Develop the skills to care for those within the aged care sector

Traineeships are a great way to be paid for work, learn, and earn a qualification. Get paid to combine work-based training as a workplace trainee in residential aged care facilities, community care and nursing homes and learn the theoretical elements with formal training from Chisholm.

Trainees must be employed in individual support within the aged care industry. A training contract between the employer and the trainee is required prior to enrolment.

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community Specialization) – Traineeship is designed to provide training to entry-level workers who want to work specifically in residential aged care facilities, community care and nursing homes.

It is perfect for people who are wanting to start a career as a care worker, as well as for those who are already working in the area but who need to formalise their qualifications to take the next step in their career.

This course will prepare you for entry-level aged care support positions where you will learn:

• About the human body and how to support its healthy functioning.
•To facilitate the empowerment of older people and tailor their support.
• Supporting and monitoring a client with dementia.
• Tools to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, families and co-workers.
• To provide physical, social and emotional support to the elderly
• To work as part of a team with other health professionals such as nurses and healthcare workers.

Students are required to attend class once a month (online or face-to-face at either Berwick or Frankston). Students are expected to complete pre-learning before attending class.

Classes are a mix of theoretical learning and practical application of skills that they will use in workplace situations once graduated. Classroom learning is supported by online content which the student access via Moodle, with an expectation that this is completed every week before commencement of Lab based activities.   

The assessment of several units is undertaken in Chisholm’s Allied Health lab which is set up to mimic an Individual Support environment.


TIMETABLE

Students are required to attend class once a month (online or face-to-face at either Berwick or Frankston). Students are expected to complete pre-learning before attending class.

All students complete a minimum 120 hours practical placement within an Individual Support service, this can be either in a residential or community health care setting. This allows students to participate in real situations they will face in the workplace, while being supported by an Individual Support supervisor. Students are visited on placement up to four times to conduct assessment and gauge student progress.

We offer this option throughout Melbourne and some regional areas within Victoria. Please contact the department to find out more.

Course code
CHC33015
Delivery location
Workplace
International
Not available for International students
Length
Full Time, 12 months.
Start dates
Ongoing. Students can enrol and commence at any time.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.