RTO Code: 21368 | CRISCOS Code: 02506B

CERTIFICATE III in INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT - CHC33015

Course Outline

CHC33015Certificate III in Individual Support
Course CodeC3IS_CHC33015
Delivery ModeN/A
Delivery ModeVaried : Face to Face; Classroom; Computer generated supervised learning; Work Based
LocationMelbourne
Course DurationUp to 15 months
Nominal Study Hours800 hours ONE SPECIALISATION
Work based Training1000 hours TWO SPECIALISATIONS
Qualification LevelCertificate III
Cost$10,000 tuition fee (These fees are subject to change without notice. Please contact ANIBT marketing staff for the latest fees.)
Nationally RecognisedYes
NRT

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Job roles

Care assistant / worker, Community / Disability support worker, In-home respite care worker / giver, Nursing assistant, Community Access Coordinator, Planned activity assistant, Accommodation Support Worker, Lifestyle Support Worker, School support officer (working with children with disabilities), Disability Service Officer, Transport Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Food Services Deliverer, Home care assistant , Field officer, Disability service officer

Please note these job roles depend on the specialisation undertaken by the learner

Course Details

Subjects
Synopsis of Units
Assessment Methods
Entry Requirements
Course Completion
Course Availability
Future Pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Credit Transfer (CT)
Special Requirements
Subjects

Subjects

Participants need to complete 13 units of competency consisting of:

 

  • (7) Core Units
  • (6) Elective Units

 

The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Timetabled contact hours for this qualification are 800 to 1000 hours

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being (WORK BASED TRAINING)
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units (Specialisation – Ageing)

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services
HLTAID003Provide first aid

Elective Units (Specialisation - Disability)

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services
HLTAID003Provide first aid

Elective Units (Specialisation - Home and Community)

Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
HLTAID003Provide first aid

A further 180 hours additional work is expected from the student over the duration of the course.

 

This is allocated to:

 

4-5  hours per week in order to complete research and assessment work.

 

The Certificate III in Individual Support with one specialisation takes 4 terms 800 hours – if a learner wishes a dual qualification with 2 specialisations they are required to complete another term of study – thus 1000 hours

 

TOTAL 800 - 1000 hours

 

ANIBT may change the elective units based on industry, student needs and trainer availability.

Synopsis of Units

Core Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations.

This unit applies to workers who provide support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing.

This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

120 hours – Work based Training

The learner must perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers.

This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This unit applies to all workers.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55 hours

his unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body.

This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Elective Units (Ageing Specialisation)

CHCAGE003 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCAGE005 Provide support for people living with dementia 70 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan.

This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families 70 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs.

This unit applies to workers across a range of community services contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services 30 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a home support environment and community settings with individuals, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.

This unit applies to workers in a community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid 20 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for

refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Elective Units (Disability Specialisation)

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach 40 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting the ongoing skill development of a person with disability. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan and using a positive, strengths-based approach.

This unit applies to individuals who work with people with disability in a range of community services and health contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports 35 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement behaviour support strategies outlined in an individualised behaviour support plan for a person with disability.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry

codes of practice.

CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion 35 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with supporting people with disability in community participation and social inclusion using a person-centred approach. This involves enabling people to make choices to maximise their participation in various community settings, functions and activities to enhance psychosocial well-being and lifestyle in accordance with the person’s needs and preferences.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability services contexts. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian / New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability 90 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services 30 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a home support environment and community settings with individuals, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.

This unit applies to workers in a community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid 20 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Elective Units (Home and Community Specialisation)

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living.

This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families 70 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and

families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs.

This unit applies to workers across a range of community services contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services 30 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a home support environment and community settings with individuals, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements.

This unit applies to workers in a community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCAGE003 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach.

This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation,

Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability 90 hours

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate the empowerment of people with disability to deliver rights based services using a person-centred approach. It should be carried out in conjunction with individualised plans.

This unit applies to workers in varied disability contexts.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid 20 HOURS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Assessment Methods

Assessment Methods

A wide variety of assessments methods will be employed to assess student competence in each unit. These include but are not limited to:

  • Demonstration and observation
  • Review questions and answers
  • Group assignments
  • Individual projects / portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Presentations
Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

It is highly recommended that students are currently in a workplace or have access to a workplace for this course.

For the Graduate Certificate program ,it is expected that participants will have completed the Certificate IV in Career Development OR have completed relevant undergraduate study OR can demonstrate the equivalent of 5 years of work in career development.

 English Language Proficiency

Generally, to demonstrate English language proficiency for doing a Certificate or Diploma course, a learner with English as a second language should have one of the following test scores:

English Language proficiency level

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

PTE Academic

OET

Cambridge (CAE)

Vocational

5.0

Listening & Reading 4.0
Writing & Speaking 14

36

B

154

 

5.5

No band less than 5

Listening & Reading 5.0
Writing 14  Speaking 15

42

B

162

Competent

6.0

No band less than 5.5

Listening: 12 Reading: 13
Writing: 21 Speaking: 18

50

B

169


Domestic students who do not provide a satisfactory score from an English test will be interviewed to ascertain their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills and must have to do an LLN test at ANIBT.
ANIBT also accepts completion of a recognised equivalent English preparation course from an accredited ELICOS provider. Admission may be approved if the language of instruction in the student’s country of birth was English or if English has been the language spoken in the student’s home.

All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at ANIBT as part of the enrolment process.

If necessary, the student will need to complete an English language course at ANIBT before being admitted to a vocational training Certificate or Diploma course.

Note: ANIBT may establish student's English language proficiency appropriateness' level if:

  • The student has completed 1-year study which is taught in English
  • The student has successfully completed ELICOS course and the level is equivalent to IELTS 5.5
  • The student passes ANCE English assessment test, under supervision by ANIBT or ANIBT representative agents (does not apply to offshore direct-application).
Course Completion

Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification
CHC81315 Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice issued by the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd (ANIBT).

The Australian National Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider number: 21368) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Course Availability

Course Availability

ANIBT’s blended delivery programs are coordinated by an accredited Career Development Practitioner and are delivered on a regular basis throughout the year. Learning and delivery modes include:

  • Classroom-based face to face interactive introduction
  • Guided research and application tasks that identify and incorporate best practice
  • Computer Generated learning and support
  • Simulation and supervised practice
  • Optional classroom-based workshops

Please contact ANIBT to discuss your specific study and qualification requirements and how we can tailor a program to suit your specific requirements.

Future Pathways

Future Pathways

After successful completion of your Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice, you will have many other study options available to you. These may include entry into programs within Higher Education including Masters Programs.

Please see here for more information on available Pathways through the college. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the competencies the Unit of competency is assessing.


Please contact ANIBT directly on +61 3 9620 2922 to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

Credit Transfer (CT)

Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen course by taking into account previous studies.
ANIBT recognises AQTF registered organisations for credit transfers.


Please contact ANIBT directly on +61 3 9620 2922 to discuss your previous experiences and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.

 

Special Requirements

Special Requirements

It is expected that all students will have access to their own personal computer and the internet. This is essential for regular research and also on-line based assessment work throughout the course.

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