WHAT IS CERTIFICATE III IN INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT?
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.
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
COURSE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Students are required to complete a Police Check, Blue Card or Working With Children Check, prior to commencing their vocational placement. Any costs will be shouldered by the student.
For students planning to do their vocational placement in Queensland, the National Health and Medical Research Council recommends immunisation for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and influenza. Similar regulations in other states and territories may also apply to you.
WHAT ARE THE GRADUATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES?
Completing a Certificate III in Individual Support can potentially lead to a variety of employment opportunities.
These can include:
- Care assistant / worker
- Community / Disability support worker
- In-home respite care worker / giver
- Nursing assistant
- School support officer (working with children with disabilities)
- Support worker