Students currently working in care and support roles in the community services sector will develop skills in providing person centered support to older people.
|Qualification:||Statement of Attainment - Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set CHCSS00097|
|Duration:||1 Term part-time (approximately 6 hours a week)
You will need to complete approximately 8 hours per week of independent and self-directed learning including online activities, and assessments.
The 2019 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below.
Subject costs identified as Profile apply to Standard students and are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.
Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.
Costs identified as Commercial are full fee (FF) and receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.
Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance
Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.
|Likely Job Outcome:||On completion of this Skill Set you will have a greater awareness and understanding of the current requirements within the employment areas of:
- Support worker
- Personal carer
- Care worker
- Respite worker
The units in this program can contribute to further study pathways in the Community Services and Health Training Package.
This Skill Set requires the demonstration of skills and knowledge in the workplace. This may occur as part of your current employment or through a CIT organised Industry Placement.
Before undertaking any industry placement a National Police Check is required. You will be advised of this requirement at the information and enrolment sessions.
These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package at Certificate III or Certificate IV level.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
Participants MUST hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field OR have skills equivalent to the qualification requirement.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
Literacy Skills Information
We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.
To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete 3 subjects
Core: Complete all 3
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CIT Code: HUSE475 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond to the goals and aspirations of older people and provide support services in a manner that focuses on improving health outcomes and quality of life, using a person-centred approach. This unit applies to support workers in residential or community contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
Meet personal support needs
CIT Code: HUSE478 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living. This unit applies to workers who provide support to people according to an established individualised plan in any community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
Provide support to people living with dementia
CIT Code: HUSE492 Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred care and support to people living with dementia. It involves following and contributing to an established individual plan. This unit applies to workers in a residential or community context, including family homes. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
|Certificate IV||Ageing Support CHC43015|
|Certificate III||Individual Support (Ageing) CHC33015|
|Statement Attainment||Individual Support - Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set CHCSS00099|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com