The Foundations in Individual Support course offers two units from the 15 units required by the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification. The course aims to give valuable, standalone content and an introduction into the full qualification through remote online learning, allowing students to achieve an Australian nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in their own home. Students subsequently can continue completing the full CH33021 Certificate III in Individual Support either in Australia or remaining in their own country.
This course is ideal for individuals who plan to come to Australia to study and become a qualified care worker.
☑ Easy to get started
☑ 1 month commitment
☑ Study in your own home
☑ Pathway to work and study in Australia
☑ Build a Care Career in Australia
Award IssuedAchieve an Australian Nationally Recongised Statement of Attainment for two units of competency:
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
- CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
The Foundations in Individual Support course creates a pathway to study CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support and become a qualified aged care worker in Australia.
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is the gateway to and a foundational education in the healthcare and community services sectors in Australia. Graduates will meet the minimum requirements for roles in aged care, disability support, and individual support across various demographics and industries.
Aged Care Sector
- Aged Care Support Worker
- Home Care Assistant
- Residential Care Worker
- Disability Support Worker
- Community Support Worker
- Personal Care Assistant
Home and Community Care
- Community Care Worker
- Personal Care Worker
- In-Home Respite Care Worker
- Patient Care Assistant
- Healthcare Support Worker
There are no prerequisites or corequisites that are applicable to this course. For Charter Australia’s minimum entry requirements, please visit Entry Requirements page.
Units of Study
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
This unit of competency is designed to provide foreign students with a comprehensive understanding of the cultural aspects of working in the Australian healthcare system. The course focuses on fostering respectful interactions with individuals from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Students will explore the multicultural nature of Australia and learn to apply cultural sensitivity within the context of the healthcare environment.
For more detailed information on the unit of study visit: https://training.gov.au/training/details/chcdiv001
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
This unit of competency is tailored for foreign students seeking to develop strong communications skills within the context of the Australian health and community service sectors. As individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds engage in the dynamic healthcare and community service sectors of Australia, clear and culturally sensitive communication becomes a bridge that connects the students with clients, colleagues, and supervisors. This unit focuses on various communication methods, including simulated verbal and non-verbal strategies and interactions, written communication, and digital media usage. Students will learn to navigate communication challenges and nuances while working under supervision, ensuring their communication aligns with the industry standards.
For more detailed information on the unit of study visit: https://training.gov.au/training/details/chccom005
This course is delivered online to international candidates.
- From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time, AEST)
- Two days per week for two weeks
- Must complete all assessments within four weeks from the first class date
- Tutorial available for academic support on each Friday from 9am to 4pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time, AEST)
AssessmentAssessments include written tasks and in-class practical demonstrations.
Fees & Government Subsidies
- Tuition Fee: $1,000
- Application Fee: $200
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Pathways to Further Studies
The Foundations in Individual Support provides pathways to CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support with credit transfer for two units of competency.
The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is an Australian qualification aimed at equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge required to work in various care settings, such as residential aged care facilities, home and community settings, and disability support environments. The qualification is the gateway to and a foundational education in the healthcare and community services sectors in Australia.
Additional education and qualifications can further expand career opportunities, such as moving into nursing, healthcare management, or social work.