holistic approach to caring for the aged. With exceptional job outcomes in a growing sector, this Certificate program will offer individuals a supportive learning environment and unique opportunities to develop the physical, mental and emotional skills associated with the human services area. If you have a genuine desire to care for and be of service to the elderly, we encourage you to investigate the benefits of working in this rewarding field.

Successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support qualifies graduates to work as Personal Care Workers in the Community Services and Residential Aged Care Sector. This qualification offers a direct entry pathway into the Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2) and Diploma of Community Services programs.

Important note: This program requires a National Police Check obtained through the South Australian Police. See details on the SAPOL website, and in the Entry Requirements section, below.

For other important information, please read our Pre-admission Student Handbook. You can access it here.
Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting admissions@equals.edu.au.

CONTENT
A wide variety of content is covered in the Certificate and includes providing individualised support, providing personal care, dementia care, palliative care, orientation to the aged care work industry and much more.

As part of its commitment to holistic training, EQUALS provides learners with additional study and personal development in the following modules:

• Introduction to Ayurveda / Integrative Health
• Study skills
• Safe handling practices (formerly manual handling)
• Introduction to Human Rights
• Spiritual Intelligence

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
This course includes 160 hours of industry placement in an approved aged care (or equivalent) facility setting. The placement is included as part of the course duration.

Please note that industry placement is a compulsory part of this program. Placement offers are subject to supply and may affect program duration.

INTAKES
Every month except December.

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date.  Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
A current and valid National Police Check (dated within 12 months) is a mandatory requirement for this program. All applicants are advised that they will be required to produce an acceptable NPC on or prior to commencement of the program.

Please note that online checks are also accepted.

If you currently hold a Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Check for working in the Aged Care Sector and with Vulnerable People please talk with our Admissions team about requirements for screening checks.

Please note that the outcome of any screening check may affect industry placement opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of host facilities.

You will also need to confirm that you are physically fit to carry out the duties of a Care Worker.

TYPICAL STUDY UNITS

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

Elective Units

  • CHCAGE001: Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS011: Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE005: Provide support to people living with dementia
  • HLTAID003: Provide first aid
  • CHCCCS001: Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCPAL001: Deliver care services using a palliative approach
DOMESTIC ENROLMENTS
  • Tuition Fee (AUD): Subsidised through WorkReady for eligible participants.

    Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Check your eligibility at www.skills.gov.au.

  • Amenities Fee (AUD): –

  • Duration:  Duration will vary depending on experience, skills and knowledge. Please enquire. 

  • Study Mode: On Campus (Full-time or Part-time) 

  • Qual Code: CHC33015

  • RPL: Yes

  • VET Student Loans
    Eligible:
     N/A

  • Resources Required: Yes

  • Qual Status: Current
INTERNATIONAL ENROLMENTS
  • Tuition Fee (AUD): $2,495 (includes uniform shirt)

  • Amenities Fee (AUD): –

  • Study Mode: On Campus   

  • Qual Code: CHC33015

  • CRICOS Course Code: 089490G
  • RPL: Yes

  • Resources Required: Yes

  • Qual Status: Current