Individual Support – Ageing
This course is for people who are interested in working in Aged Care, supporting people in community or residential settings. As an Individual Support Worker, you will be able to make a real difference in people’s everyday lives, supporting them to maintain their independence and standard of living. You will learn current practices relating to infection control and working safely.
This is a highly practical course, including work placements in an aged care residential facility. Graduates will be provided with the knowledge, skills and values to carry out activities related to maintaining and maximising the independence and wellbeing of people who are ageing. You will learn specialist skills in supporting people experiencing dementia, and people at end of life stage.
This qualification would suit people interested in supporting and enhancing independence and the quality of life of people who are ageing.
Flexible employment opportunities exist in residential, home and community services and respite.
Titles may include:
- Individual Support Worker
- Extended care assistant
- Care Assistant
- Client Assistant
- Field Officer
- Residential Care Worker
- Personal Care Assistant
- Nursing Assistant
- Home Care Assistant
- Care worker
Experienced teachers who are experts in their field will provide you with a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as expand on the theories behind the concepts and practices of person-centred support.
To qualify, all students must undertake and complete a successful work placement of 120 hours. Vocational Work placement in a residential facility is a compulsory component of Certificate III in Individual Support. Students must be able to attend shifts as stipulated in Residential aged care facilities (e.g. 7 am to 3 pm, 3 pm to 11 pm).
To achieve a CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support 13 units must be successfully completed, 7 core units and 6 electives:
7 Core Units
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Assessment will include:
- Projects – group or individual, these may be practical or researched-based
- Assignments – research topics and provide a written response
- Written assessments – where you will be asked to research topics and provide a written response
- Practical – you will be asked to complete the tasks on-the-job
- Participants must successfully complete all assessment tasks to meet the requirements of the course
IELTS 5.5 General Training (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
Recognition of Prior Learning
At TasTAFE we believe that the things you already know how to do should be formally recognised.
Regardless of how, when or where the learning occurred, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of your skills and experience. When you apply to attend TasTAFE you can ask for recognition of:
- Formal/informal learning
- Life experience
- Employment/work experience.
You may also be able to apply for credit transfer for units/modules that you have completed previously at another training organisation.
It is also possible to apply for credit for TasTAFE subjects if you decide to study at university.
Course information displayed on this website is subject to change.