Certificate III in Individual Support

Ageing Specialisation


Course Description
The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing Specialisation) has become the entry level qualification for a rewarding career in the Aged Care industry. 
This qualification offers individuals an introduction to all aspects of a carers role including maintaining independence, personal care, supporting health and wellbeing, recognising healthy body systems and activities of daily living. Students will gain a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the ideas and practices required to provide a person-centred support.

Course Delivery
This course is generally delivered over 56 sessions for 70 weeks. Mixed mode delivery which includes classroom and self-paced learning.

Licencing and Regulations

Entry Requirements
Students must be 17 years of age or above .Students are required to undertake a language literacy and numeracy assessment and a face to face interview prior to enrolment. Provide a current clear police check for working with vulnerable people in aged or disability services. Evidence of receiving the full COVID vaccination. Note: no residential aged care workplace will accept a student for placement who has not had the COVID vaccination and provided evidence. Students may be required to show evidence of current Flu vaccination.

Course Requirements
Students must have a genuine empathetic attitude towards the older/frail or disabled person. WRCC will supply each student with one (1) shirt at course commencement. Local health industry employers will be utilised to provide students with a minimum of three (3) weeks work placement learning and assessment. Clinical placement is mandatory, and students will be required to keep a formal record of a minimum of 120 work placement hours.

Student Fee
This course is subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible students
Student contributions are applicable and range from $1,450 to $1,750
Concession contribution to eligible students $240. Exemptions apply. 
WRCC Full Fee $3,500


Course Structure 

7 Core units:
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

6 Elective units:
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

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