C3319 - Certificate III in Individual Support
Plan: C3319 - Certificate III in Individual Support
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Approach to learning and assessment
Students will be assessed in the classroom, in the simulated classroom at RMIT, and on formal placement. Students are assessed undertaking personal care tasks for a resident in an aged care facility. The RMIT facilitator assesses the student using the personal care checklist which is mapped to the unit of competency. The emphasis for assessment will be on demonstration of skills, and the application of knowledge in the workplace context and how these are integrated by the student in preparation for the contingencies and demands of a busy workplace. Assessment occurs throughout the program and is evenly spaced across the duration of the program.
Other forms of assessment are:
- Practical assessments in the fully equipped simulated aged care room
- Written assessment tasks
- In class group work
- In class quiz and worksheets
Prior to documentation in the Course Guides, all assessments are checked to ensure that they address the principles of competency-based assessment –and meet the rules of evidence (valid, authentic, sufficient, and current).
When developing assessment tools, teachers consider both the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence. Validation processes are in place to ensure principles of assessment are observed. (validity, reliability, fairness, and flexibility)
Assessments are designed to ensure that the evidence collected is valid, sufficient, current and authentic.
Moderation of assessment allows assessment judgments and standards to be brought into alignment. Moderation is conducted throughout the semester through peer moderation and always at the end of the teaching period through the Course Assessment Committee & the Program Assessment Board process. This occurs before assessment results are finalised, so assessor judgments can be adjusted if necessary.
The concept of ‘reasonable adjustment’ is considered in the development of tools. This allows the assessment process to be modified so that individual participants are not disadvantaged.
The approach to learning and assessment for this program will include both supervised and non-supervised forms of training delivery.
Supervised training is teacher directed learning and assessment activities. This includes:
- Work placements which are mandatory requirements of assessment.
- Structured online learning activities where there is real time access to your teachers e.g. online lectures, teacher led discussions and online activities.
- Face-to-face learning e.g. tutorials, lectures, scheduled classes.
- Assessment tasks.
The supervised hours in this program are: 685
You will also need to work independently, this includes:
- Independent study activities such as research, reading, practical and/or theoretical practice tests or assessments.
- Work placements which are not directly linked to an assessment of course competencies.
In keeping with the provisions and requirements of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act Education Standards, RMIT offers students with disabilities specific supports to undertake and complete their studies. This includes reasonable adjustments to assessment requirements so a student may have additional time to submit tasks, be able to submit the assessment task in an alternative format, be supported by a note taker, have use of specialised aids or electronic devices during classes or workshops.
If you have a long-term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Coordinator or the Equitable Learning Service Unit (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services) if you would like to find out more.
Enrolled students who possess relevant prior skills, knowledge and or competencies or work-based evidence may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Recognition.
Enrolled students who possess competencies gained outside of formal learning and assessment activities may apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC).
All courses are assessed against the unit of competency as competency achieved or not yet competent.
Work integrated learning
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:
· undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
· interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;
· complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;
and in addition:
· these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.
Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.
In this program, you will be required to complete 120 hours of Work Placement within an Ageing and Home and Community Care Sector. You will be supported to find your own relevant Work Placement organisations.
Throughout this program you will engage with industry in 4 ways:
a. You will undertake sessions for seven hours every week for four weeks that are conducted at an accredited Aged Care facility. These sessions are with the RMIT trainer and you will practice skills in a real industry context and be assessed across a range of settings.
b. You will in addition undertake 120 hours of independent Work Placement in an Aged Care facility which must be completed before you complete the program. You will undertake structured learning through an allocated buddy system and will be assessed by the RMIT trainer for your personal care assessment within the workplace context.
c. RMIT teaching staff are industry experts who are currently working in the field.
d. There will be guest lecturers and industry specialists who currently work within the aged care sector will present to the classes where appropriate.
On placement all you will be required to complete the assessment component that is located at the back of the placement manual. Practical assessment requirements are demonstrated and practised in the specialised training room at RMIT with the equipment. You also have the opportunity to practice whilst on supported placement with the RMIT trainer.
You will then be assessed against the checklist whilst on independent placement, by the RMIT teacher towards the end of your placement. There are also a number of questions in the placement manual that are linked to the units of competency.
If you are working, particularly in a job which is related to your studies you will also be learning while at work and can have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses. Feedback from the host organisation supervisor/s will be used as evidence of competency, and an RMIT University assessor will visit your workplace to observe your work practice as part of the assessment process.
Industry Placement Requirements
An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement. In the case where a placement ends early, please refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.
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|This qualification requires the completion of 13 units - 7 core units and 6 elective units.|
|C3319 Core Units - Select ALL Seven (7) Courses|
|C3319 Group A Ageing Specialisation Elective Units - Select Three (3) Courses|
|C3319 Group C Home and Community Specialisation Elective Units - Select Two (2) Courses|
|C3319 Other Elective Units - Select One (1) Course|
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