Northern Adelaide State Secondary Schools Alliance
Course Details - CHC33015 Certificate Ill in Individual Support - Para Hills High School

NASSSA TitleCertificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Year 1 of 2 (FIP)
QualificationCHC33015 Certificate Ill in Individual Support
RTOEQUALS International (Aust) Pty Ltd (National Code 3492)
Host OrganisationPara Hills High School
Course Length4 Semesters (2 years)
The full course is two years. This is year 1 of 2 years.
Course DescriptionThe Certificate Ill in Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015 offers students a holistic approach to caring for the aged. With exceptional job outcomes in a growing sector, this Certificate course will offer individuals a supportive learning environment and unique opportunities to develop the physical, mental and emotional skills associated with the human services area. If you have a genuine desire to care for and be of service to the elderly, we encourage you to investigate the benefits of working in this rewarding field. The course will consist of a combination of theoretical, simulation and work placement. The simulation sessions consist of using lifters, slings, electric beds, wheelchairs, walking frames, feeding aids etc. Theoretical components are delivered through personal reflection, problem solving scenarios and role plays, case studies, quizzes, online learning (research) and group work. * Units will be assessed in the classroom through the theory and practical learning and whilst on the work placement. The student will be required to complete a Log Book whilst on placement, this placement is compulsory and the logbook consists of timesheets to record hours, a reflective journal and various tasks to be undertaken. These tasks will be verified in the workplace by Workplace Mentors and assessed in the workplace by an EQUALS Assessor. * Important note: This course requires a National Police Check obtained through the South Australian Police. See details on the SAPOL website, and in the Requirements section, below.
PathwaysSuccessful completion of the CHC33015 Certificate Ill in Individual Support qualifies graduates to work as Personal Care Workers in the Disability Services and Residential Aged Care Sector. This qualification offers an entry pathway into the HL T54115 Diploma of Nursing and CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services courses, or further study in CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services, CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health.
Entry RequirementsBasic literacy and numeracy are essential. To meet the requirements of the VETRO application, students must demonstrate prior career planning evidence. For example, work experiences
Other RequirementsA current and valid National Police Check (dated within 12 months) is a mandatory. requirement for this course. All applicants are advised that they will be required to produce an acceptable NPC on or prior to commencement of the course. Please note that online checks are also accepted. If you currently hold a Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Check for working in the Aged Care Sector and with Vulnerable People please talk with our Admissions team about requirements for screening checks. Please note that the outcome of any screening check may affect industry placement opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of host facilities. You will also need to sign a declaration stating that you are physically fit to carry out the duties of a Care Worker. * Students required to: ** bring a pen to every session ** wear the "EQUALS Student" work shirt whilst on placement and during all timetabled sessions at school/EQUALS.** wear suitable closed in shoes for all practical sessions and for the placement, as well as work appropriate pants. * Immunisation Requirements. Students undertaking this course will be required to have the following vaccinations [Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Influenza, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella}, dTpa (Pertussis /whooping cough, Tetanus, Diphtheria), Varicella (chickenpox), Poliomyelitis (Polio)] as well as proof of vaccination prior to commencing work experience. Some employer sites will also require you to have also had the COVID 19 vaccination. Please note that all vaccinations, certification and checks are at the expense of the student and will need to be organised out of study time. Immunisation is especially important for health care workers because they have a high risk of catching diseases from infected people. They can then easily pass them on to other people. EQUALS recommends that students observe SA Health recommendations for health workers, available here: Please note: Most young people will have had these administered as part of the state's pre school and school immunisation program.
Delivery Location(s)Para Hills High School, 90 Beafield Road, Para Hills, SA, 5096
Once per term one of the Tuesday classes will be a practical session to be held at clinical simulation facilities at EQUALS International, 81 and 54 Currie Street, Adelaide SA 5000. VET leaders will be notified prior so that documents and all arrangements are in place.
Dates and Times35 weekly sessions at Para Hills High School on Tuesdays from 09:00 until 15:15.
Commencement date 08/02/22.
Regular attendance in class and ability to complete work on time is essential. Students must be prepared to complete work at home if required. All courses will be finished each year by week 6, Term 4 (week beginning 28 November) and exclude school holiday breaks or public holidays
Work Placement20 days
In order to achieve the Certificate a 120 hours of vocational work placement must be undertaken. The aim is for work placement to be completed in the school holidays, probably over the Christmas break in 2022. A National Police Clearance is required for the vocational placement.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 45 SACE credits
325 nominal hours in year 1. A maximum of 100 SAGE credits can be achieved with full completion of the Certificate Ill in Individual Support. Credits granted to the student is dependent on the units of competency and work placement completed by the student toward the qualification. An additional 4 competencies are required to meet requirements of a dual qualification in Disability and Ageing and can be negotiated at an additional cost during year 2
Units Of Competency
CoreCHCCCS015Provide individualised support30 nominal hours
 CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services30 nominal hours
 CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40 nominal hours
 HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems70 nominal hours
 HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care25 nominal hours
ElectiveCHCCCS001Address the needs of people with chronic disease75 nominal hours
Nominal hours are used for SACE purposes and are not reflective of actual delivery hours
Training Package/Qualification may be updated in 2022 so these competencies may change. The full Certificate Ill in Individual Support consists of 13 units (14 are delivered in this course representing an additional elective unit). Five competencies in the second year are placement mandatory units, meaning no SACE credits will be achieved for them until the complete 120 hours of work placement are completed. An additional 4 competencies are required to meet requirements of a dual qualification in Disability and Ageing.
Training Cost$295.00 including GST
$295 is the 'gap' fee for the two year certificate. This course is a Flexible Industry Pathway subsidised by the Department for Innovation and Skills. The training cost of $295 includes: * Access to the EQOnline Moodie learning platform and resources * Student amenities and services fee * One EQUALS Student uniform/polo work shirt
Other Costs$164.00 including GST
An additional required cost of $164 will cover: National Police Clearance $54.00 must be arranged prior to the course commencement (as per Requirements above), and Provide First Aid $110.00 (is optional). Students will receive a separate transcript for First Aid. * It is also recommended students purchase The Australian Carer: A training manual for Aged Care Workers (4th edition) $109.95.
Cost NotesDepartment for Education Non-NASSSA students enrolling will incur a $50.00 additional Administration fee (Full year course - pro rata for semester/term courses). Non-Department for Education students enrolling will incur a $250.00 administration fee. (Full year course - pro rata for semester/term courses) Enrolments for both these groups of students MUST be done through the WebVET Administrator.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    10
Maximum   28
Selection ProcessVETRO assessment will be conducted * On Monday 1st November, 2021 from 9.15 * At Para Hills High School * By EQUALS Admissions staff
Orientation DetailsCourse orientation and induction occurs during the first training session by the trainer with host school VET Leader support. * All home schools are required to conduct WorkPRO (or similar) prior to students commencing a course
Public TransportThe 502 is the main bus which stops at Bus stops 42 which is a short walk to Para Hills High School
Contact PersonMs Khyati Gajjar, Phone (08) 8110 1204, Email
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