Students must be over eighteen years old
You must provide evidence to demonstrate both academic and English language entry requirements as follows:
English Language Requirements as follows:
IELTS 5.5 overall, no less than 5.0 in each band, or upper intermediate, or EAP from approved ELICOS/ESL centre
Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirements.
This qualification reflects the role of support workers who provide person -centred care to people in aged care or disability care in a community and/or residential setting.
People pursuing a career in a facility such as a Nursing Home, Hostel, Residential Care Facility, Aged Care Facility, Retirement Village, and Community Health Care Centre.
Graduates may seek employment in the following jobs:
After achieving the Certificate III in Individual Support you have a number of pathway options with Mercury Colleges.
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC52015 Diploma Community Services
Delivery is a combination of methods to cover the theory and practice requirements:
Workshops for developing your theory knowledge such as anatomy and medications and care plans.
Supplementary learning online for each unit in theory and skills and case studies.
Demonstrations then practice in simulation areas and using manual handling equipment to give you that valuable practice time before you go to the work place.
Self-paced study and support to embed your learning and practical skills.
Work placements of 120 hours to apply your skills.
You will be trained in the use of manual handling equipment and other equipment such as:
Lifting hoist, Stand up Lifter, Pelican Belt, Slide Sheet, Electric bed, & Wheelchair.
Blood sugar testing equipment, Blood Pressure, Pulse Oximeter etc.
Medication Trolley, Medications (Dummy), & Dressing Trolley.
The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support duration is 52 weeks. The structure is based on 20 hours per week as follows:
You attend College two days a week for classroom learning, practice and assessment (7.5 hours each day).
You also study a structured study program unit by unit in the online learning platform for 5 hours per week.
To get the most out of your course you need to do some self- study in your own time. When you are ready there is a work placement of 120 hours timetabled into the program.
Level of Study Certificate III
Duration 52 weeks
CRICOS Course Code 097495C
English Requirements IELTS Score UG
Annual Tuition AUD$8,000.00
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