This program will give you the skills and knowledge to work in home and community care.
|Qualification:||Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) CHC33015|
|Duration:||1 semester full-time (approximately 25 hours per week) OR part-time equivalent.
Plus additional 10 hours per week (approximately) individual learning such as online activities, workplace application, practicing your skills and knowledge in the simulated facility located on campus, project and team work.
This is a specialist qualification with job outcomes that can be completed in one semester.
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:||Community care worker, home care worker, support worker, carer, driver, respite carer.|
This program has a mandatory industry placement (120 hours in total). CIT teachers will arrange all placements.
Before undertaking any industry placement, a National Police Check is required. You will be advised if a "Working with Vulnerable People Check" is also needed. Information will be provided on enrolment.
If you are currently working and you have extensive relevant experience, you may meet the placement requirement.
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate literacy and numeracy skills by undertaking a literacy and numeracy assessment. You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.
If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.
To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
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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 13 subjects
Core: Complete all 7
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CIT Code: CLTS145 Cost: Profile $86.00
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers. Prerequisites: Nil
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CIT Code: COMM500 Cost: Profile $64.50
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, management and other industry providers. This unit applies to a range of health and community service contexts where workers may communicate face-to-face, in writing or using digital media and work with limited responsibility under direct or indirect supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
- HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CIT Code: HESC501 Cost: Profile $150.50
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and to recognise and promote ways to maintain healthy functioning of the body. This unit applies to any worker who needs to use and interpret information that includes references to client anatomy and physiology. Prerequisites: Nil
- CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CIT Code: HUSE496 Cost: Profile $64.50
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise, provide and monitor support services within the limits established by an individualised plan. The individualised plan refers to the support or service provision plan developed for the individual accessing the service and may have many different names in different organisations. This unit applies to workers who provide support under direct or indirect supervision in any community services or health context. Prerequisites: Nil
- CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CIT Code: HUSE497 Cost: Profile $322.00
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide individualised services in ways that support independence, as well as, physical and emotional wellbeing. This unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide frontline support services within the context of an established individualised plan. Prerequisites: Nil
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CIT Code: LEGL219 Cost: Profile $118.25
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities. Prerequisites: Nil
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CIT Code: WPHS114 Cost: Profile $53.75
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members. This unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision. Prerequisites: Nil
Electives: Complete 4
- CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CIT Code: HUSE475 Cost: Profile $107.50
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
- CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CIT Code: HUSE478 Cost: Profile $279.00
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
- CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CIT Code: HUSE498 Cost: Profile $150.50
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work positively with the carers and families of people using the service based on an understanding of their support needs. This unit applies to workers across a range of community services contexts. Prerequisites: Nil
- CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CIT Code: HUSE508 Cost: Profile $107.50
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a home support environment and community settings with individuals, family members, staff, visitors, suppliers and others to meet established work requirements. This unit applies to workers in a community services context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and is carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision. Prerequisites: Nil
Electives: Complete 2
- CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CIT Code: HUSE492 Cost: Profile $139.75
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
- HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CIT Code: HUSE511 Cost: Profile $247.00
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication. This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication. Prerequisites: Nil
|Statement Attainment||Induction CHCSS00088|
For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email email@example.com