CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support St George & Sutherland Community College

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

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 assistance due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

This qualification includes:

  • Assisting and improving the quality of life of people with a disability and the elderly
  • Helping your clients to live with respect and dignity and maintain as much independence for as long as possible

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Care Worker/Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Skills and knowledge required to provide care for elderly clients and administer related tasks
  • Skills to apply and follow legislative requirements in the care industry

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before you start your course. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-8 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements:

  • Current National Police Check (arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (assistance creating an account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Attend work placement (arranged by SGSCC) and be workplace assessed (minimum 120 hours)
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 120 hours (15 days) in a care service facility.
  • You will work as a student (unpaid) during work placement.
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment.
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to get a current national criminal record check to allow you to work in a care service facility. SGSCC will assist you with this application process.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us, then show us you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 13 units of learning

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

When you have completed and been deemed competent you can:

  • Progress with SGSCC to the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services.

Fee and Payment options:

  • $1,750 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $3,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 4 Term Course
  • Days: Mondays & Tuesdays 9am-4.30pm
  • Units of Learning: 13
  • Requirements: 15 days of work placement
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training:

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment between the NSW and Australian governments under the JobTrainer Fund.

Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers (including school leavers) reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

Skilling for Recovery offers Fee Free training places to eligible students and funded courses.

Student Eligibility:

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible to enrol at SGSCC under Skilling for Recovery and receive fee-free accredited training: You must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old and over; and
  • No longer in secondary education, and
  • Live or work in NSW; and
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or a Humanitarian Visa Holder or a partner visa holder whose sponsor is a humanitarian visa holder.

And meet one of the following:

  • Aged 16 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 school leavers, or
  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit, or
  • An unemployed person (you do not need to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink), or
  • A veteran and their partner, or
  • A person who is currently employed undertaking a specified full or part qualification in the areas such as Aged Care, Digital Skills, Disability Care, Childcare, Training and Education (TAE).
  • An employed person who is expected to become unemployed who falls into one of the following categories:
  • Stood down/ furloughed employee
  • Person who has been employed for 6 months or less
  • Low skilled/ unskilled employee
  • Workers in declining industries

See definition below for further detail.

Definition of an employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed'

Skilling for Recovery primarily seeks to help unemployed people to re-train or for young people to start their career, but it will also support people expected to become unemployed. This can cover instances such as: companies in declining industries, people whose employment is conditional on immediately undertaking work relevant training, and workers who have been stood down or furloughed.

Below are definitions for each of the four categories:

  • Stood down/ furloughed employee: Employee that has been stood down or an employee that is at risk of becoming unemployed and requires upskilling or reskilling for a new role and employment elsewhere.
  • Person starting a job (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Low skilled/unskilled employee: Existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment
  • Workers in declining industries: Workers at any company in an agreed declining industry (e.g. international travel industry) who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

SGSCC will advise you on course availability as well as the evidence requirements to validate your eligibility.

All Skilling for Recovery enrolments must occur no later than 31 December 2022.

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

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