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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) - International

CRICOS code: 114640J
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Next intake February 2025
LocationsGeelong City Campus
Werribee Princes Campus
DurationFull-time: 8 Months

Course description

Do you have an empathetic nature, good people skills and are looking for flexible work? A healthcare career could be for you. 

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability) prepares you for working with elderly and/or people living with disabilities 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. 

Individual support has two specialisations, disability and ageing, in one. Students will gain both streams by studying this dual specialisation.

 

Work placement/industry experience

120 hours of work placement is required in this course, organised by The Gordon.

  • Students will complete placement over 3 weeks, 5 days per week. Hours will be from 7.00am - 3.00pm.
  • Placement is not paid work and students will not receive payment for undertaking practical placement.
  • A current police check is required.
  • The uniform is navy blue scrub top, including black/navy pants/scrub pants and flat non-slip fully enclosed shoes.
  • 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 also required to have an up to date Flu vaccination as well. 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?

Possible career outcomes

  • Personal care worker/assistant
  • Direct care worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Home care worker

Applications & attendance

How to apply

Find out what documents you will need to complete for your application.

How to apply


Please complete the two forms below and submit via an education agent in your country.

Application form   SOP


If you need help, contact the International team.

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

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2024 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 15 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class DayTue, Thurs, Fri 9 am - 4 pm
 
Full-time: 8 Months    
2024 July
Werribee Princes Campus 
Open: 15 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2024 
Class Day9 am-4 pm 3 days/week
 
Full-time: 8 Months    
2025 February
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 13 Feb 2024
Close: 3 Feb 2025 
Class DayStart: 28 Jan 2025
Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri 9am to 4pm-3.5 days/week
 
Full-time: 8 Months    
2025 February
Werribee Princes Campus 
Open: 13 Feb 2024
Close: 3 Feb 2025 
Class DayStart: 28 Jan 2025
Mon,Thu,Fri 9 am to 4 pm - 3 days/week
 
Full-time: 8 Months    
2025 April
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 13 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Apr 2025 
Class DayStart: 22 Apr 2025
Mon,Thu,Fri 9 am to 4 pm - 3 days/week
 
Full-time: 8 Months    
2025 July
Geelong City Campus 
Open: 13 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2025 
Class DayStart: 21 Jul 2025
Mon,Thu,Fri 9 am to 4 pm - 3 days/week
 
Full-time: 8 Months    
2025 July
Werribee Princes Campus 
Open: 13 Feb 2024
Close: 1 Jul 2025 
Class DayStart: 21 Jul 2025
Mon,Thu,Fri 9 am to 4 pm - 3 days/week
 
Full-time: 8 Months    

 

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. An application does not guarantee a place in this course.

 

Entrance requirements

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) – Equivalents can be found on our English language equivalency page.
 
Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 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.

 

Units & assessments

Core Units Code Hours
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control HLTINF006 35
Communicate and work in health or community services CHCCOM005 30
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support CHCCCS038 120
Follow safe work practices for direct client care HLTWHS002 25
Provide individualised support CHCCCS031 100
Recognise healthy body systems CHCCCS041 80
Support independence and wellbeing CHCCCS040 80
Work legally and ethically CHCLEG001 55
Work with diverse people CHCDIV001 40
Elective Units Code Hours
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach CHCDIS011 40
Deliver care services using a palliative approach CHCPAL003 70
Provide support to people living with dementia CHCAGE011 80
Recognise and report risk of falls CHCAGE007 30
Support community participation and social inclusion CHCDIS012 60
Work effectively in aged care CHCAGE013 65
Work effectively in disability support CHCDIS020 65

 

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:

  • ​​Questioning
  • Observations and practical demonstrations 
  • Product (reports, projects, role plays etc) 
  • Workplace evidence

 

Fees

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:

$12,200

 

Total approx. materials and courses expenses:

FeesRateUnit
Administration Fee AUD $250.00 Once
Resources AUD $345.00

 

Further study options

  • HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact the International Office at international@gordontafe.edu.au or 5225 0920.

 

Date published: 18/07/2024 12:55:53 PM
CHC33021-Certificate-III-in-Individual-Support-(Ageing-Disability)

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