CHCSS00098 Individual Support/Disability Skill Set

Congratulations to health students successfully completing this skill set in January!

The skill set has four units as set out by the Industry Skills Council. To undertake this training, students must hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in Community Services, Health or related field.

It gives a student the skills and qualification to work in both ageing and disability sectors. Students will receive a Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the units.

For further information, please visit our website here or call the health team on 8375 2800.

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Pictured Below from L to R: Back row: Jodie W, Darlene S, Mariama S (Cert III), Lucinda T, Rachel O and Snezana P. Front row: Marie (trainer) and Yullie R (Cert III).

CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support

Work Placement – A Trainer’s Joy!

Trainer Raj had the opportunity to visit students out at their work placements late last year.

Raj put in his words the enormous joy he finds in this part of a student’s journey:

“There is no greater JOY than seeing students move from the classroom to a work placement within the industry. Visiting students and seeing their confidence grow from the valuable experience that a work placement offers, is not only exciting but very rewarding for both the student and the trainer.

It’s amazing to see a student’s growth and development as a student progresses through their training. There is no better satisfaction than witnessing the confidence of a student excel in a newfound work industry.

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HITsa offers more than just a qualification. It offers students a remarkable journey from the moment they begin their studies. Trainers go above and beyond to support everyone in the classroom, ensuring individual student needs are met and successful outcomes are achieved.

When students are engaged, participate in group discussions, ask questions and interact with their peers, friendships are formed and classroom learning becomes so enjoyable. Interested in learning more about our health courses? Contact us here or visit our website.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) Graduate Over the Moon

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Recent health graduate Irene L has shared her experience of her time training with HITsa:

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at HITsa Training & Employment for the support I have received whilst undertaking the CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support (Ageing). The staff were very helpful, lovely and friendly.

I found the online modules very easy to complete, with plenty of time allocated to do so. The in-class training & assessment days that follow each online module are incredibly helpful as the trainers encourage group participation and discussions.

HITsa’s Workplace Coordinator Jeanette found a Residential Care facility for my placement very soon after my interview – only 5 minutes from my house which was amazing!

I was well supported at Resthaven Marion by all staff members. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt so much from my time there. The work placement really cements the theory you learn in class, to the practical experiences you gain while being supported within the industry.

The weekly phone calls and a work placement visit from a HITsa Trainer was so valuable as it enabled me to feel confident and very supported.

I enjoyed getting to know the residents at Resthaven and was offered employment after work placement. I am about to embark on a new journey within a new career and feel so lucky and grateful.

I highly recommend HITsa Training & Employment and encourage everyone to use their services. My career as a support worker is about to begin which has made a huge difference for my future”.

Barossa Enterprises Upskill Program Complete

At the start of the year HITsa partnered with Barossa and Clare Enterprises to deliver CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) to 10 people in their workplace.

HITsa established a training schedule to suit the staff and employer by creating a blended delivery timetable. This involved online self-paced learning, face-to-face classes and practical skills days delivered at either the workplace (Barossa Enterprises) or at HITsa training rooms at Salisbury. This allowed the students to balance their work and study commitments well.

All students successfully completed the qualification in October and had excellent feedback about the program and particularly their experience with Trainer, Corina.

“Corina is fantastic – it was so great to have a regular trainer who we all connected with. We learned so much from Corina and will miss her”.

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Pictured here: HITsa Business Manager Sarah K and CEO of Barossa Enterprises Garry V (second from left) at the Certificate Presentation with participating trainees

Like to know more about how HITsa can help upskill your workforce? Reach out to us at [email protected]

Meet the Trainer

Meet Marie, Health Trainer

Where were you born? I was born in New Zealand. I have lived, worked and studied in Australia since 1993.

Tell us about your work history: I commenced with HITsa in July 2023. Prior to this, I have experience as a Community Support Worker and Assistant in Nursing.

Prior to my career in health, I acquired a Diploma in Business Management and additional studies studies in Beauty Therapy, Nursing and Individual Support.

For a number of years I did media make up, then I owned a beauty retail business for 5 years specialising in natural make up and skincare products and beauty/massage services.

Tell us about your family: I am a single parent to 7 children, 1 of my children passed away in 1997 due to Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

My children are now adults and I have eight young grandchildren. I am a carer for my 11-year-old nephew who lives with me and my fur babies; a dog and a cat.  My adult children have all successfully acquired qualifications as adult learners  working in industries such as nursing, plumbing and community services.

What do you find is the most rewarding thing about training? Helping students reach their goals on a daily basis and passing on the knowledge and experiences I have acquired over time.

I value care and the responsibility I have as a a trainer to be able to influence and encourage others. I am excited about the difference I can make in a students life daily. I love this job!

What is the most challenging thing about training? I love a challenge, but not the technology type – like when a Powerpoint won’t work as I would like it to!

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Work Placement Testimony

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support [Disability]

A must read recent testimony from one of HITsa’s students about their experience in the workplace:

“I was very skeptical initially and excited about my work placement as this is completely a new industry for me and I am in the transition phase into a new career. 

My placement was at ‘Empowering Futures‘. I found that management were very approachable for any discussion and feedback and the team of support workers that I worked with very friendly and helpful in getting the queries answered and helping in the application of skills in real life.

Every client is different and working with them with the help of support workers and shadowing them is a totally awesome experience. Every participant that I worked with had different needs to support, with various behavioural concerns. The team has taught me various strategies that I can follow during these situations as part of my Duty of Care. The scheduled programs for the participants were very inclusive and interactive in unleashing the potential of the participants subscribing to the principles of the organisation – Voice, Choice and Control with the true meaning of “Empowering Futures”.

The management and the team were very supportive in every aspect of my learning including during work placement hours where I acquired new to me practical skills, based on the knowledge that I acquired from the classroom and training sessions from HITsa.  I am more than happy to share that I was offered a job immediately after my placements and I am very excited to join and start my new career.

Thank you HITsa Training and Employment!”

Venkata V

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