AGED CARE COURSE DARWIN

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) provides an entry-level qualification allowing anyone to jumpstart a brand new career in ageing support. 

This course equips students with the essential knowledge and practical skills necessary for providing tailored assistance to individuals in need, whether due to age, disability, chronic disease, or other factors. Through the selection of specific elective units, students can specialise in areas such as aged care.

Our comprehensive curriculum covers everything from tailored care plans to understanding legal responsibilities, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your career in aged care in Darwin. You’ll also receive the nationally recognised HLTHPS006 Assist Clients with Medication as part of your certification as well as HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely certification (valued at $145) at no extra cost!

Don’t let this opportunity pass by. Enrol online now to kickstart your career in aged care services at our Darwin training venue!

COURSE SNAPSHOT

NATIONALLY ACCREDITED

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

COURSE PRICE

$599.00 (pay just $100 deposit upfront)

DARWIN TRAINING VENUE

Level 5, 116 The Esplanade,
Darwin, NT, 0800

FLEXIBLE DELIVERY

9 Core & 6 Specialised Elective Units
Self-Paced Online Learning
Min. 5 x In-Person Workshops
120 Hours Work Placement

COURSE DURATION

3 - 12 Months

START DATE

Begin training as soon as you enrol

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DARWIN DC 0820
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

In our Darwin aged care course, students learn everything needed to care for people requiring individualised support in the aged care sector.

This course provides students with the vital information and practical skills required to support patients who require care tailored to their needs due to age, disability, or chronic disease, among other reasons. Students can specialise in a particular field, such as aged care, based on which elective units they choose to pursue.

Core Units
CHCCCS031 – Provide individualised supportCHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
CHCCCS038 – Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving supportCHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS040 – Support independence and wellbeingHLTINF006 – Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
CHCCCS041 – Recognise healthy body systemsHLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
Elective UnitsSpecialised Aged Care Units
CHCCCS017 – Provide Loss & Grief SupportCHCAGE011 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS033 – Identify & Report AbuseCHCPAL003 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTHPS006 – Assist Clients with MedicationCHCAGE013 – Work effectively in aged care
FREE – HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely (Statement of Attainment)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Getting started in our Darwin Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is easy! 

There are no previous academic or work experience requirements to enrol. However, there are some minimum eligibility requirements all students have to meet including:

16+ YEARS OLD

Students must be at least 16 years old. Students under the age of 18 must submit a signed Parental Consent Form before starting their course.

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER & INTERNET

Students must have access to a computer and reliable internet connection in order to complete any online components of your course.

WRITTEN & VERBAL

Students must possess basic proficiency in written and verbal English.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Students must possess basic physical fitness to perform manual tasks such as moving patients.

LEARNING TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE

In addition to your regular classes, you’ll be required to attend at least five in-person, practical sessions including your HLTWHS005 – Conduct Manual Tasks Safely course.

These sessions are designed to give you crucial hands-on experience that builds your practical knowledge and skills to effectively work in the aged care industry.

We’re all about giving you the flexibility to tailor your learning to your lifestyle. After enrolment, you’ll be able to select your practical sessions to fit around your schedule.

MORE ABOUT YOUR WORK PLACEMENT

To complete your Aged Care course you must complete 120 hours of vocational placement in a relevant industry workplace.

Before commencing work placement you must meet all the following requirements.

All costs associated with these requirements are the student’s responsibility.

Please note: requirements for work placement can vary in certain jurisdictions. Consult with our education team for more details prior to commencing your placement.

COURSE FEES

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Domestic Students can enrol in Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) for $599.

Students are required to pay a $100 non-refundable deposit on enrolment with the balance of the course due at a later date.

Using our convenient, secure online booking platform you can pay for your course today using any Mastercard or Visa credit or debit card. 

Want to learn more?

Get in touch with our specialist enrollment team to learn more about Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) in Darwin.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Skills Training College’s aged care program typically takes at least three weeks to complete. The course duration varies based on the student’s skill level and commitment. Classroom-based training involves a minimum of 15 sessions, running full-time from 9 am to 5 pm for three weeks.

The self-paced, theoretical knowledge study takes approximately 30-60 hours, depending on the student’s outputs. Students must also complete a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in their own time.

Yes, to work in aged care in Darwin, a Certificate III in Individual Support is essential. The course, including the aged care elective stream, is a prerequisite for effective work in the aged care sector. While providing personal care to family members is possible without certification, it’s not recommended, as caregivers may lack a full understanding of requirements, safe practices, and legal responsibilities.

No, there is no online training or distance learning available for aged care courses in Darwin. While a portion of the course is completed online, practical training is necessary for developing skills required in aged care, such as infection prevention and control policies and assisting clients with medication.

Yes, aged care work in Darwin can be emotionally challenging due to unique and confronting patient needs. However, for compassionate individuals, the career outcomes are equally rewarding. Workers, irrespective of their specialty, face challenging situations in providing direct client care, including palliative care and the identification and reporting of abuse.

Finding work, placement, or volunteer opportunities in aged care in Darwin depends on career goals. Online searches reveal opportunities in residences, hospices, retirement villages, and other facilities. Locations like these often have a high demand for volunteers, offering a first step into community services. Practical placements may lead to volunteer opportunities and potential future employment.

If you’d like to do more than just provide ageing support to people in need, you can expand your specialty by undertaking further study to advance your career. Healthcare requires a diverse range of skill sets, and the best opportunities for further studies include some of the following:

  • Disability care. Disability support is an alternative elective stream to aged care and provides an alternative community care career.
  • Manual handling. Healthcare offered requires moving patients safely, a skills taught in a manual handling course.
  • First aid. First aid provides a wide range of useful skills, notably CPR.
  • A blue card. A working with children check is essential to expanding your healthcare career to work with children. Please note this course is not offered through Skills Training College.
  • A Certificate IV. The logical next step after a Certificate III level, there are many Certificate IV opportunities each instructing students with different health skills. Currently, Skills Training College does not offer any Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

Yes, an aged care course can be considered tax-deductible in Darwin if you already work with elderly people in a capacity involving upskilling or maintaining your position. Consult with an accountant or tax specialist for more information on deductibility.

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