Why study with Centacare
What does the course involve?
Centacare’s CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will teach you how to support people in an aged care facility and empower you to make valuable contributions to the community by helping those in need.
This course is delivered face-to-face from our state-of-the-art training facilities and will get you qualified for entry-level jobs in the growing aged care sector. This course can also be a pathway to a career in nursing.
Potential career outcomes:
- Aged Care Worker
- Multi-skilled Carer
- Personal Care Assistant
- Community Support Worker
- Respite Care Worker
- Assistant in Nursing
You will learn:
- About the human body and how to support its healthy functioning
- How to tailor support to meet the needs of individual clients
- How to practise infection control and develop manual handling skills
- How dementia can affect a person, as well as strategies for communicating with, supporting and monitoring a client with dementia
- How to facilitate the empowerment of older people and support client independence and wellbeing
- The tools to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, their families and co-workers
- How to work effectively within the health and community care sector
How long is the course?
This course runs for 16 weeks and includes 120 hours of off-site work experience at an aged care facility, organised by Centacare on your behalf.
Students study from 9am – 3:30pm, Monday – Thursday, with additional learning support available on Fridays if needed.
Am I eligible for this course?
If you fall into any of the following enrolment categories, you will not be eligible for funding for this course:
- Persons whose primary place of residence is not in Western Australia, with the exception of Apprentices who have: a training contract registered in Western Australia; and a Western Australian workplace address; and the training is undertaken in Western Australia, if available.
- Residents of Christmas Island or Cocos Island.
- Persons who are neither Australian citizens nor permanent residents of Australia unless they are holders of approved temporary visa subclasses, or spouses or dependents that accompany 457 visa holders.
- Secondary school Students.
- Persons under 15 years of age.
- Persons under 18 years of age in the year of enrolment unless under a DoE Notice of Arrangement (NoA) (Full Time) or exempted from the School Education Act 1999. This does not include Students undertaking a school based program such as an Apprenticeship, Traineeship, Pre-apprenticeship or Aboriginal School Based Training (ASBT) Students.
- Enrolments in training programs that are not accredited or which fall outside of the Service Provider’s scope of registration.
- Enrolments in units of competence (UoCs) for which the payment for the reported outcome is shown in Table 1, Service Payment as 0%.
- Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the target group(s) specified in these Business Rules.
- Students that do not have a valid USI.
- Students who do not commence Training within the Student commencing start and end dates as defined in the CPS.
- Individuals recruited by a third party on behalf of the Service Provider for a fee.
Unsure if you’re eligible?
Contact us today for more information about eligibility and related course fees.
How much does it cost?
The cost of this course depends on your eligibility status as outlined above. If you’re unsure about your eligibility or which course fees apply to you, contact us today.
*The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.
Can’t afford to pay for your course?
Flexible payment options
We have flexible payment options available for students who are unable to pay the full lump sum of their course. Course fees can be spread over the duration of the study period and payments can be made in regular instalments.
Course Fee Waiver
In instances of financial hardship, the cost of the course may be considered for fee waiver, however, students will need to provide evidence of financial hardship which may include a letter from Centrelink showing proof of income, Concession Cards, Income Support Payment details and copies of utility bills. You will also need to complete a Financial Hardship Application Form, outlining weekly household costs.
How do I enrol?
Prior to enrolment, all applicants are required to attend a mandatory information session and interview, which are held every Friday at our Head Office at 823 Wellington Street, West Perth.
To book an information session for this course and kick start your career in the aged care sector, submit your details below.