Nambucca Valley Care Limited is a Registered Training Organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. The Certificate IV in Aged Care can lead to career opportunities for those seeking employment within the Aged Care Sector, primarily in residential facilities.
This qualification is offered to existing staff members and external applicants who have demonstrated the potential to undertake a leadership role within the organisation. Typical job roles that persons holding this qualification include Personal Care Assistant, Community Care Worker, In-home Respite Worker, and Nursing Assistant.
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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
|National Code||Nationally Recognised||Qualification Level||Course Duration||Units||Assessments|
|CHC33015||Yes||Cert III||Max 18 months||13||Quiz, Workplace Assessments, Written Assessments|
Units of Competence
The Certificate III in Individual Support comprises 13 units of competence, 7 Core Units and 6 Elective Units.
The Units of competence we offer are:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Unite Type|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||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||Group A Elective*|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Group A Elective*|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Group A Elective*|
|HLTAID003||Provide First Aid||Other|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication||Other|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Other|
To gain entry into this qualification NVCL requires the candidate to demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process in:
- First Aid HLTAID003 or equivalent
Units of Competency
The prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency are as follows:
- HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication (prerequisite HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems)
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is an entry level qualification to the Aged Care Sector.
Three units are delivered as a pre-vocational block and all successful learners are issued with a Statement of Attainment. Students may then choose to:
- Apply for a traineeship with Nambucca Valley Care and articulate the Statement of Attainment into CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support full qualification;
- Utilise the Statement of Attainment to gain CHC30212 Certificate III in Individual Support full qualification with another training organisation;
- Not proceed further with a full qualification.
Candidates who are successful in obtaining their Certificate III can, if they wish, build upon this qualification to undertake:
- CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
- HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
- HLT51612 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)
Many staff utilise their experience and qualifications in Aged Care to develop careers as either Enrolled Nurses (Diploma of Nursing HLT43407) or to become Registered Nurses (Bachelor of Nursing).
This course will be delivered in a classroom environment using a combination of one on one, group theory instruction and role plays including practical assessment and simulation.
Students will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge of the units.
The program is designed to be delivered over 6 months to a year, 1 day per week training. During this time participants will be required to complete at home study including reviewing of reference materials and completing workbook assignments.
Students need to complete 100 hours of work placement during the course to be eligible to receive the qualification. They will be expected to undertake specific tasks under supervision during their shifts that specifically relate to the requirements of this course.