Skills Group - Individual Support

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The following units of competency are core and elective units that form part of the Certificate III in Individual Support, which prepares participants for the role of workers in community and/or residential settings 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 as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

Entry Requirements

If you currently hold the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, you may be seeking to upgrade your qualification with one of the elective units to add further skills sets.

Study Pathways

After achieving competency, candidates may able to develop through the individual support or aged care pathways.

Career Pathways

If you continue on to gain the full qualification in Certificate III in Individual Support are:

  • Personal Care Worker
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant

Please note, these individual units are for people that already have a certificate to work in aged care or home-care but require upgrades to these specialities.

Units of Competency

Unit* Nominal Hours Description
HLTAAP001* Recognise healthy body systems 70 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.
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication 80 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 service and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.
This unit requires assessment in the workplace. Prospective students must inform that either they are already working in the aged care sector and has access to work place or prepared to find placement to enable work place assessments. In addition, the assessor must be a registered nurse or reigstered enrolled nusrse or registered Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health practitioner.
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies 40 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with older people and their carer(s) to implement strategies to minimise the risk of falls. This unit applies to support workers in residential or community context. Work performed requires some discretion and judgement and may be carried out under regular direct or indirect supervision
This unit requires assessment in the workplace. Prospective students must be inform that either they are already working in the aged care sector and has access to work place or prepared to find placement to enable work place assessments.
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs. And then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provide are not mental health specific.
Total 4 Units: 1 Core* + 3 Electives

Exit Point/Award

Students that successfully complete a unit of competency will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

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