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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)~ - International

CRICOS code: 095390F
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Free TAFE

Next intake July 2023
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee Watton Campus
DurationFull-time: 5 Months

Course description

Do you have a compassionate nature, good people skills and are looking for flexible work?

Individual support now has two specialisations, disability and ageing. You can choose either stream or both* to improve your employment opportunities. If you want to study both (as a dual qualification), contact us here

The ageing stream prepares you for work with the elderly in a community or residential setting. 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
  • and work legally and ethically.

* The dual stream course is offered for domestic students only

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. As per worker vaccination requirements , all applicants for this course must be triple vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 prior to undertaking placement which is a requirement for completion of this course. Students are required to provide evidence of full vaccination status, including booster dose, as part of their placement documentation which is provided to placement facilities. Students that cannot provide valid evidence will not be able to complete placement and therefore unable to complete this course.

How often do I attend?

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • Personal care worker/assistant
  • Direct care worker
  • Aged care worker
  • Home care worker
  • Disability support worker (if doing the disability stream as well)

Applications & attendance

How to apply

  1. View how to apply to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Submit your application through your education agent using the forms below or apply online by selecting an intake from the application and attendance table below.

If you need help, contact the International team.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 16 Jan 2023 
Class DayStart: 30 Jan 2023
Tues, Wed, Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months    
2023 February
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayStart: 1 Feb 2023
Wed, Thurs & Friday 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months    
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 10 Jul 2023
Tues,Wed,Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2023 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayStart: 12 Jul 2023
Wed/Thur/Fri 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2024 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayTues, Wed, Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2024 February
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayWed, Thurs & Friday 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2024 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class DayTues, Wed, Thurs, 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2024 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2022
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class DayWed/Thur/Fri 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  

 

Note: Students are required to undertake some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside of class time.

Please refer to our key dates and orientation webpage here.

We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.

Additional attendance information

The five-month course delivered over 3 days (4 days if you choose the dual stream) is designed in consultation with industry. It includes theory and hands-on learning with organised work placement. Classes are delivered with a combination of online and face-to-face classroom delivery.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course.
  • Applicants must be aged  16 years or over at the time of course commencement
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course.
  • Applicants must be aged  16 years or over at the time of course commencement

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 30
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Provide individualised support CHCCCS015 30
Recognise healthy body systems HLTAAP001 70
Support independence and wellbeing CHCCCS023 80
Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001 55
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 25
Deliver care services using a palliative approach CHCPAL001 60
Facilitate the empowerment of older people CHCAGE001 50
Meet personal support needs CHCCCS011 60
Provide support to people living with dementia CHCAGE005 65
Support relationships with carers and families CHCCCS025 70

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

Fees are based on current year and are subject to change for future years. Fees are charged upon course offer and must be paid to obtain the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Contact the international office for detailed information or see fees, payments and refunds. More information.

Total tuition fee:

$8000

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

FeesRateUnit
Administrative AUD $250.00 once
Resource AUD $299.00 once

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Date published: 2/02/2023 8:02:17 AM
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