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  1. CHC33015  CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
  2. CHC43015 CERTIFICATE IV IN AGEING SUPPORT
  3. CHC43115 CERTIFICATE IV IN DISABILITY

The community services sector assists and supports individuals, families and communities in need, contributing to their well being and quality of life. Work in the community services industry entails understanding that successful service delivery requires the inter-relationship of individuals, groups and community organisations.

An Aged or Disabilities Carer provides professional and attentive care to the elderly or to those with disabilities. This can be a rewarding and challenging occupation with carers feeling a sense of accomplishment that they have helped someone in a meaningful way.

Assist older people and individuals with disability to live life to the fullest. Join a growing industry and pursue a rewarding career in aged and disability services.

Carers may work in private homes and community establishments. They may be required to work evenings, weekends and public holidays and may be required to live-in. Care workers must have a supportive and caring attitude and demonstrate a respect for the rights of others. They must be able to perform domestic duties efficiently, have the adaptability to work in different environments under limited supervision and also have good communication skills.

Care workers also need to be physically fit as there is a large manual component to the occupation from personal care and domestic duties.

CHC33015 CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

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Aged care workers provide physical and emotional support to older people who require assistance with daily living, aiming to improve their quality of life and maintain independence.  This course will introduce you to all aspects of a support worker’s role including assisting with daily activities and personal care.

The course covers independence and wellbeing, communication, working with diverse people, legal and ethical requirements, healthy body systems and safe work practices.

TRAINING PACKAGE STATUS – current

CRICOS COURSE CODE – 0101561

DURATION

6 months  (18 weeks of training plus a mid-semester break)

STUDY MODE

Face to face training and one day per week industry placement

TRAINING LOCATION

On campus at Sterling Business College – 65 Newcastle St Perth plus vocational placement (120 hours minimum) at an aged care facility.  This is arranged by Sterling Business College.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Completion of 10 years of schooling or equivalent
  • English proficiency – Please see Entry Requirements for further details

COURSE UNITS

To achieve this qualification you will be required to successfully complete 13 units – 7 core units and 6 electives.  The elective units will be chosen by Sterling Business College.

Core Units

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

**Please note: elective course units may vary

PATHWAYS

Study pathways

After achieving this qualification you may choose to undertake the Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the Certificate IV in Disability or another qualification from the Community Services Training package.

Note: SBC may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways

Employment pathways

After achieving this qualification, you will have the knowledge and skills required to work in the Community Services industry as a carer.

CHC43015 CERTIFICATE IV IN AGEING SUPPORT

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Take the next step, while doing what you love! This course is the next step in professional development for anyone seeking a fulfilling career in aged care.  Develop your skills to support and supervise service delivery in a range of settings, including supported accommodation, day options services, employment services, community settings, and clients’ homes.

The Certificate IV in Ageing Support enables you to empower and encourage seniors and older individuals in the community, to live more productive and satisfying lives associated with positive ageing. The skills and knowledge you will obtain from this course will enhance your career in caring for clients in their own homes or in aged care facilities.

You will learn more advanced skills in the aged care industry, like how to the coordinate services for different groups of older people and facilitate the planning and delivery of services for your clients. You will also learn how to implement client interventions and manage compliance for legal and ethical requirements.

TRAINING PACKAGE STATUS – current

CRICOS COURSE CODE – 0101562

DURATION

6 months  (18 weeks of training plus a mid-semester break)

STUDY MODE

Face to face training and one day per week industry placement

TRAINING LOCATION

On campus at Sterling Business College – 65 Newcastle St Perth plus vocational placement (120 hours minimum) at an aged care facility.  This is arranged by Sterling Business College.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Completion of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • English proficiency – Please see Entry Requirements for further details

COURSE UNITS

To achieve this qualification you will be required to successfully complete 18 units – 15 core units and 3 electives.  The elective units will be chosen by Sterling Business College.

At Sterling Business College the first group of units are offered in the Certificate III in Individual Support

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

The units below are offered in the Certificate IV program.

Core Units

  • CHCAGE003 Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCAGE004 Implement interventions with older people at risk
  • CHCCCS006 Facilitate individual service planning and delivery
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

Elective Units

  • CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
  • HLTHPS007 Administer and monitor medications

**Please note: elective course units may vary

PATHWAYS

Study pathways

After achieving this qualification you may choose to undertake a Diploma qualification from the Community Services Training package.

Note: SBC may not offer all qualifications listed above in possible pathways

Employment pathways

With this qualification, you will be able to pursue a wide variety of roles such as:

  • Care Team Leader in Aged Care
  • Senior Community Care Worker
  • Assistant Aged Care Coordinator
  • Assistant Aged Care Team Leader
  • Service Coordinator
  • Transport Coordinator
  • In-home Respite Care
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Disability Participant Worker

CHC43115 CERTIFICATE IV IN DISABILITY

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The Certificate IV in Disability course is designed for those who wish to empower people living with disabilities. Working in the disability sector, you may provide direct care or coordinate various agencies to deliver support services to people with disability.

TRAINING PACKAGE STATUS – current

CRICOS COURSE CODE – 0101563

DURATION

6 months  (18 weeks of training plus a mid-semester break)

STUDY MODE

Face to face training and one day per week industry placement

TRAINING LOCATION

On campus at Sterling Business College – 65 Newcastle St Perth plus vocational placement (120 hours minimum) at an aged care and disability support provider.  This is arranged by Sterling Business College.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • English proficiency – Please see Entry Requirements for further details

COURSE UNITS

To achieve this qualification you will be required to successfully complete 14 units – 11 core units and 3 electives.  The elective units will be chosen by Sterling Business College.

At Sterling Business College the first group of units are offered in the Certificate III in Individual Support.

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

The units below are offered in the Certificate IV in Disability program.

Additional Core Units

  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS005 Develop and provide person-centred service responses
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
  • CHCDIS008 Facilitate community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCDIS009 Facilitate ongoing skills development using a person-centred approach
  • CHCDIS010 Provide person-centred services to people with disability with complex needs

Additional Elective Unit

  • CHCDIS004 Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

*Please note: elective course units may vary

PATHWAYS

Study pathways

After achieving this qualification you may choose to undertake a Diploma qualification from the Community Services Training package.

Employment pathways

With this qualification, you will be able to pursue a wide variety of roles in the disability sector such as:

  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Disability Support Officer/Worker
  • Employment Coordinator (Disability)
  • Project Officer (Life Enhancement Team)
  • Care supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Coordinator of Volunteers (Services to Older People)