Do you love people? Do you want to care for people as they grow older, ensuring they feel happy and well cared for? Do your family and friends say you are a kind and compassionate person? Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives? If you answered yes to these questions, then this qualification is for you. Enrolling in the Certificate III in Individual Support will enable you to be a symbol of hope, and an expression of kindness to those who are ageing, struggling or vulnerable. This course can open the door to an incredibly rewarding career!
Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to transition into a range of different caring roles. Whether you decide to work in assisted living, adult day care or long term residential care, you will be equipped to care for individuals in their own home, in a nursing home, or those requiring palliative care in a hospice. Work involves confidentiality, discretion and judgement in relation to providing individual support for your client, as well as taking responsibility for your own work output.
Graduates will know how to follow an individualised care plan in a community or residential environment; be able to exercise judgement in a variety of situations based on an
understanding of policy, a sound knowledge of theoretical matters and the possession of skills to undertake day to day procedures in caring for the aged and vulnerable.
Our trainers have extensive experience working in industry in hands on and management roles and have a passion for working with and enriching the lives of people who constitute one of
the most vulnerable sectors of society. They bring these qualities into our world class training environment to enable students to achieve their maximum potential. So, what are you waiting
for? Complete an enrolment enquiry now to see how we can set you on the pathway to a rewarding career!
View this Qualification on training.gov.au.
The Course Structure requires that learners successfully complete 13 units, namely – 7 Core; and the 6 Electives listed below.
|Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
|Deliver care services using a palliative approach
|Facilitate the empowerment of older people
|Meet personal support needs
|Provide support to people living with dementia
|Work with people with mental health issues
Online and/or Blended Delivery
Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015
CHC Community Services Training Package
GEM Online Campus
The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.
Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.
Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,200 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 12-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 12 months from commencement. During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities, assessments.
Assistance might be available for this qualification: http://www.gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance/. State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.
GEM College now partners with Study Loans as a great way for you to finance your course. Click here to find out more and apply.
Tuition Fees include:
Your tuition fee includes:-
- Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
- Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
- Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
- All essential reference materials.
- Additional Reference materials may be requested to further enhance your learning. These might attract an additional charge.
Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options. Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.
Fees can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order. Note: GEM College may not accept upfront payments in excess of $1,500 from individuals, prior to a pre-enrolment discussion with a course advisor.
A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship on the GEM website.
Course Fees: $2,900
While there are no prerequisite requirements for enrolment in this qualification learners will need:
- Language Literacy and Numeracy skills at a level required to complete the course
- Students enrolled for e-learning or blended learning (a mix of face-to-face and e-learning) will require (or be able to learn) basic Computer skills such as:
- Knowledge of common computing terms and word processing;
- Familiar with a web browser (e.g. Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc);
- Able to send/receive e-mail, including e-mail with attachments; and
- Being able to navigate the Internet.
Each applicant will be interviewed to:
- Ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path;
- Explore possibilities for RPL and/or credit transfer (as applicable);
- Identify special needs and determine reasonable adjustment (if applicable/required);
- Establish delivery mode(s) that match the requirements of the student;
- Inform important policies/processes (e.g. – student selection/admissions, privacy, payment/refunds, grievance/complaints processes, etc).
Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this qualification, you may undertake a generic qualification such as the Certificate III in Leadership and Management.