|Commencement||Enrol any time|
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.
This course will enable you to work as an individual support worker in an aged care setting.
This course is a pathway to a number of other qualifications. You may choose to continue to study:
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.
A current police check is required prior to all students starting placement. Students are required to have HLTAID003 Apply First Aid before the commencement of the placement. This unit is incorporated into the course as an elective.
Students may be required to obtain a Working with Children Check, depending on their placement organisation.
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Students must be able to produce a current police check prior to placement.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
To achieve this qualification a total of 13 units of competency must be completed. These must include:
7 core units and 6 elective units.
|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|
|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|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports||50||$0.00|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability||100||$0.00|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||80||$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.
Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.
The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.
If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.
Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:
There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of 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.
|Student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$2,435.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,380.00|
|Fee type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee||$136.00|
You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The maximum consumables/materials fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay.
Final costs will be determined at enrolment and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees.
Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
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Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligble for the concession rate.
Find out more about concession rates
Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate.
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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If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.
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