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Course Number: CHC33015-05V02
Are you a "people person"? Have you always dreamed of a career in the community services sector working with older people or people with disability? If so, then the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) is for you.
This qualification, which has been designed by industry professionals, is suitable if you want to work as support for an older person or a person with disability on an individual basis. This kind of work requires discretion and good judgement as well as a solid base of factual, technical and procedural knowledge.
This course covers a range of core unit competencies including providing individualised support, recognising healthy body systems, facilitating the empowerment of older people, supporting relationships with carers and families, providing first aid and meeting personal support needs.
Successful completion of the Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) can lead to a range of potential career opportunities that are both challenging and rewarding including Nursing Support Worker, Personal Care Assistant, Community Care Worker and Accommodation Support Worker.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link
This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)
TAFE to University
Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
Thank you for your interest in this course. To register your interest, contact us.
North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.