Individual Support (Home and Community Care)

Course/s

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
CRICOS: 090579M | National ID: CHC33015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS: 090580G | National ID: CHC43015

Home and Community Care

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Duration

TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
Certificate III: 6 months | Certificate IV: 6 months

Intake

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2018

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2019

Campus

CIT Woden

Tuition Fees

2018*: Semester 1 - $6,850 | Semester 2 - $6,850
2019*: Semester 1 - $7,050 | Semester 2 - $7,050

*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases happen annually in line with CIT’s fee pricing review. 2018 and 2019 fees subject to change.

Overview

If you enjoy playing an integral role in the lives of others, you may find satisfaction in a career providing home and community support.

CIT’s Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) will give you the skills and knowledge to work in home and community care. This is accomplished by studying the needs of a variety of clients, and is augmented with 120 hours of work placement. During the placements, which are organised by CIT, students will be supported by a CIT teacher.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support places an emphasis on developing the skills and knowledge required to provide and coordinate home and community support up to a team leader or coordinator level. This program is designed for people currently employed in the community sector, or who have completed the appropriate preliminary study. There are 120 hours of work placement. During the placements, which are organised by CIT, students will be supported by a CIT teacher.

Entry Requirements

ACT Senior Secondary Certificate or equivalent OR Adult Entry | Students must also meet one of the following English requirements: IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) | TOEFL iBT – 46 | PTE Academic – 42 (minimum of 36 in each band) | TOEFL PBT – 527 | An expressed interest in working with people requiring support in a home and/or community setting.

Extra Fees

Certificate III:
Material fees: $375
Textbooks: $150 approx.
Stationary $100
Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) Check: $80
First Aid Certificate: $120-$250
Police Check: $50
Polo shirt: $45

Certificate IV:
Material fees: $300

Course Subjects

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
CRICOS: 090579M | National ID: CHC33015

National ID Subject Name
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS: 090580G | National ID: CHC43015
Study only 8 subjects following Certificate III in Individual Support (Home & Community)

National ID Subject Name
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCHCS002 Coordinate and monitor home based support
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
BSBMGT401 Show leadership in the workplace

Job Opportunities

Certificate IV: Community care worker, home care worker, support worker, carer, driver, respite carer.

Certificate III: Coordinator, team leader, support worker, service coordinator, day activity officer.

Teaching Methods and Assessment

Modes of study include:

  • Simulated Work Environment (SLE) where students will practice skills and perform assessments prior to industry placements, for example, personal care, manual handling.
  • Industry placements (work experience)
  • Self-directed learning
  • On-line learning and student engagement through e-Learn
  • Classroom delivery

Students must complete class work, assignments, practical components and project work throughout a course. They may then be assessed using a combination of these tasks. Assessment outcomes may be based on demonstrating competence in various practical skills, successfully completing theory based quizzes and assignments and projects, or a combination of all four assessment methods.

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