This qualification will prepare students to work in community and/or residential settings to follow individualised plans to provide person-centred support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Workers at this level are expected to have a range of factual, technical, and procedural knowledge as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concept and practices required to provide person-centred support.

In order to successfully undertake the qualification candidates need to possess English language and literacy competence that will enable them to provide clear information, ask questions, listen to and understand instructions and communicate effectively with others.

 

Units include:

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCS025 Support relationships with carers and family
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

 

Pathways

Employment in roles such as:

Accommodation support worker

Field officer

Homecare assistant

Care assistant

In-home respite worker

Personal care giver

Community house worker

Personal care worker

Community support worker

Residential care worker

 

Delivery

The volume of learning for a certificate III is 1200- 2400 hours (1-2 years). As a component of this, program delivery is a minimum of 840 hours in this instance, comprising five elements.

The difference between volume of learning requirements and this instance of program delivery is justified by analysis of Advance Community College data from 2012 – 2014 which indicates that the average time taken by individuals assessed as being at ACSF Level 2 (approximately Year 9) in all core skill areas and with little or no individual support industry experience to develop essential skills, knowledge and demonstrate competence to the standard expected in the workplace for this qualification is 840 hours (40 weeks @ 21 hours per week).

Learners may take up to 24 months from their enrolment date to complete the program however this will differ from individual to individual according to specific learning needs and prior experience. This will be determined at the pre-enrolment interview and an Individual Training Plan will be developed by the Career Practitioner.

Program Elements

  • 280 hours classroom based training workshops. These are delivered in 20 week blocks (2 days per week). A timetable outlining when each unit will be delivered is provided to students at enrolment. This may be increased if the trainer/assessor feels that a participant requires further time for practice and consolidation and it may be decreased for individuals who are able to demonstrate that they have relevant existing skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Approximately 200 hours of unsupervised self-paced learning/ consolidation/practice. This may be increased if the trainer/assessor feels that a participant requires further time for practice and consolidation and it may be decreased for individuals who are able to demonstrate that they have relevant existing skills, knowledge and experience).
  • 120 hours practical placement (this may be increased if the trainer/assessor feels that a participant requires further time for practice and consolidation)
  • 95 hours Advance Community College P3 and Explore Your Options programs

145 (approximately) hours assessment activity to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate skills and knowledge across a range of environments and contexts relevant to the unit (this may be increased if the assessor feels that a participant requires further time to demonstrate competence and it may be decreased for individuals who are able to demonstrate that they have relevant existing skills, knowledge and experience).

 

 

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Advance respects and values everyone regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity, race or religion. Individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

We are committed to child safe practices and equality for all.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

The student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.