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.
About this Course:
Care for people needing support with a Certificate III in Individual Support. This course prepares students to provide individualised support in working roles.
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.
This course is available with either a Disability or Aged Care specialisation. There is a minimum of 15 supervised scheduled face to face course contact hours on campus per week as well as 5 distance / online education hours per week. This comes to a total of 20 hours per week, which includes the work placement hours. Students are also required to undertake reading, activities, research, assessments and homework.
What You’ll Learn:
effectively work and communicate in the health and community services industries
support independence and wellbeing for a diverse range of people
work ethically and legally
Ageing Care, Disability Care, and Home and Community care (Elective units)
EMP Centre is our corporate head office and an education precinct for our group, with exhilarating views and modern learning spaces. Our award-winning onsite cafe provides students with incredible modern Australian cuisine, wagyu steak master all at a huge discount.
The campus has two lecture rooms, 10 tutorial rooms, computer lab, library, large student breakout spaces.
Based right in Salamanca Place, NIET Group Hobart Centre is a regional campus delivering one of Tasmania’s largest private vocational offerings. Located high on the fourth floor, views reach out across the Derwent river, with the campus affording study spaces tailor designed for learning & study. Hospitality students also benefit from proximity to outstanding venues located nearby.
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Certificate III in Individual Support
Just want to expressmy gratitude to my teacher Sherwin Thiarhia who is very helpful and motivated me on how to become a good and effective carer. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, giving me some tips and looking after me especially during my placement.
Meet Our Trainers
SANDY BAY CENTRE
Sherwin has a shared passion for teaching and supporting independence and wellbeing in aged care and disability. He has previously worked as a Registered Nurse in Emergency room, Intensive Care Unit and Medical ward. Apart from teaching, he is working as a casual support worker and volunteering in the community services.
Provide individualised support
Support independence and well being
Communicate and work in health or community services
Work with diverse people
Work legally and ethically
Recognise healthy body systems
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Provide support to people living with dementia
Meet personal support needs
Provide first aid
Implement falls prevention strategies
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Domestic Base Rate
Certificate III in Individual Support
Enrolment Fee: $200
NIET’s tuition fees vary based on a combination of residential status, location at the time of applying, campus capacity and other factors. Fee information provided for this course is therefore indicative and intended only as a guide. Specific tuition fees, terms and conditions will be provided via a formal Letter Of Offer issued to successful applicants. Should you wish to discuss tuition fees, please Contact Us or alternatively, you may Apply Now and our Admissions Team will respond with a formal Letter of Offer should your application be successful.
The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:
16 years old or above Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or Australian Year 11 or equivalent
IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent Pass NIET LLN test
Recommended Course Intake Dates for University Articulation:
7/2/22, 2/5/22, 5/9/22
Note: information provided for guidance only, may change without notice.
The students will be learning how to support aged care clients such as implementing safe work practices including infection control, understanding care plans and writing case notes, supporting the clients’ independence and wellbeing and communicating and collaborating effectively with clients, families and co-workers. They will also learn how to empower the client, maintain their duty of care and meet the personal support needs of older people.
The students will be completing their 120 hours of work placement at a suitable aged care facility or with a respite/community organisation.
NIET’s course intake dates and training schedules vary according to student numbers, trainer availability and other of factors. Schedule information provided for this course is therefore indicative and intended only as a guide. Specific class schedules and access to the online learning portal will be provided upon commencement. Should you wish to discuss training schedules in more detail prior to applying, please Contact Us.
Why study with ?
Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.
Lots of Pathway Options.
We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.
Accessible Entry Requirements.
Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.
Just the education you need.
Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.
How do I apply?
Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.
Submit an Application
It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.
Accept your letter of offer
Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!
Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.
I received a job offer from Goodstart Early Learning after my work placement. This is not possible without my trainer-Adam’s guidance!
I enrolled in NIET while starting a new life in Tasmania. I received lots of help from the administration and teachers. I used to struggle a lot to do my assignments. Dimpy has helped me with one-on-one consultations after classes. Classes were very engaging and interactive. Overall, I had an amazing experience with NIET.
This course is well tailored and provides me with a good understanding of community service industry. Rhea is knowledgeable and provides excellent assistance. NIET provides students with excellent facilities and resources. Highly recommend NIET Hobart!
I highly recommend Advanced Diploma of Translating. Da Teng is very helpful and supportive to all students and thanks to him, I passed NAATI and became a certified translator. I also improved my English a lot from this course. It was a great learning experience.
I am really happy to share my thoughts on my Trainer Dimpy Rani. She is approachable and informative when teaching students. She puts so much effort for every student to thrive professionally. She is not only a trainer, but also a motivational speaker, who knows how to boost the confidence in her students. I am thankful to the whole NIET STAFF for their support and services during the course.
Great experience with a great teacher, Mr. Alvin. When classes were online, despite the time differences, Alvin still managed to bring everyone together and maintain an engaging class. He’s always open for discussions and dedicated to help students achieving their goals.
I’m very grateful to Yanna, Jess and Bri for always helping and pushing be to be better! Going to campus was always so amazing that it never felt like studying, it was something I really enjoyed to be part of. I’m gonna miss so much the trainers and everything. Thanks for creating an amazing environment to us. I had great moments and I learned so much that I will never forget.
“NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”
“I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”