Changes to Aged care Certificate 3 course!

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January 20, 2016
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Changes to Aged care Certificate 3 course!

Certificate 3 in Aged care has been the number one choice for people who want to start their career in the aged care industry. However, there are some major changes in the coursework this year. Certificate 3 in aged care is now certificate 3 in individual support (ageing). With the whole course structure changing its best to know what exactly has changed about the course.

Certificate 3 in individual support will give the students the option to specialize in one of the three sectors listed below: –

Aged care -> Certificate 3 in individual support (Ageing)

Disability -> Certificate 3 in individual support (Disability)

Home and community -> Certificate 3 in individual support (Home and community)

In order to complete the course with you will need to follow the structure. The number of total units you need to complete for Certificate 3 in individual support are 13. Out of these 13 units there are 7 core units which everyone must do, these are: –

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

To specialize in one of the area, you will need to complete 6 elective units, consisting of:

  • At least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C
  • Up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
  • Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation:

  • All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
  • All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).
  • At least four units from Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).

Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The list of electives is listed below:

Elective units  

Group A electives – AGEING specialisation (3 units)

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Group B electives – DISABILITY specialisation (4 units)

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

Group C electives – HOME AND COMMUNITY specialisation (4 units)

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

OR

CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Plus all of the following units:

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

Make sure you are aware of these changes before you look to apply for Aged care certificate 3. It will be best to do Certificate 3 in individual support.

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