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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (previously Aged Care) - School of Community Services

Delivered through the Murrindindi Training Institute using Continuing Education and Arts Centre of Alexandra (CEACA) as the RTO, the Certificate III in Individual Support is recognised as appropriate training for people wishing to improve their skills, knowledge/or employment opportunities in the field of Aged Care within the community services sector.

Students wishing to undertake this course will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI), unless exempt from the USI scheme. Students can obtain a USI at usi.gov.au (external link). 

Once completed, possible employment opportunities include;

  • Personal care assistance
  • Support workers

Course outline
The course is aimed at those who are intending to or already work within the aged care sector and are wanting to improve their skills and knowledge. 

Delivery: One day per week in face-to-face classes for 8 months
Location: CEACA, 38A Downey Street, Alexandra VIC
Placement: 225 hours of practical placement to be done in 3 blocks of two weeks (if currently employed in the industry this can be used as practical placement).
Study time: The total course delivery is 1389 hours with 676 hours of unsupervised activities to be undertaken outside of the 168 hours of supervised instruction. 

Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS)
The CEACA 2016 TAS for CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support has comprehensive and highly detailed course information, currency of training package, target learners, duration and amount of training including the breakdown of hours, pathways, entry requirements, support services students can expect, resource list as well as a course structure and delivery plan. 

Delivery and assessment modes
Classroom based, practical with components of assessment include written work, projects, portfolio, on-job tasks, observations or combination of all. 

Entry requirements
  • 18 years of age or above at time of enrolment

  • Prospective students must have a pre-enrolment interview and short assessment to determine course suitability

  • Satisfactory police check*

  • Medium computer skills incorporating internet and Microsoft Word skills.

  • General command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to write a simple report is required.

*or be willing to obtain at enrolment at own expense. 

2016 Course Fees
The current 2016 course fees are below *fees are subject to change in later years.

Fee for service $2,850
Eligible funded* $1,110
Eligible concession*    $622


Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG)
*In order to be eligible for funding participants must meet the requirements of the Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG). Eligibility is determined by CEACA on enrolment once an enrolment form has been completed. 

Payment Plan
CEACA provides a payment plan to participants for paying off their course fees during the duration of the course and/or year.
A mandatory $400 deposit must be paid on enrolment which is deducted from the total course fee. The remaining fees are then divided into three instalments for payment. 

There is no VET-FEE-HELP available for this course.     

Accessing the VTG may impact students wishing to undertakew further government subsidised training.

Further information
The individual support course flyer with more comprehensive information is available, click here

CEACA Policies and Procedures
To view CEACA policies please view student information for details.  

Credit transfers and recognition of prior learning are available for this course, please view student information for details. Request an Individual Support RPL kit by emailing training@ceaca.com.au  

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This training and delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. 

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