RMIT


Certificate III in Individual Support

 

Make a real difference to the lives of people in need and their families. Prepare for a career in aged care, disability, and home and community care. 

Students who choose to enrol in this 17-week course will be able to –

 

  • build the right skills to support people with special care needs to live full lives and maintain connections with their communities
  • focusing on person-centred care approaches, students will learn skills, techniques and procedures to meet the needs of individuals
  • be guided by staff who have substantial professional experience in the care industry
  • will have the opportunity to apply their learning through an extended work placement with an industry provider. This is a great opportunity to practise their skills under professional supervision and meet with a potential future employer

Employment outcomes for this program include:

  • personal care assistant
  • community care worker
  • personal care assistant
  • in-home respite support worker
  • planned activity assistant
  • home and community care worker.

 

Note: There is a growing demand for skilled carers.  The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the rise in Australia’s ageing population has created a demand for more skilled carers in the workforce.

 

Students might like to seek employment after completion of this course, or choose to go on to further study. Find out more at Certificate III in Individual Support

 

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

 

This program will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a variety of roles in the community services sector.

 

Students enrolling in this 1-year course will be prepared for careers in a range of organisations, including –

 

  • performing case work
  • providing client services
  • supporting youth and families in a range of social, community and welfare organisations

 

Students may also seek employment in community education or development projects.  There will be an opportunity to participate in site visits, and interact with individuals and groups within the community services sector.  There will also be the opportunity to undertake a work placement throughout the program.

Find out more at Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)

 

  • Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Biomedical Science

 

This double degree will give you an insight into human and animal biology as you explore ways to improve health and treat disease.

 

Biomedical science courses allow students to understand how the human body functions, and the responses of the body to various diseases, exercise, diet, internal disturbances and environmental influences.

Students will learn how techniques in molecular biology and genetics are applied to problems including diagnosing genes that cause cancer, making crops and livestock less vulnerable to disease, and making food safer.

Students will complete studies in cell biology, physiology, microbiology and molecular biology including proteomics, and can also choose to study anatomy, neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, industrial microbiology and applied biochemistry, also gain skills to work in biotechnology and biomedical research.

 

Throughout the course, students will also be able to –

  • have the opportunity to work on research projects and practical activities, often undertaken in collaboration with industry
  • participate in a final-year Science Project involving either an industry placement or the opportunity to work on an industry-suggested project
  • undertake either a work-placement or be assessed on professional or vocational work in a workplace setting (real or simulated) in the Practical Biomedical Sciences course, and receive feedback from those involved in the industry.

 

The VCE requirements are: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in Chemistry; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (any) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
The subject bonuses that may be awarded are: satisfactory completion in one but no more than three of Biology, Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 2 aggregate points per study.

 

Find out more at Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology)/Bachelor of Biomedical Science