People completing the Certificate III in Individual Support (both theoretical and practical components) can look for employment in the following areas: aged or disability residential care services providing person-centered care, similarly in respite services, community services, and or educational services for clients with disabilities.
This qualification is a care industry entry level qualification with pathways into XIV and Diploma of Nursing.
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.
Educators and learning support
Learn from the industry experts and people with hand-on practical experience
The course is delivered by local, qualified industry professionals, who understand the context of practice and embrace the principles of cultural safety in their teaching.
13 competency units are required for award of this qualification, including: 7 core units and 6 elective units.
Specialisation: A = Ageing, B = Disability, C = Home & Community
Provide individualized support
Support independence and wellbeing
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
Deliver care services using a pallative approach (Specialisation A and C)
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures (Specialisation A and B)
Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Specialisation A and C)
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (Specialisation A, B and C)
Meet personal support needs (Specialisation A, B and C)
Support relationships with carers and families (Specialisation C)
Provide home and community support services (Specialisation C)
Provide first aid (Specialisation C)
Support community participation and social inclusion (Specialisation B)
Follow establish person-centred behavior supports (Specialisation B)
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths based approach (Specialisation B)
Provide support to people living with dementia (Specialisation A)
More information about the course
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Credit Transfer (CT) and National Recognition
Prior to commencing the program any learning achieved through formal education and training (credit transfer) or, any learning achieved outside the formal education and training system (RPL) or, recognition of AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by training organisations registered in any Australian jurisdiction will be reviewed and granted as deemed applicable by the course coordinator.
RPL is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning to determine the equivalent competency outcomes.
CT is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications
Credit will be transferred for prior successful completion of units of competency.
You can apply for RPL or CT by arranging an interview with the Course Coordinator. This is best discussed on enrolment with the course coordinator so your individual plan of training can be adjusted prior to commencing.
This course is industry based training and therefore participants of this course who are not employed within the industry, are required to undertake four (4) weeks full time unpaid placement hours. This will be arranged by your Course Coordinator with a local Industry provider.
A current Police Check and Ochre Card (issued by SAFE NT) are necessary to permit placement and/or on-the-job training and assessment to be conducted. This indicates your suitability to work in this industry.
Up to date vaccinations are required for placement within the NT hospitals only and are recommended for all other services. The current list of required vaccinations are: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Pertussis, Tetanus / Diphtheria and Influenza (annually).
Travel and accommodation, where required for placement, is at cost to the student.
NB: several units require industry placement to demonstrate safe and competent practise therefore it must be understood this is not a theory based qualification.
Training and assessment arrangements
Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess functional written and spoken English. No other prerequisite applies to this Course.
The classroom sessions will be four (4) hours per week over the course of up to twenty-eight (28) weeks, with optional blended learning, followed by the four (4) week work placement. Students should allow home study of a minimum of six (6) hours per week for the course duration. The Unit Delivery and Assessment Plan indicating the type and frequency of assessment, performance criteria and academic guides, will be provided at start of term.
The delivery schedule is subject to change if students are a cohort from industry and the schedule will be negotiated prior to enrolment.
Course fee and Text Books
This course may be subsidised by the Northern Territory Government. All candidates will need to cover the cost of materials and student services ie admission fee, text books and uniforms. Please contact us to check the availability of subsidies and your eligibility.
Full fee paying course fee: $4,400.00
RPL Fee: $7.50 per nominal hour eg a unit may be 20 hours therefore the cost for RPL of that unit is $150.00.
A non-refundable admission fee of $150.00 is to be paid on enrolment into the course. Students will then be required to agree to a formal payment schedule for the duration of the course. Please note fees do apply depending on the payment option you select.
FOX Education offers a pay as go service. No fees in advance are accepted. Fees are payable through direct bank deposits or at our Offices. All fees must be paid before a Certificate or Statement of Attainment is issued.
All fees must be paid before a Certificate or Statement of Attainment is issued.
Students are required to purchase a text book for this course at a cost of approximately $120.00. The details of the text will be provided to all students at orientation as the text may change from year to year.