Open Colleges School of Health (RTO 40049)
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16 weeks on campus plus 3 weeks work placement
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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) (CHC33015), offered by Open Colleges, prepares students in WA and SA to pursue careers as care and support workers in the community and residential aged care sector.
Combining the 'Ageing' specialisation and 'Home and Community' specialisation in the one qualification, this course covers the fundamentals of providing care and support in a variety of settings. You'll learn to provide support to people living with dementia, and facilitate the empowerment of older people; promote independence and wellbeing while meeting support and care needs, and provide home and community support services to a diverse range of people.
In addition to essential theory and underpinning knowledge, the course also provides valuable on-the-job experience through practical work placements, which the Open Colleges School of Health will organise for you. As part of this course, you will be required to complete a work placement component totalling 120 hours (3 weeks) in the Aged Care or Community Care environments.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this aged care course, the subjects you may study include:
Open Colleges School of Health is all about putting their students first, allowing you to confidently navigate and complete your studies!
Their support systems will ensure you get the most out of your learning journey. Turn to expert trainers who will discuss course content and assessments; talk through any issues and maintain a positive mindset with their student counselling services; and get help with finicky admin and organising your further study with their student support.
"Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."
"It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."
"I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."
"I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."
"My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)(CHC33015) from Open Colleges.
Graduates hold a nationally recognised qualification and may pursue a variety of roles within the community support and aged care sectors. Graduates may also choose to pursue further study, as successful completion of this course meets a prerequisite for the Open Colleges Diploma of Nursing.
Wondering where a career in aged care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
The full fee for this course is in South Australia is $3,900.
Eligible students may be able to apply for the WorkReady SA Funding to cover part of their fees
The full fee for this course in Western Australia is $1,795
Payment plans may be available for eligible Open Colleges School of Health students. Enquire now for more information.
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