Certificate III in Individual Support - International

CRICOS Code: 089302F

Duration: 52 Weeks

Do you enjoy supporting people and making a difference in people’s lives? Then this course is for you. This qualification reflects the role of support workers in the community and/or residential setting following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Employment Opportunities

The community services and health industries is the fastest growing workforce sector, experiencing the greatest need for employees, with 24% of workforce growth in 2012, increasing at a rate of 3% each year or 170,000 jobs. As an individual support worker you are employed in a job where you can empower individuals in your own community. This role is a rewarding job and a great way to give back to your community by making a difference in people’s everyday lives.
What does this mean for you?

Real opportunities for you – So get qualified with SGSCC International and kick start your rewarding and challenging career today.
This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications, such as those in aged care, mental health, disability and home and community care.

What will you learn?

  • The roles and responsibilities of a Care worker
  • The principles of Person Centred Care
  • To provide personal care and support to people
  • To support people in maintaining their independence
  • To identify healthy body systems
  • To carry out activities related to an individualised plan
  • To assist with medication
  • To support people living with dementia
  • The principles of identifying and maintaining a healthy body system
  • The key elements of safety in the workplace
  • To provide care during the palliative process

Rewarding and fulfilling career options include:

  • Working within a Residential Aged Care Facility
  • Being a Home and Community Provider
  • Being part of a Voluntary Organisation that offers care

With further study, become a:

  • Team Leader
  • Supervisor
  • Manager

Delivery and assessment mode

  • Full time at Jannali
  • Assessments are competency based which means that you have to demonstrate that you are able to meet the performance criteria for each unit.
  • Assessment methods will vary including: Questions & Answers, projects, role plays, presentations, port folios observation.
  • Assessments will be completed in and outside of class time.
  • You should allow approximately 5-10 hours per week for self-study and out of class assessments.

Work Placement

This course requires work placement which will be organised by SGSCC. Work placement (unpaid) is a compulsory component of the course where you will be assessed in the workplace.
120 hours

Entry Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Upper intermediate level of English (IELTS Score of 5.5 or equivalent)

All students must undertake the following:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Criminal Record Check

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)