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Your experience in the workplace matters. Have your experience recognised and increase your employment prospects by enrolling in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for our Certificate III in Individual Support. Through RPL you could reduce the duration of your studies. Get the recognition you deserve and enquire about RPL today. Complete the electronic self-appraisal located here to check your suitability for the Recognition of Prior Learning process. Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport

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Bash Fukuda

Let personalised teaching methods guide you towards the right career

Having grown up in a close-knit family overseas, I wanted to follow a career path that would allow me to continue building meaningful relationships, whilst allowing me to care for those who may require additional care. Just as I have always wanted to dedicate my life to providing acceptance and care for those less fortunate, I was honoured to find that I was sitting alongside like-minded students and teachers within my course, who shared the same vision for care and life within all cultures as I do. Through the guidance of my teachers who really took the time to understand my nature and goals, I have found that I have a specific interest in one day working in mental health

Bash Fukuda
Certificate III in Aged Care

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

For RPL enquiries please email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

The following resources may need to be purchased by the student:

  • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast uniform shirt for practical classes and vocational placement (approximate cost $35.00).
  • Long navy blue or black pants, and enclosed black shoes for practical classes and vocational placement.

Placement

If you are required to complete vocational placement please note the following:

Vocational Placement
The vocational placement required will be decided by your RPL application.

In accordance with industry expectation and availability of places, students must be available to:

  • travel up to 45 minutes to attend vocational placement;
  • participate in a variety of shifts including morning and afternoon (*morning shifts may start as early as 6.00am and afternoon shifts may finish as late as 11.00pm).

Students are responsible for:

  • organising their own transport to and from the facilities
  • organising leave with their employer (if applicable)
  • planning financially for their unpaid vocational placement period

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast sources and coordinates vocational placement on the students’ behalf. Our Vocational Placement Team will work in collaboration with students and facilities to coordinate vocational placement activity, and students will be provided with due notice for shift work.

With prior TAFE Queensland Gold Coast approval, vocational placement may be arranged in a student’s current workplace. Students will need to speak with a member of the Vocational Placement team immediately after enrolment to confirm these details.

Condition of Enrolment - privacy
Student details are provided to Health Care and Community Service organisations for the purposes of vocational placement. A minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement is a core element of this program and therefore it is a condition of enrolment that you consent to the release of your information accordingly.

Mandatory Documentation
Please note: The Health Industry dictates that TAFE Queensland Gold Coast must ensure that all students going on placement in health care facilities hold the following documentation. Students are not eligible to attend mandatory vocational placement assessment without these documents.  There will be a strict timeframe for students to provide the necessary placement requirements. Not attending vocational placement assessment will delay course progression.

1.  Working with Children Check
Queensland students - The Working with Children Check (Blue Card Application) must be completed in person for Queensland students who live less than 50 km from TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, Southport Campus.  Information can be viewed at http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au   All original identification documents need to be sighted and students are requested to bring these documents with them for submission of their application.  If a student resides more than 50 km from TAFE Queensland Gold Coast, the ‘Confirmation of identity’ form must be submitted with the Blue Card application.  Students may submit this by email or in person.
Interstate students - must refer to their state websites for further information on how to apply for a Working with Children Check.

2.  Vaccination
Hepatitis B vaccination, commencement of vaccination or blood test results showing immunity.

3.  Australian Federal Police Check (AFP)
Potential students are advised to contact the Vocational Placement Coordinator should they have any notification or criminal history as this may impact on their acceptance by facilities for placement assessment and therefore affect course outcomes. Students must be able to provide an original Australian Federal Police check on request of a facility at any time. Please refer to the Australian Federal Police website to download the application form at http://www.afp.gov.au.  Approximate cost $45.00 (N.B: The certificate MUST be issued by the Australian Federal Police.  All other types of police checks will not be accepted.) Your current AFP documentation must be no older than 3 months prior to the start of study.

  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their documentation remains current throughout their studies.
  • Any costs associated in acquiring the above documents are in addition to course costs and will be borne by the student.
  • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast strongly recommends that prior to enrolment students consider their eligibility to obtain the above documentation.

Assessment methods and tools include: oral tasks (role plays and case studies), written tasks (online quizzes and short answer question sheets), group work (presentations, oral and written), simulated and workplace performance, and practical demonstration of skills.

Units

To achieve the Certificate III in Individual Support, a total of 13 units must be completed - 7 core and 6 electives.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
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
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Core
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

For the cost per unit please contact the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

  • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing/Home and Community Care is the entry level requirement for employment in the aged care industry.
  • Students can gain employment as an Assistant in Nursing Aged Care or personal care worker.
  • Successful students will have the acquired skills and knowledge to enable them to work in a variety of institutions such as Nursing Homes, Hostels, Retirement Villages, Hospitals, Community Centres and in private homes with a registered agency.  With the additional four units from the Disability qualification students may be eligible to work as a disability support worker.
  • On successful completion of this course, students may consider further study at a higher tertiary level within the vocational education and training sector.

Job prospects

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Home Help Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Service Provider
  • Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)

Bash Fukuda

Let personalised teaching methods guide you towards the right career

Having grown up in a close-knit family overseas, I wanted to follow a career path that would allow me to continue building meaningful relationships, whilst allowing me to care for those who may require additional care. Just as I have always wanted to dedicate my life to providing acceptance and care for those less fortunate, I was honoured to find that I was sitting alongside like-minded students and teachers within my course, who shared the same vision for care and life within all cultures as I do. Through the guidance of my teachers who really took the time to understand my nature and goals, I have found that I have a specific interest in one day working in mental health

Bash Fukuda
Certificate III in Aged Care

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to Enrol now

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 4 December 2017

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