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12 months full time / 24 months part time
This is the traineeship version of the course. Click here for the non-traineeship.
This course has been superseded and is in transition. Trainees will be provided with details of the transition to the current qualification during the traineeship.
The Health sector has also been identified as sector that will continue to grow as a result of the pandemic and be crucial to Australia’s COVID19 economic recovery through to 2025.
Aged care workers play a significant role in Australian society, working in a field that cares for and gives dignity and meaning to the lives of older people. With an ageing population, it is projected that job opportunities in aged care in Australia will almost double over the next five years, with nearly 180,000 openings predicted. People with empathy, patience, a professional attitude and a drive to improve lives are in high demand.
A traineeship through Melbourne Polytechnic is designed to provide quality training in individual support across the ageing and aged care sector with a program delivered by highly experienced staff in hands-on settings. You will also develop the professional and personal qualities required to provide high quality care to those who need it most. Melbourne Polytechnic provides fully-equipped practical learning spaces to complement the workplace setting.
Graduates from Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 and can expect strong career prospects in this consistently growing sector.
Aged Care and Home and Community Care specialisation offered
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015(Aged Care) Traineeship is designed to provide quality training in individual support across the ageing and aged care sector with a program delivered by highly experienced staff in hands-on settings. You will also develop the professional and personal qualities required to provide high quality care to those who need it most. Melbourne Polytechnic provides fully-equipped practical learning spaces, including a state-of-the-art simulation room. Our industry connections mean that you will also receive practical experience with a supervised industry placement, so you’re ready to enter the industry with confidence.
Graduates of this qualification will be confident and well prepared to work effectively with people in a wide range of care settings. Your career options include working in residential aged care, for local government agencies or in the home and community care sector. Employment prospects for graduates are strong, and you can feel confident that you’ll be entering the industry with a widely recognised and highly regarded qualification.
The Melbourne Polytechnic program meets the requirements for the specialisation Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 (Aged Care).
You will be qualified to work in residential aged care for local government agencies or in the home and community care sector.
Graduates of the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015 (Aged Care) Traineeship may enrol in the Certificate IV in Disability Support CHC43121, or the Certificate IV in Community Services CHC42021.
This course is taught through a combination of workplace, Zoom virtual classes, and on-campus delivery at Greensborough campus when required.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Assessment for each competency will be through demonstration, questioning, and written activities. These assessment methods will consist of a combination of on-the-job and off-the-job tasks.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people||Elective||50|
|CHCAGE002||Implement falls prevention strategies||Elective||40|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia||Elective||65|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs||Elective||60|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support||Core||30|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being||Core||80|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||Core||30|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Core||40|
|CHCHCS001||Provide home and community support services||Elective||50|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core||55|
|CHCPAL001||Deliver care services using a palliative approach||Elective||60|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems||Core||70|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||Core||18|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||Elective||25|
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care||Core||25|
The Course in Introduction to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) 22469VIC offers hands-on experience with NDIS participants and people with a lived experience of disability.
|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Workplace Traineeships Available
The unit HLTAID011 Provide First Aid requires students to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor. Additional units require students to demonstrate and complete manual handling tasks. Students must be able to fulfill these requirements independently.
All potential learners will undertake a pre-training review and an LLN assessment A general guide to entry, learners will be best equipped to achieve the course outcome if they have :
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
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Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.