CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

This new training package has just been released to help Australians fill in job vacancies in the health and community care industry created by our rapidly ageing population. It supersedes the Certificate III level courses in aged, disability and home and community care and is now the standard qualification for the industry.

The Certificate III in Individual Support 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 for other reasons. 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 placement. This gives new personal care workers time to practice what they have learnt in class and to learn from hands on experience and current care professionals. The knowledge and experience of handling real life situations may also increase a student’s employability once qualified.

Mandatory Documentation

The Healthcare industry requires that all students on work placement hold the following documentation.

Ageing Stream

  1. National Police Check

Disability Stream

  1. National Police Check

  2. Working with Children Check

Students will not be permitted to attend work placement without a current police check. 

Any costs associated in acquiring this documentation is in addition to course costs and at the students' own expense.

UOW College strongly recommends that students enrolling in this course consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation prior to enrolment.

Units of Study

Students are required to successfully complete 13 Units of Competency to complete this qualification and 120 hours of work placement.  

Ageing Stream
Code Subject Name
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Electives*
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Disability Stream
Code Subject Name
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Electives*
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS024 Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Delivery

Students are required to attend classes at the University of Wollongong, Main Campus three days per week. The course is delivered full-time for 12 months (3 sessions) and incorporates a variety of delivery methods:

  • Face-to-face tutorials and workshops.
  • Online content (please note: students require proficient computing skills to be able to access online materials and navigate around an online learning environment)

Traineeships are also available for this course.

Course information

Study area

Nursing and Health, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

929

Duration

3 Sessions over 1 year

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

Entry Requirements

Only avaliable to domestic students

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Complete a UOW College basic literacy and numeracy online assessment with results of level two or higher.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$6,620 (2018)

$6,620 (2018)

Payment options:



  1. Upfront payments or by instalment

  2. NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be avaliable

Schedule of fees 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this course is not available to international students.


Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (3 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Census Date: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring (3 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Census Date: 18 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Summer (3 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 10 September - 14 December

Census Date: 1 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Students who successfully complete the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will be eligible to apply for entry to a Certificate IV level AQF qualification from the Community Services training packages or other training packages in a broad range of vocations. Successful students may also apply to commence employment.

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