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Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability and Ageing)

Course Code: CHC33015

Kick start your career in aged care and disability care with this formal qualification. You'll gain the technical skills and knowledge required to provide individual support for people in a community or residential setting.

This course focuses on two specialties including working with people with disability and the aged. While studying with Carers QLD, you will learn from an industry leader and gain best practice skills to support clients to reach their potential and live an independent life. You will learn how to provide individualised support, facilitate the empowerment of people with disability, comply with infection prevention and control, assist clients with medication, and provide support to people living with dementia and those in palliative care.

Future job outlook for this field of work is considered very strong. This formal qualification could see you move into a job within a variety of settings within the sector.

This course is offered in-person in Brisbane, where you will also have access to equipment required to undertake hands-on training. Through your learning journey with Carers Queensland, you will be supported by an experienced and friendly team every step of the way to help you succeed in your studies and your future practice.

Career outcomes may include:

  • Disability Service Officer,
  • In Home Respite Worker,
  • Community House Worker,
  • Residential Care Worker,
  • Home Care Assistance Support Worker,
  • Residential aged care,
  • Community aged care,
  • Day respite support worker,
  • Personal care worker.

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course; however successful enrolment into this course will require that you:

  • Can deal with physical demands of manual tasks (e.g. bending, squatting, kneeling, and repetitive movements, carrying) for direct support work during Vocational Placement and have the ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time, both walking and standing due to the nature of the occupation
  • Sit an internal language, literacy and numeracy test
  • Have basic computer skills (e.g. the ability to access and use word processing applications, email and internet) and a reliable internet connection and working computer or laptop (not tablets or mobile devices)
  • Currently hold or are eligible to obtain a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) – for more information visit https://bit.ly/35Dz4gP
  • Currently hold or are eligible to obtain a Yellow Card – for more information visit https://bit.ly/2L9lzMt
  • Are willing to obtain a National Police Check Clearance Certificate –More information can be found here – https://bit.ly/3fr5mjN.

Please note: Prospective students must have all of the above checks completed prior to commencement of study to ensure they meet eligibility. This will be discussed further during your enrolment process.

Online training

  • Online training is now available and will be delivered via zoom
  • 2 days per week: 16-18 weeks full-time. 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Monday & Wednesday
  • 2 x 2-day face-to-face practical training at Lutwyche, Brisbane.

Face-to-face training

  • Face-to-face training is delivered in our classroom at Level 1, 120 Chalk St Lutwyche, Brisbane
  • 2 days per week: 16-18 weeks full-time. 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • Face-to-face intake: Commences 2nd November.
  • Online intake: We are currently taking expressions of interest. Please contact our team to discuss date options.

Apply today or find out more information by contacting training@carersqld.com.au or filling out the form at the bottom of this web page.

This course is made up of 18 units of competency including seven core units and eleven elective units which include five ageing units, five disability units and one shared unit.

Core units

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

Disability elective units

  • CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strength-based approach
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour
  • CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Ageing elective units

  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

In Queensland you may be eligible for funding through various programs:

  • The Certificate III Guarantee program is funded by the Queensland Government and will include a small contribution fee to be paid by the client.
  • Alternatively, through our program which is funded by the Department of Social Services (Federal Government)

These options will be discussed during your enrolment process. You can read more about Student Funding Options here.

You are required to complete 120 hours of vocational placement. Carers Queensland will assist to secure opportunities if you do not have industry connections.

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Skills Assure Certificate 3 Guarantee Subsidy (QLD)

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