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Certificate III in Individual Support

Vocational Education Training Programs

National Code: CHC33015

Course Duration

52 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD

Study Mode

On-Campus

Level

Certificate III

Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

This qualification 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 some other reason. 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 as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

  • Aged Care Worker 
  • Disability Support Worker 
  • Home Care Assistant

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements. International students must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age and have completed Year 11 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Our current (as of May 2022) Admissions requirements for Assessment Level 1 countries like Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia etc (as long as these countries are on assessment Lvl 1) are:

  • GPA 75% or pass mark for Phillipines, GPA 70%for Indonesia. (Note: If your student source country is Lvl 1, our GPA requirement for Lvl 1 country would be the pass mark % as per the source country education requirement).
  • No IELTS/PTE required. Online LLN test will be provided to the student to complete
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • Provide documentry evidence / explanation for gaps or breaks in between academic and/or work experience
  • No dependants. Application with family has to apply as single applicant at time of application. Dependants should be declared in the visa application. 

Code

Title

Core or Elective

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

Core

CHCCCS023

Support independence and wellbeing

Core

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

Core

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

Core

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

Core

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

Core

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Core

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

Elective

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

Elective

CHCDIS001

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Elective

CHCDIS002

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

Elective

CHCDIS003

Support community participation and social inclusion

Elective

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Elective

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays.

The qualification requires that a work placement of 120 hours is completed.

Offshore Fee

$11,900

Enrollment Fee: $200

Material & Insurance Fee: $500

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Onshore Fee

$8,800

Enrollment Fee: $200

Material & Insurance Fee: $500

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Potential employment options are as a direct support worker in aged care, disability, home and community care or other direct care work in the community services industry.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services and a range of other related community services qualifications.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

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