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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support "Aged Care"

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IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2020 OngoingGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 1 year | Part-time: 2 yrs
2021 FebruaryWerribeeClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 FebruaryOff CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 FebruaryWerribeeClassroom Day Part-time: 10 months
2021 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 MarchGeelong City CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 10 months
2021 AprilGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 JulyWerribeeClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 JulyOff CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 JulyGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 19 weeks
2021 OngoingGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 1 year | Part-time: 2 yrs

Intakes

Geelong City Campus & Werribee Campus: February and July

Course Duration

6 months

Cricos Code

095390F

Course Description

Do you have a compassionate nature and good people skills? This course prepares you for work in the community and/or a residential setting, with the elderly or disabled. The course has been designed in consultation with industry and includes both theory and hands-on learning. You will learn to communicate and work in health or community services, provide individualised support, recognise healthy body systems, work with diverse people, support independence and wellbeing, follow safe work practices, work legally and ethically.

The course is offered in three study modes.

  • The full-time and part-time courses cover the ageing stream. These study modes will use Online learning modules to develop your knowledge of communication in health or community services, basic anatomy & understanding of healthy body systems, working with diverse people, how to support independence and wellbeing, safe work practice requirements and how to work legally and ethically.
  • Students studying at the Geelong City Campus and Werribee Campuses will have the option to enrol in two units from CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support - HLTPS006 Assist clients with medication and CHCPAL001 Deliver services with a palliative care approach. Delivered in conjunction with the other Certificate III in Individual Support units these units are recommended by industry, providing students with additional skills to gain employment in this sector.
  • The traineeship format offers the home and community care specialisation. 

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

120 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon. You will complete placement over 4 weeks, for 3-4 days per week. Hours will be either be from 7.00am - 3.00pm or 3.00pm - 9.00pm. A current police check is required. Uniform is suitable neat attire, including a shirt, black pants and flat non-slip shoes. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

Attendance includes your work placement

Geelong City Campus: FT - 3 days per week | Monday - Wednesday | 9:00am - 4:00pm 
Geelong City Campus: PT - 1 day per week | Saturday | 9:00am - 3:30pm

Werribee Campus: FT - 3 days per week | Monday - Wednesday | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Werribee Campus: PT - 1 day per week | Friday | 9:00am - 4:00pm

Traineeship: 1 day per month | Monday | 9:00am - 3:30pm

Blended attendance is a timetabled combination of remote and face to face class delivery.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Personal care worker
  • Aged care worker

Course Description

Do you have a compassionate nature and good people skills? This course prepares you for work in the community and/or a residential setting, with the elderly or disabled. The course has been designed in consultation with industry and includes both theory and hands-on learning.
 
You will learn to communicate and work in health or community services, provide individualised support, recognise healthy body systems, work with diverse people, support independence and wellbeing, follow safe work practices, work legally and ethically.

Course Description

Do you have a compassionate nature and good people skills? This course prepares you for work in the community and/or a residential setting, with the elderly or disabled. The course has been designed in consultation with industry and includes both theory and hands-on learning. You will learn to communicate and work in health or community services, provide individualised support, recognise healthy body systems, work with diverse people, support independence and wellbeing, follow safe work practices, work legally and ethically.

The course is offered in three study modes.

  • The full-time and part-time courses cover the ageing stream. These study modes will use Online learning modules to develop your knowledge of communication in health or community services, basic anatomy & understanding of healthy body systems, working with diverse people, how to support independence and wellbeing, safe work practice requirements and how to work legally and ethically.
  • Students studying at the Geelong City Campus and Werribee Campuses will have the option to enrol in two units from CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support - HLTPS006 Assist clients with medication and CHCPAL001 Deliver services with a palliative care approach. Delivered in conjunction with the other Certificate III in Individual Support units these units are recommended by industry, providing students with additional skills to gain employment in this sector.
  • The traineeship format offers the home and community care specialisation. 

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

The Certificate III in Individual Support includes a six-week (120 hours) work placement program based on industry recommendation and organised by The Gordon.

Work placement/industry experience

120 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon. You will complete placement over 4 weeks, for 3-4 days per week. Hours will be either be from 7.00am - 3.00pm or 3.00pm - 9.00pm. A current police check is required. Uniform is suitable neat attire, including a shirt, black pants and flat non-slip shoes. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 4 days a week

How often do I attend?

Attendance includes your work placement

Geelong City Campus: FT - 3 days per week | Monday - Wednesday | 9:00am - 4:00pm 
Geelong City Campus: PT - 1 day per week | Saturday | 9:00am - 3:30pm

Werribee Campus: FT - 3 days per week | Monday - Wednesday | 9:00am - 4:00pm
Werribee Campus: PT - 1 day per week | Friday | 9:00am - 4:00pm

Traineeship: 1 day per month | Monday | 9:00am - 3:30pm

Blended attendance is a timetabled combination of remote and face to face class delivery.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Personal care worker
  • Aged care worker

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Entrance Requirements
Important Dates
Units & Assessment
Further Study Options
Fees
How do I Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Satisfy selection process (if applicable)
  3. Accept offer
  4. Enrol and pay
  5. Commence Study

Apply now

Need help?

  • Find out what documents you will need to complete your application here or watch the how to apply video.
  • Visit Customer Service or click here to request application support.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course. You will be advised of the next steps in the selection process as soon as possible.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Find out what services The Gordon provides for our students see Student Services.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning credit! Find out more about RPL here.

Date published: 19/10/2020 12:00:48 PM

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