CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) - International

CRICOS code: 095390F
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Next intake February 2022
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee Campus
DurationFull-time: 19 weeks

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. 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 two study modes (for domestic students only):

  • The full-time and part-time courses cover the ageing stream as well as the home and community care specialisation. 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. Classes are delivered with a combination of Online as well as Face to Face classroom delivery.
  • The traineeship format also offers the ageing stream as well as the home and community care specialisation. 

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

Off Campus: Only available to Northern Futures students.

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
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

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.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2022 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayMon, Tue & Wed 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  Apply  
2022 February
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayMon, Tue & Wed 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  Apply  
2022 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2022 
Class DayMon, Tue & Wed 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  Apply  
2022 July
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2022 
Class DayMon, Tue & Wed 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  Apply  
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  Apply  
2023 February
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  Apply  
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  Apply  
2023 July
Werribee Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 19 weeks  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.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Flu vaccination required for industry work placement 
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Police Check required for industry work placement
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer
  • 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.

Academic:

Successful completion of Australian Year 11 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.

English:

IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of course commencement.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Flu vaccination required for industry work placement 
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 and numeracy skills at Year 10 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2 
  • Police Check required for industry work placement
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer

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 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
Electives Code Hours
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 25
Facilitate the empowerment of older people CHCAGE001 50
Meet personal support needs CHCCCS011 60
Provide home and community support services CHCHCS001 50
Provide support to people living with dementia CHCAGE005 65
Support relationships with carers and families CHCCCS025 70

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.29 per hour 650 AUD $188.00 AUD $6,078.00
Standard Tuition AUD $1.46 per hour 650 AUD $949.00 AUD $6,078.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.13 per hour 650 AUD $7,234.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $260.00
Administrative AUD $250.00 once
Education Levy AUD $97.50

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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:

$7,269

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

FeesRateUnit
Resources AUD $260.00
Administrative AUD $250.00 once

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Date published: 20/09/2021 2:00:50 PM
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