Start a career that matters in a fast growing industry
This qualification in Ageing and Home and Community is the best way to start your career in community services. You will be qualified for positions in both Residential Aged Care services AND In-Home Care services. This qualification is the first step to an exciting career in nursing and many other care and support roles in the fastest growing industry in Australia.
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement in an aged care setting.
Upon successful completion of the course participants will be issued with the nationally recognised qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this course.
IRT College offers the following options to suit your needs (minimum enrolment conditions apply):
- On Track – this course is delivered over 18 weeks, with participants completing two days per week class time and scheduled assessments. There is a mandatory work placement component of 120 hours where students will be placed in an aged care setting.
- 12-month program – this course is run over a maximum of four terms, with participants completing face-to-face training one full day per fortnight at IRT sites. This course also includes scheduled assessments conducted over the duration of the course and work placement for those not working within the industry.
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
*Subject to change