In a nutshell
Go from beginner to professional community services worker with the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), offered by Open Colleges in association with Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd (RTO: 90197).
The course is designed to get you job-ready, providing you with the skills and training you need to step directly into a support role when you finish. You’ll learn how to facilitate the empowerment of older people; work with diverse people; the legal and ethical requirements for working in a care role; implement behaviour support strategies, plus much more.
While this course is offered 100% online, you’ll also be required to undertake at least 160 hours of work placement to put your learning into practice and gain industry exposure.
This Certificate III will be issued by Integrated Care & Management Training Pty Ltd.
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.
What you’ll need
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
Open Colleges recommends that students:
- Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete year 12.
- Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
- Have access to a device with audio / video playback capabilities.
- Have basic computing skills including the ability to make a short video.
- Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual handling and other physical activities.
In this community services course, the subjects you may study include:
- CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
- HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCCCS038 - Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
- CHCCCS031 - Provide individualised support
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
- CHCCCS040 - Support independence and wellbeing
- CHCCCS041 - Recognise healthy body systems
- HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
- CHCDIS011 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- CHCCCS036 - Support relationships with carer and family
- CHCAGE011 - Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCAGE013 - Work effectively in aged care
- CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach
- HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid*
* Open Colleges does not offer this Unit of Competency. You will be required to undertake the Unit of Competency with an external provider at your own cost.
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.