Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac
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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus, Workplace|
|Timetable||Two days a week|
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.
The learner will gain a wonderful hands-on learning experience covering all of the necessary aspects of being a successful worker in the Aged Care, Home and Community Care and disability sectors. You will enjoy a 120 work placement that is completely supported and set up by SWTAFE.
This course will enable you to work as an individual support worker in an aged care, home and community care and disability setting.
Locally we are seeing unprecedented growth in the industry with over 90% of our students gained employment or going onto further study within a month of completing the course.
This course is a pathway to a number of other qualifications. Courses you may choose to continue study include:
Students will be required to complete 120 hours of placement which will consist of high and low care areas, rehabilitation and allied health areas, respite and community.
You must be 18 years of age to complete the placement component of this course. If you are under the age of 18, you can study the course work but won’t be able to complete the qualification until you turn 18 years of age and can successfully complete the work placement requirements.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
You must be 17 years of age at the commencement of the course and have turned 18 years of age at the time work placement is scheduled. If you are under the age of 18, you can study the course work but won’t be able to complete the qualification until you turn 18 years of age and can successfully complete the work placement requirements. You must be able to produce a current police check and working with children check prior to placement
In accordance with Department of Health directives, all residential aged care workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. This includes volunteers and students on placement. Therefore as part of the enrolment process for this course you must provide evidence of your COVID-19 and Influenza vaccination status. South West TAFE will be required to retain a copy of this evidence on your student file.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 13 units: 7 core and 6 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||30||$0.00|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing||80||$0.00|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30||$0.00|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55||$0.00|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||70||$0.00|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||25||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||100||$0.00|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||50||$0.00|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||65||$0.00|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||60||$0.00|
|CHCCCS024||Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder||50||$0.00|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||70||$0.00|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach||40||$0.00|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||50||$0.00|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion||60||$0.00|
|CHCDIS004||Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies||60||$0.00|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||100||$0.00|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25||$0.00|
|CHCGRP001||Support group activities||30||$0.00|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services||50||$0.00|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices||30||$0.00|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||80||$0.00|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25||$0.00|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||25||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$2,595.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,925.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$85.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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