Home and Community
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be effective in a home and community care worker role in a home support environment and community settings.
You will learn to support your client by working positively with the carers, families and friends to understand their support needs.
By assessing potential risks of change to the care relationship and using the appropriate strategies, you will discover how to maintain the physical and emotional health and well being of the carer.
Course Duration and Delivery
The 12 month program is delivered in shorter, more manageable terms of learning.
This allows you to focus on specific sections of the program at one time. These terms also provide the perfect ‘check point’ over the duration of the program to monitor and support your progress.
Each term, you will enjoy an innovative 360 degree learning experience.
After a program orientation session, you will engage in online group workshops and tutorials, online activities, and have access to on-demand support as required.
You will also gain hands-on experience from your industry work placement which includes a check-in visit from your trainer.
• Home and Community Care Worker
• Home Care Support Worker
• Personal Care Worker
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You will be able to see first-hand the type of learning activities and course materials you will enjoy as part of your course.
This is an entry-level course, and no previous skills or experience are necessary.
While there are no specific entry requirements, participants are required to take the language, literacy, and numeracy skills (LLN) assessment. It will help us understand how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.
Computer with access to the Internet and with the ability to conduct video interviews. Minimum specifications for your computer are:
- Microsoft Windows 7 or later or Mac OS X or above
- Microsoft Office
- Up-to-date internet browser
- You may also need access to a printer and the following applications
- Adobe Acrobat reader (free download)
- Adobe Flash player (free download)
Mobile video recording device i.e., a mobile phone that can record short video at a workplace with a supervisor
The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training require participants to be physically capable of performing personal care for adults, lifting, and cleaning.
You MUST provide the below before commencement of work placement:
- Police check
- Working with Vulnerable Persons (WWVP)
*Evidence of vaccination can easily be provided by a downloadable certificate from the “MyHealth” record
|NSW||For NSW, the requirement for care workers to have at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine continues to apply beyond 19 June 2022.|
A person who provides a disability service is required to have 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Evidence of vaccination includes your:
– Online immunisation history statement launch
– COVID-19 digital certificate via the Service NSW app
– COVID-19 digital certificate via the Australian Immunisation Register launch
– Medical contraindication certificate
– Medical clearance form.
– Evidence of your medical exemption must be from a medical practitioner in the form approved by the NSW Chief Health Officer (if applicable)
|Tasmania||Now effective from 23 April 2022, workers in residential, in-home and community aged care and disability support workers are required to have a booster dose within 4 weeks of becoming eligible. This is required under a new Public Health Direction.|
|SA||A person must not engage in work or perform duties of an in-home and community aged care worker or a disability support worker unless – |
(a) The person has received at least one dose of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine; and
(b) The person has received, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a second dose of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine within the interval after the first dose recommended by the ATAGI for that COVID-19 vaccine; and
(c) Within the prescribed time, the person receives, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine.
AND Flu Vaccination
Exemption- Medical exemptions will only be accepted and endorsed by the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) if they are in accordance with the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) published guidelines www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/atagi-expanded-guidance-on-temporary-medical-exemptions-for-covid-19-vaccines.
Total number of units = 13
- 7 core units
- 6 elective units
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCCCS025||Support relationships with carers and families||Core|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Elective|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Elective|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Elective|
|CHCADV001||Facilitate the interests and rights of clients||Elective|
|HLTINF001||Comply with Infection & control policies and procedures||Elective|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services||Elective|
Funding is available for eligible participants. Complete the “Enquire Now” section below, and one of our representatives will be in touch.