Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac
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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus, Workplace|
|Length||Nine months - Colac, Portland or Hamilton campus.Six months- Warrnambool campus and Lyndoch Living|
|Commencement||October 2023 (Portland, Hamilton and Colac), April 2024 (Warrnambool)|
|Timetable||Nine-month course: two days a week at the Colac, Portland or Hamilton campus.Six-month course: two days a week at Lyndoch Living and one day a week at the Warrnambool campus.You will be required to undertake 120 hours of placement during the course.|
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.
This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.
To ensure course content is relevant and industry-specific, industry is constantly having input into this training package. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled in the new qualification. Further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
On campus delivery - 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 undertake an interview and be able to produce a current police check and working with children check prior to placement.
Lyndoch Living delivery - You must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment. You must show evidence that you have applied for an NDIS worker screening check. Lyndoch Living acknowledges that NDIS worker screening checks can take time and will accept proof that students have applied and a statuary declaration that students do not have any issues of concern on their check.
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|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55||$0.00|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30||$0.00|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||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)||$3,450.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$11,945.00|
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place 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.
Find out more about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.
A Free TAFE Pathways Program is a group of courses that complement each other to help you continue to train for the career and industry you may wish to work in. For eligible students, these courses are tuition fee free. Depending on the course, you may still be required to pay material fees. The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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)||$55.00|
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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