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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and 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.


Units of Competency (Core Units):

• CHCCCS031: Provide individualised support
• CHCCCS038: Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
• CHCCCS040: Support independence and wellbeing
• CHCCOM005: Communicate and work in health or community services
• CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people
• CHCLEG001: Work legally and ethically
• HLTINF006: Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
• CHCCCS041: Recognise healthy body systems
• HLTWHS002: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Electives: (Ageing & Disability)

• CHCAGE013: Work effectively in aged care
• CHCPAL003: Deliver care services using a palliative approach
• CHCAGE011: Provide support to people living with dementia
• CHCDIS011: Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
• CHCDIS012: Support community participation and social inclusion
• CHCDIS020: Work effectively in disability support

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.
• English level: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
• 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 Fees

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Course Duration

6 – 12months*
Monthly intakes.
*Duration depends on self-pace and prior work experience.

Delivery Options

A) 1 day online/1 day class
B) 2-day class (9:30am – 3pm, Monday & Tuesday)

Possible Career Outcomes:

Aged Care Worker

Personal Care Worker

Disabled Care Worker

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 fee-for-service 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.

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