Individual Support III (Ageing, Home and Community)
What is Certificate III in Individual Support?
How much does it cost?
What jobs can I get?
- Aged Care Home
- Respite Home
- Home and Community Care
- Disability Support
- Community Services
- Specialised transport services (Manual Handling)
Do I need any previous training?
What kind of person works in Individual Support?
Is the Work Difficult?
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
What is the Training like?
What will I be learning?
- CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
- This UOC is about what is required to work in the community service sector. You will learn about the services provided, who the clients are and what you are probably going to be doing once you find a job.
- HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- Work Health and Safety (WHS) is very important in any job. When people with a disability are relying on you to keep them safe, then you really have to know! In this unit you will also learn about manual handling. You will get to move people from beds to a wheelchair and back again using a mechanical hoist. This certificate can also be used for any job that will require you to help people in wheelchairs, like at an airport for example.
- CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
- Every workplace has customers and co-workers from all over the world. This unit looks at your culture and how you think and do things and how different cultures do things differently and think differently.
- CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
- This unit looks at the important legal and ethical issues for people who provide Individual Support and how a support worker can ensure they are upholding the rights of individuals.
- HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
- This unit is designed to give you basic information about how the body works and the nest ways to promote healthy functioning of the body.
- CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
- People who require individual support will most likely have an Individual Plan (IP) that outline the supports required by the person. This unit looks at how we need to follow these plans and make adjustments to suit the individual and to meet their changing needs.
- CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being
- For some people with disabilities it is difficult to join in on community activities that most people take for granted. This unit looks at how a care worker can help to maximise community involvement so everyone can join in.
Electives – Ageing/Home and Community specialisation (6 units)
- CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- As people grow older they still have dreams and aspirations. This unit looks at how a support worker can help facilitate an older person to achieve those goals.
- CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
- In Australia, there are more than 342,800 Australians living with dementia. This unit looks at what is dementia, and how best to provide the extra support needed.
- CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
- Personal support needs means the things that you would normally do yourself, such as showering, feeding and going to the toilet. People can sometimes be physically or mentally incapable and they need a care worker to support them to make sure these daily needs are met.
- CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
- Many people who are elderly or with disabilities requiring care support still lead independent lives living in their own home. This means that you will be providing your care services there too. This unit look at the responsibilities and differences you will encounter when your work place is in someone’s home.
- CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families
- Working in someone’s home requires you to interact with the person’s family members and friends, who also provide care support. This unit looks at how best to manage this and work together to provide the best care possible.
- HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
- First Aid will prepare you to provide help in all sorts of emergency situations. You will learn resuscitation techniques if you find someone not breathing and you will learn the most modern ways to use a defibrillator in case someone has a heart attack.