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.
Students who enrol* in Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) must successfully complete all four Home and Community Specialisation Electives plus two elective units from the Other Electives as listed in the Units of Study index as well as all placement requirements to be awarded this qualification.
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During the course, students complete 120 hours of clinical placement to practice their skills under supervision in a health or community setting. Placement will help students to develop and consolidate skills and knowledge in a clinical environment. Placement also allows students to become familiar with employer expectations and broaden industry understanding.
100% attendance of placement is required.
A current First Aid certificate is required prior to placement. Students will also need a current Police Check, Working with Children Check and an updated immunisation record.
This placement will be offered at Upper Murray Health & Community Services (UMHCS) in Corryong, Victoria or with an alternative provider, depending on placement availability.
The Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) consists of 13 units: 7 compulsory core units and 6 elective units.
Four Home and Community specialisation electives are compulsory for this qualification.
Provide individualised support
Support independence and well being
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Plus all of the following units:
Meet personal support needs
Support relationships with carers and families
Provide home and community support services
Assist clients with medication
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Provide first aid