CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support (ageing)

 

This qualification will develop your practical skills and knowledge to meet the emotional, physical and social needs of the ageing population. You will develop skills in communication, empowerment techniques and how to work effectively in a direct support role and support activities of daily living within the residential and community sectors. You will learn how to work within the care setting to deliver quality care, enhance community integration, and develop a firm understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in residential and aged care services.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) addresses the requirements to work primarily in residential facilities and supporting care roles within the community services sector, under direct supervision or regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans. It will equip you to capably and skillfully undertake a range of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Carrying out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities for people living in a residential or home and community services settings;
  • Develop reflective practice;
  • Carrying out activities related to an individualised plan;
  • Reporting directly to a supervisor with no responsibilities for other workers.

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

 

This qualification will develop your practical skills and knowledge to meet the emotional, physical and social needs of the ageing population. You will develop skills in communication, empowerment techniques and how to work effectively in a direct support role and support activities of daily living within the residential and community sectors. You will learn how to work within the care setting to deliver quality care, enhance community integration, and develop a firm understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for working in residential and aged care services.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) addresses the requirements to work primarily in residential facilities and supporting care roles within the community services sector, under direct supervision or regular supervision within clearly defined organisational guidelines and service plans. It will equip you to capably and skillfully undertake a range of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Carrying out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities for people living in a residential or home and community services settings;
  • Develop reflective practice;
  • Carrying out activities related to an individualised plan;
  • Reporting directly to a supervisor with no responsibilities for other workers.

Units Delivered

  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE002 Implement Falls prevention strategies
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

Units Delivered

  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE002 Implement Falls prevention strategies
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well-being
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

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Certificate III In Individual Support (ageing)

Establish a Meaningful Career in Caregiving With Our Certificate III In Individual Support (ageing)

This qualification is ideal for the individual who has found purpose in and developed a passion for taking care of the elderly and disabled through personal motivation or who simply want to make a difference in the world. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the healthcare industry by enrolling in the Certificate III in Individual Support course . The curriculum includes exposure to simulation and practical experience that will improve your chances of finding work soon after you have completed your studies because you are workplace ready.

What You Should Know About the Individual Support Aged Care Course at Australian Healthcare Qualifications & Training

As a starting point, the syllabus of care training in Australia includes studying the needs of the elderly and disabled, which is necessary to begin addressing the wellbeing of our most vulnerable people in a holistic manner.

  • Physical needs. This need is the most evident requirement as old age makes our beloved grandparents less mobile because of painful joints and muscles that lose their strength over time. We cover safe work practices and fall prevention strategies so that no unnecessary accidents occur.
  • Emotional needs. Losing one’s gross motor skills affect the elderly and disabled’s psychology where they can’t do the simple things that they used to take for granted. Simply getting up from a chair to go to the bathroom has become a mammoth task as independence slowly slips from their fingers. As part of the Certificate III in Individual Support in Melbourne, we offer units such as ‘meet personal support needs’ and ‘provide individualised support’ so that you can help the elderly move easier in their sunset years so that they have one less thing to worry about.
  • Social needs. With the demands of today’s world, the elderly and disabled are often sidelined because life has become too demanding for close family to have to look after them . This may induce feelings of guilt considering the option of someone else taking care of your frail grandparent out of convenience, but this may be the best option if it means they are being taken care of professionally and all of their needs are being met

What You Can Expect From Certificate III In Individual Support (ageing) Course

This healthcare qualification offers the Cert III Individual Support Aged Care course, which comprises various training methodologies to ensure maximum retention of new knowledge learnt, effective skills transfer and hands on experience.

  • Theory. The course consists of 13 units that cover legalities around caregiving in terms of physical and mental care. Our students study on improving their own professional practice, and as such, see the possibility of establishing their own care home.
  • Simulation. This practical aspect has been incorporated into the course so that students can operate equipment used in elderly and disabled care before having to do so in a real-life situation so that when the time comes, they are more confident with the task.
  • Practical. An integral part of the training is where students are exposed to an adult care environment to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt into the workplace. This exposure is essential to the experience of the student so that they can prepare for the workplace.

Things You Can Learn From the Certificate III in Individual Support (ageing)

The glue that binds the above methodologies used in the Certificate III in Individual Support course are soft skills required to assist the vulnerable of our society the ability to function in an environment that can be overwhelming when the elderly and disabled start to lose their psychological handle on life.

  • Self-Empowerment. Ideally, we want to teach students to help the elderly and disabled maintain independence. The level of care that we want our students to achieve is such that they don’t just cater to the physical, emotional, and social needs of the elderly but that they can rehabilitate them to become self-sufficient.
  • Community. Our Cert III in Individual Support course has incorporated units that addresses the fact that the elderly and disabled are an isolated group in need of a sense of community. We equip students with skills to impart to the vulnerable that allow them to integrate into society and form relationships to ensure their emotional wellbeing.
  • Ethical requirements. Being a caregiver can be draining and demanding on you psychologically, where the lines between what is right and wrong may become blurred. To ensure that you treat the elderly and disabled with care and respect, guidelines are in place to safeguard their wellbeing and dignity. The course content of the Certificate III in Individual Support includes units that cover rules and regulations around concepts such as beneficence and non-maleficence, confidentiality, and transfer of information.

Problems Healthcare Qualifications Address

By now, you are seriously considering becoming a caregiver to the elderly and disabled. With that, you have carefully considered whether the potential successes outweigh the challenges you are likely to encounter in such a career, and you will find that they do if you are committed enough. Going into a career like this can be rewarding if you are equipped with the proper knowledge, skills and, above all else, devotion.

Our dedicated tutors provide the knowledge necessary to deal with disability in the Cert III Individual Support Disability programme, which includes exposure to:

  • Linguistic disabilities. This issue could result from memory loss, where patients lose their ability to express their needs clearly. This challenge in communication inevitably causes frustration where you’ll need patience and innovation to develop creative ways to communicate, which is imperative.
  • Visual disabilities. As the elderly lose their eyesight, the tendency is to get higher prescription glasses from the optometrist. The alternative, however, is to train the eyes naturally back to strength or at least to prevent further deterioration. Eye exercise has been shown to improve eyesight by increasing the circulation in and around the eye resulting in the different parts of the eye functioning better.
  • Hearing disabilities. Although hearing aids are available, the sounds will never be the same as hearing them naturally. So that the elderly and disabled can feel like they are part of the decision-making process, why not consider the option of finding activities together that are recommended by a professional audiologist on how to improve your hearing? Otherwise, why not see this as an opportunity to learn sign language? This skill will come with the benefit of keeping the brain active and possibly deterring Alzheimer’s, a disease that degenerates the neurons in the brain, the effects of which are memory loss which only worsens with time.

Our Certificate III Individual Support course is for the empathic individual who is compassionate to the fact that, as one grows old, they do not have the capacity to do things that they were once able to with ease such as climbing up a flight of stairs or simply lifting grocery bags.

If you are deeply driven to improve the quality of life of those in their twilight years, call us to be a part of that journey.

Sources:
https://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/ethics-and-the-elderly-treating-the-aged-with-respect-and-dignity/
https://journals.lww.com/nursingmadeincrediblyeasy/Fulltext/2014/11000/Caring_for___Patients_with_disabilities.5.aspx

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding”

“People with a disability are encouraged to apply”

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