Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac
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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus, Workplace|
|Commencement||February, April (Warrnambool only)|
|Timetable||2 days a week|
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.
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.
Students must be able to produce a current police check prior to placement.
An entry requirement into this course, is for you to have a careers consultation with the Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre. After submitting your online application, a member of the Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre team will be in contact with you to make an appointment.
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|
|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.
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.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suits your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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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.
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.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$2,560.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,800.00|
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$100.00|
From 1 January 2019, students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
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 eligible 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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