You might have noticed that Selmar’s Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212) has been replaced. We now offer Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015), and there’s a good reason for this change.
Previously, the Certificate III in Aged Care was focused on providing care to older Australians, however, we have updated this to reflect that the need for a carer may not always be due to age.
Care for all Australians in need
Working in the Aged Care industry, you will care for individuals living with physical or mental impairment – and they might not always be older Australians. You may find that you are caring for younger individuals in Aged Care facilities, as there is often difficulty in finding assisted living facilities for people living with disability at various ages.
In fact, you could care for young people requiring assistance in various jobs traditionally associated with older Australians, such as home care assistant, personal care worker and many other roles.
This is why units within the Certificate III in Individual Support deliver learning outcomes in line with caring for both older and younger Australians. The course shows students how to care for a range of individuals, including those who you would not typically expect to see in Aged Care.
Skills include how to use communication to build relationships and how to provide individualised support. You will also gain the knowledge required to determine and respond to an individual’s physical personal support needs and to support activities of daily living – of course, these can vary.
For embarking on a career that truly makes a difference to lives, the Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) provides comprehensive, practical and relevant training so that students are confident to caring beyond compliance for all ages in the workplace.