CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support - International

CRICOS code: 095390F
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Next intake July 2022
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee Watton Campus
DurationFull-time: 5 Months

Course description

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

Individual support now has two streams, disability and ageing.

You can choose to do either stream or both* to improve your employment opportunities.

So if you are looking for a rewarding career with great job opportunities and opportunities to go further, a healthcare career is the right choice.

This course prepares you for work with the elderly or people with disabilities in the community or residential setting.

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 (see below) . Classes are delivered with a combination of Online and Face to Face classroom delivery.

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

The traineeship offers the ageing stream only. For a disability traineeship, please consider the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. 

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Gordon VCE/VCAL students

This course is offered to Gordon VCE/VCAL students. To enrol in this course as a Gordon VCE/VCAL student you need to apply from the VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) course list. Go to VETDSS courses to APPLY NOW!

For more information on VCE/VCAL studies with a VET program please go to the VET Delivered to Secondary Students site. NOTE: Fees apply for Gordon VCE/VCAL Students, see Fees section below.

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?

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

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 
2024 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 25 May 2022
Close: 25 May 2022 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 5 Months    
2022 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 7 Jul 2022 
Class DayStart: 11 Jul 2022
Mon, Tue & Wed 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2022 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Jun 2021
Close: 7 Jul 2022 
Class DayStart: 11 Jul 2022
Ageing: Wed/Thur/Fri 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2022 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Apr 2022
Close: 7 Jul 2022 
Class DayStart: 11 Jul 2022
Disability: Wed/Thur/Fri 9am to 3.30pm
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2023 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2023 February
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2023 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2023 July
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 1 Jul 2021
Close: 1 Jul 2023 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2024 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 25 May 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2024 February
Werribee Watton Campus 
Open: 25 May 2022
Close: 1 Feb 2024 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
Full-time: 5 Months  Apply  
2024 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 25 May 2022
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class DayTimetable to be advised
 
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.

  • 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 
  • A Police Check is required for industry work placement. Note: any disclosable offences need to be advised pre course commencement as these items may affect your ability to undertake 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 
  • A Police Check is required for industry work placement. Note: any disclosable offences need to be advised pre course commencement as these items may affect your ability to undertake 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
Elective Units Code Hours
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures HLTINF001 25
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach CHCDIS001 40
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability CHCDIS007 100
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports CHCDIS002 50
Support community participation and social inclusion CHCDIS003 60
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:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.54 per hour 675 AUD $364.00 AUD $6,256.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.69 per hour 675 AUD $1,816.00 AUD $6,256.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $11.13 per hour 675 AUD $7,513.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Resources AUD $260.00
Education Levy AUD $101.25
Administrative AUD $250.00 once

 

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:

$7,600

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

FeesRateUnit
Resources AUD $260.00
Administrative AUD $250.00 once

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Date published: 27/06/2022 4:00:20 PM
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