CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
CRICOS Code: 113114F
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CRICOS Code: 0100114
Bedford College offers the nationally recognised training required for a rewarding career in Aged Care and the Individual Support of the elderly in both residential and care settings. Bedford is honoured to be involved in the formation of students for such an important profession and calling.
Possible career opportunities include full-time employment in roles such as Aged Care Assistant, Aged Care Recreation Officer, Nursing Assistant, Respite & Rehabilitation Care Assistant, Residential Carer and many other roles in the community which require adequately trained staff in individual support.
Bedford is contacted directly each year by the hiring managers of one of Australia’s largest aged care and social services organisations, which continually seeks new employees. Instead of advertising the roles online, they often come to the College first to see if any students might be suitable. This has led to a high graduate employment success rate at Bedford.
Online Delivery (Domestic students only):
Students are provided with a training plan which sets out a course structure for students to follow at their own pace. There will be block face-to-face workshops integrated into the training plan.
Students attend College two days a week from 9am–3pm, spend approximately 5 hours per week in the online classroom and additional work placement hours throughout the course. An optional, supervised study period is available from 3pm-4pm each class day for students who need additional help or revision.
- Successful completion of Year 10 (or equivalent).
- No ATAR is required.
- Applicants undertake a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment for the College to determine the level of assistance needed to support the student.
- Successful completion of Year 12 (or equivalent).
- Have IELTS* score of 5.5 or above with no band lower than 5.0 or equivalent (test results must be within 2 years).
English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
1. Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
2. Completed at least 6 months of an AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or higher course in an Australian RTO.
*Other English language tests such as PTE or TOEFL are accepted
Certificate III in Individual Support: There is a mandatory 120 hours of practicum placement to be undertaken during the course.
Certificate IV in Ageing Support: There is a mandatory 160 hours of practicum placement to be undertaken during this course.
Please Note: A Police Check is a prerequisite for undertaking practicum placement
- HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
- HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
- CHCCCS040 Support independence and well-being
- CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
- CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
AGEING ELECTIVE UNITS
- CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
- CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
- CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
OTHER ELECTIVE UNITS
- CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family
- CHCCCS043 Support positive mealtime experiences
- CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease
- Human Services
- Teaching - VET TAE
- First Aid Training