AGED CARE COURSE SALISBURY

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) is your pathway to a career in aged care. This entry-level qualification provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to get started in a rewarding aged care career.

This comprehensive course will empower students with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to confidently provide personalised care to individuals who require support due to age, disability, chronic illness, or other factors.

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 Salisbury. 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 Salisbury training venue!

COURSE SNAPSHOT

NATIONALLY ACCREDITED

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

COURSE PRICE

$599.00 (pay just $100 deposit upfront)

SALISBURY TRAINING VENUE

6/89 John Street,
Salisbury, SA, 5108

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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Salisbury (SA)
6/89 John Street
Salisbury 5108
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

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

This certification program teaches students to create personalised plans, understand legal and professional obligations, build relationships with clients, provide physical and emotional support, follow infection control procedures, and report risks and abuse in the workplace.

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 Salisbury 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 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) 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 Salisbury.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Skills Training College’s Certificate III in Individual Support program takes at least three weeks to complete. The exact time to complete the course depends on a student’s own skill level and commitment to completing their at home theoretical study and work placements.

The classroom based training consists of a minimum of 15 sessions. Training is full time, starting at 9am and running until 5pm each day, for three weeks. The self-paced, theoretical knowledge study takes approximately 30-60 hours, depending on the student’s own outputs. Students must also complete a minimum of 120 hours of supervised work placement in their own time.

Certainly. To work in aged care in Australia, a Certificate III in Individual Support, especially through the aged care elective stream, is essential. This ensures that students are well-equipped to work effectively in the aged care industry.

While providing personal care to a family member is possible without certification, it’s not recommended. Without completing the course, caregivers may lack a full understanding of requirements, safe work practices, and legal responsibilities.

No. A portion of this course must be completed online in students’ own time. However, the course materials for providing individualised support requires skills sets which can only be achieved through practical training, such as applying infection prevention procedures.

As such there is no online training or distance learning available. Classes are also only available at set times, meaning there is also no choice between day or evening classes; the in-person training portion can only be attending during the day starting at 9am.

Yes. On an emotional level this work involves caring for patients with unique, challenging, or confronting needs. However, for a compassionate and motivated person whose heart is in the right place, the career outcomes can be just as rewarding.

Workers face difficult situations no matter their specialty as they provide direct client care to people facing some of life’s most confronting challenges. Palliative care workers are constantly exposed to death as they make people comfortable at the end of their lives, and provide grief and loss support to both patients and their loved ones.

How easy it is to find work, work placement, or volunteer opportunities in ageing support depends on where you want to go in your career. Searching online is an easy way to find care residences, hospices, retirement villages, and other care facilities that can offer you work. Your local community services organisation can also be of assistance. Locations such as these often have volunteers in high demand, providing an easy first step into community services.

The facility in which you perform your practical placement may allow you to stay on as a volunteer. They may even be one of your potential future employers. If you’re struggling to find work, or a location to perform your work placement’s hours, your trainer may be able to point you in the right direction.

Yes, work placement is integral to a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). A simulated workplace environment can’t substitute real workplaces in ensuring you’ve embodied the care outcomes of an aged care course.

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 and ongoing skills development include some of the following:

  • Disability courses. Disability support is an alternative elective stream 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 is the next step after a Certificate III level, and there are many opportunities each instructing students with different health skills. Currently, Skills Training College does not offer any Certificate IV courses in healthcare.

A Certificate III can be tax deductible if you already work with elderly people in a position where self-education can be considered either upskilling or maintaining your position. In these instances, your course expenses are tax deductible. Check with an accountant or tax specialist for more information.

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