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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Specialisations = Ageing/Home and Community OR Disability
Secure your future employment opportunities!! The Health Care and Social Assistance industry is the largest employing industry in Australia. In 2019 there were close to 1.7 million people employed in this industry, which is projected to increase to more than 1.9 million by 2024. Within this industry, and relevant to Direct Client Care and Support, is that the employment numbers for Aged and Disabled Carers are expected to grow from close to 175,000 in 2019 to 222,300 in 2024, an increase of more than 25%.
All other occupations within this sector are also projected to grow by 2024, with Counsellors expected to grow by 25%, Welfare Support Workers expected to grow by 23%, and Health and Welfare Services Managers expected to grow by 19%.
If you have a caring nature and believe that everyone deserves to receive high quality care and services and to always be treated with respect and dignity; no matter what their situation THEN this will be a rewarding career choice for you.
GeSS Education offers 2 specialisation packages – Ageing/Home and Community OR Disability.


GeSS Education also offers the following Free of Charge with this qualification:

Employability Skills

Resume Preparation

Interview Skills

COVID-19 infection control training & certificate

Source: https://nationalindustryinsights.aisc.net.au/industries/health

Units of Competency (Core Units):

• 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

Disability Electives:

• CHCAGE001: Facilitate the empowerment of older people
• CHCDIS001: Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
• CHCDIS002: Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
• CHCDIS003: Support community participation and social inclusion
• CHCDIS007: Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
• HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Ageing/Home and Community Electives:

• 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
• HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
The above course comprises 13 units of competency. CHOOSE both ‘Ageing/Home and Community AND Disability’ and pay only $500 more for the 4 extra units

Entry Requirements:

• Basic computer skills and access to a desktop or laptop with sufficient internet speed to undertake online studies.
• For on-campus students, this can be reasonably adjusted to paper-based only if required.

• 120 hours of work placement is mandatory for this course and is undertaken upon 75% completion of course. Placement will be organised for the student. The following is required for work placement:

– maintenance of full COVID-19 vaccinations
– NDIS Worker Screening Check
– Completion of a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and application for a Blue Card (working with children check). Your current AFP documentation (police check) must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.

• Students are interviewed during information sessions to ensure suitability for this career choice, as well as specialisation desired.

Course Duration:

Flexible Options
A) 10 weeks (intensive workshops)
B) 4- 12months delivery*

*Duration depends on study stream taken and prior work experience.

Blended Delivery Options
A) 4 days per week (intensive)
B) 1 day online/1 day class
OR 2 day class (9:30am – 3pm, Monday & Tuesday)

Course Fees

Enrolment Fee: $150
Materia/LMS Fee: $150
Pay as you go $200* per unit of competency
*Relates to 13 units. If you choose all 3 streams (Disability, Ageing, Home & Community) an extra $500 applies.
Enquire to see if you are eligible for Government Funding!
Concessional $25 | Non-concession: $50 (If government funding eligibility)

Start Dates:

• 10-week intensive workshop delivery – enquire for start dates.
• Regular delivery - monthly intakes available. Course is delivered in-class workshops (approximately 16 weeks) with the remainder of course completed ONLINE in your own time. Work placement is undertaken towards end of course.

Possible Career Outcomes:

Aged Care Worker

Personal Care Worker

Home Care Worker

Already working in the industry BUT don’t have the qualification?

We offer a very easy to follow process to gain your qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). We step you through the process of gathering evidence from your work history and current skills and offer training (online or workshops) if you have any gaps in your evidence or skills. This RPL/Gap Training model of delivery can be completed online or via distance education. Have your qualification within 4 weeks with our help!! Very affordable prices.
If gap training required – cost = $100 per unit per participant. Ask your Manager if your Facility is interested in negotiating a group discount to have all staff qualified!!
TAKE THE BURDEN OUT OF BECOMING QUALIFIED. Let us step you through the full process and ensure you are qualified with one of the most reputable providers of this qualification. ENQUIRE NOW by emailing our admissions team on [email protected]

Barry Stanford – Certificate III in Individual Support

What seemed to make GeSS standout here was that they organise the actual placement training for me, it is not left to me to find it. Without this placement I would not complete the course, The fact its arranged for me, was a plus.

Glenn Getty – Certificate III in Individual Support

I looked at several educational programs that provide this type of training and chose GeSS for several reasons. First, the campus is located in Southport and close to my home. Second, the campus has up to date classrooms conducive to learning. Thirdly, up to date new equipment in the lab to learn how to safely move patients.

GeSS Education in affiliation with our key RTO partner:

This qualification will be delivered by GeSS Education on behalf of our partner RTO, Fraser Coast TESS (provider code 1826), under a third-party arrangement. Fraser Coast TESS will issue your qualification upon successful completion of your course. Please see Terms & Conditions within Student Handbook for further details.

ENQUIRE NOW to find out if you are eligible for government funding for this course

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