Our training is delivered by fully qualified Trainers and Assessors with many years of industry experience, in training rooms that fully cater for vital practical experience. Being able to practice on the right equipment for the job will enable you to be job ready when you graduate.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive not only a CHC33015 – Certificate in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (which is a nationally recognised qualification), but also the statement of attainment for HLTAID003 – Provide first aid. This gives you peace of mind that you will be ‘job ready’ when you seek employment.
What the Qualification will allow you to do.
After successfully completing this course you will have the opportunity to seek employment in the following roles:
- Care worker
- Personal care assistant
- Community support worker
- Accommodation support worker
- Food services worker (Aged Care)
- Personal Care Giver
- Respite care worker
Depending on where you work and the extent of your experience in the industry, you may be performing tasks such as; personal care (showering, dressing, grooming, toileting), assistance with nutrition and hydration, taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature etc.), bed making, manual handling, care planning, liaise with other services, supervise other workers, participate in team meeting and much more.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you must meet the below criteria to be eligible to enrol.
- You must be at least 17 years old.
- You must be physically fit as you will be required to attend to manual handling tasks.
- You must have a clear criminal record that will be verified through a National Crime Check.
- You must be able to satisfactorily pass a literacy and numeracy assessment.
Home study is essential and you will be expected to attend your major assignment at home during the course.
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Units covered in Casey College’s CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
To obtain this full qualification, you must achieve competency in all of the units listed below. These are 13 units in total, made up of 7 compulsory “core units” and 6 elective units to reach the specialisation of Ageing, Home and Community. The Elective units have been chosen after consideration and consultation with the industry and the needs identified from this process.
Please note that it is a compulsory requirement for your work placement and employment for you to hold a HLTAID003 – Provide first aid. Casey College will be hold a HLTAID003 – Provide first aid course during your training.
It is important to note that you will not be able to attend your 120 mandatory work placement hours without a first aid certificate.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised supportFacilitate the interests and rights of clients||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 (common elective)||Elective|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Elective|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs (common elective)||Elective|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Elective|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services||Elective|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Elective|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid (additional unit of competency)||Elective|
The following assessments must be attended to successfully complete this qualification, we will also assess your Foundation skills to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge that are most attractive to your future employment. Assessment of the Foundation skills is a continual process carried out throughout the course.
|CODE||ASSESSMENTS||WEEK DUE /ATTENDED|
|RHBS01||Written Assessment||Week 4|
|IS01||01 - Written assessment||WEEK 8|
|IS01||02 - Written assessment||WEEK 11|
|IS02||Learner Performance||WEEK 6 & 11|
|IS03||Workplace report: this is a checklist which will be completed by your Supervisor while you are on work placement||WEEK 16|
|IS04||Workplace assessment: a Casey College assessor will visit you in the workplace and observe you working as an Support Worker and will complete a checklist and ask you some verbal questions||DURING WORK PLACEMENT|
|PFA01||Provide first Aid pre-course workbook||WEEK 7|
|PFA02||First Aid practical assessment||WEEK 7|
Please note: You must successfully complete the assessments IS01 and IS02 to be eligible to attend work placement. You must successfully complete the assessments PFA01 and PFA002 to receive your HLTAID003 – Provide first aid Statement of Attainment.
On completion of your assessment you will be deemed to be ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’. A “Not Yet Satisfactory” will mean that you will need to provide more information or evidence, or demonstrate the task or activity again.
If it is determined that you are ‘Not Yet Satisfactory’, or you fail to attend your assessment an additional fee may be applicable. A meeting will be arranged with your Training Consultant to discuss what will be required and when it will be attended.
We have fair process in place if Learners wish to question any assessment results. You can appeal any decision made by the RTO.
Duration & Scheduling
Duration & Scheduling
The estimated duration of the course is over 15 weeks. This consists of 12 weeks for theory, practical, study and assignments, with 2 days per week in the training room which is followed by your mandatory 3 weeks (120 hours) full time work placement at an Aged Care Facility (which we will arrange for you).
The facilities we use will provide you with a great learning environment, where all of your skills will come together. During the work placements, you will be assessed by one our trainers to determine your competence (see assessment tab). Work placements are Monday – Friday and are usually morning shifts from 6.00am to 3.30pm.
Casey College has a flexible learning approach which allows you, up to 12 months to complete this qualification. This means that you do not have to complete your qualification in the estimated time frame of 15 weeks as stated above. Individual arrangements can be made, should you require assistance, please speak with your training consultant.
How we deliver our course
Casey College believes that a varied approach to learning is the way to accomplish great outcomes. During your learning experience you will have the opportunity learn and practice using a number of different delivery modes including:
- Face to Face classes
- Practical Days
- Home Study
You will be able to practice all of the skills in our training rooms that are equipped with a full size training manikin, hospital beds and all other equipment that you will be using at work placement. This ensures that you will feel confident and competent before going out into the workplace.
Some of you may already have prior learning that may be able to be used towards Recognition, to find out more information please contact the Casey College office.
Costs & Dates
Subsidised training may be available, contact us on (02) 8778-7777 for more information.
$2099.00 (payment plans available)
National Crime Checks
All Learners who wish to attend a nursing qualification must undertake a National Crime Check (NCC). As per the Aged Care Principles, restrictions apply to people who have convictions on these checks. Nursing Homes who are offering work placements for Casey College students have the right to refuse access to a student because of criminal charges.
To allow the Training Consultant to assess your situation, Applicants are required to declare any convictions on their criminal record prior to enrolment. If the facility partnering with Casey College, refuses to provide the Learner with a placement, Casey College will not seek placements with other facilities due to the administrative costs and compliance issues.
All work experience facilities require a copy of the NCC Record and Learners must ensure the facility received a copy prior to work placement. Failing to abide by any of these requirements may result in withdrawal from the course, and please note that fees will not be refundable.
Unique Student Identifier or USI
As of the 1st January 2015 anyone studying Nationally Recognised training in Australia will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards.
When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide students with easy access to their training records and results (transcript) throughout their life. You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone anytime. You will need to apply for a USI and supply Casey College with this in order for us to issue your certificate/s at the end of your course. For further information, please go to: http://usi.gov.au/Students/Pages/default.aspx.
Once you have your USI number please log in to your account; go to manage permissions and select Casey College, this will allow us; with your permission; to view your personal and contact details as well us update information on your behalf.
Immunisation for Nursing Courses
If you are attending a nursing course, Casey College strongly recommend that you see your doctor for advice on getting vaccinations prior to work placement. NSW Health has provided a list of immunisations that students should undertake prior to clinical placements:
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (German Measles)
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Seasonal influenza (Flu)
Please be advised that some facilities may not accept Learners who do not have these immunisations or may ask that you sign a waiver form.
You will be required to wear a white collared shirt, black smart pants and flat fully enclosed shoes with a non-slip sole for work placement.
All course materials will be supplied by Casey College and are included in your course fee unless specifically stated. Most of our materials have been developed in-house by industry specialists and are updated on a regular basis. They cover and exceed the requirements that your current or future employers are looking for. Our materials are clear and easy to follow. You can ask to see them when you come in for your enrolment.
If you need a replacement of any course material including workbooks and assessment packages, a charge will apply of $30.00 per folder and $10.00 per assessment.
Who you can go to for information.
Your main point of contact will be your Training Consultant. Training Consultants manage all administrative aspects of your enrolment and are there to support you. You will also be able to ask your trainer for advice and assistance during the course.
During work placement, you will be provided with a workplace buddy, however, your Training Consultant will remain your main contact point for all matters.