Course Overview

Who is this course designed for?

Our nationally recognized Certificate III in Individual Support provides knowledge and skills to work in care roles in the community and/or residential settings.

We aim at equipping the students with not only the knowledge, but also the skills to excel in the field they are pursuing. This course will prepare participants to follow an individualized plan to provide support and meet personal care needs, implement individualized plans and empower those with disabilities. Participants will have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centered support. Potential career outcomes after course completion are: Accommodation Support Worker, Care Assistant, Community Care Worker, Disability Support Worker, and Residential Care Officer.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Be sufficiently proficient in English (read, write and speak) to be able to work successfully in a highly regulated environment
  • Have satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent

Pre Training Review (PTR)

A pre training interview would be conducted with the applicant by a Frontier representative. This interview will help us identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills and suitability for the course. Pre Training Review will be valuable in determining additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.

Language, Literacy & Numeracy

Applicants must undertake a language, literacy and numeracy assessment during their induction session prior to beginning the qualification. Results will be assessed on an individual level by the assessor.

Depending upon the level of support required for the language, literacy or numeracy an alternative training and assessment methods may be used or the learners will be recommended to pursue Foundation Skills program, which will help them fulfil the LLN gap and achieve the qualification.

Course Outline

What will I study?

The students enrolled in CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support are required to complete 13 units of competency as listed below:

Core unit

CHCCCS015 Provide individualized 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 Recognize healthy body systems

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective unit

CHCADIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

CHCHCS001 Meet community information needs

Mode of study

Delivery Methods

You are advised to identify your delivery method prior to enrolling in the qualification. Frontier Training and Technology offers the following delivery modes for this qualification:

  • Face to Face Delivery – It involves structured classroom based training in a simulated work environment. Each session will allow enough time for the students to learn the topic, undertake practice opportunities and complete / submit set tasks required for assessment purposes.
  • Self- paced learning – Self-paced learning involves the learner undertaking learning and assessment tasks between face-to-face consultations. The extent of self-paced learning is determined by each individual learner and is communicated through the trainer and assessor.
  • On the job learning – On the job learning occurs when the learner undertakes structured training within their workplace which is delivered by a workplace supervisor, manager, colleague or workplace trainer

Duration

The time taken to complete will depend on the learner and the delivery option selected.

Intake Dates – Frontier Training and Technology offers monthly intakes and the course may be commenced in your discretion. Please inquire with the Student Administration regarding intake dates. Intake dates are also published and updated in our website at www.frontier.edu.au.

Course Duration – 608 hours delivered over a period of 7 months. The course duration may vary upon learners’ prior experience, knowledge and abilities.

How to pay

Frontier Indicative Course Fees for 2018

    Indicative Course Fees and Payment Plans

1. Pay directly with our Account Department

You can arrange to make your fee payments directly with our Accounts Department at 735 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy Vic 3046 by Cash, EFTPOS or credit card, or do a online bank transfer (EFT) to the following bank account:

Account Name:  
                   Frontier Training and Technology
Bank Name:                           NAB
Branch Number (BSB):      083 004
Account Number:                761977553

2. Study Loans

We have partnered with Study Loans.

Study Loans provides a new kind of finance for students who are seeking financial assistance to pay for their education.

3. Direct Debit

This option is for students who want a convenient payment process to save time.

Payments can be done weekly, fortnightly or monthly and in that way, some of the courses are less than 59$ a week.

Contact admin for further info.

If you have further queries, please contact us on (03) 9041-1820