Certificate III in Individual Support

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Course Features

Course Code CHC33015
International Students Eligible - (CRICOS Course Code: 096182F)
Length of Course 26 weeks for domestic student (onshore)
43 weeks duration of Full Time study including breaks
Mode of Delivery Classroom Based Face-to-Face Training & Work Placement
Campus Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD
Qualification Hours 620 Hours (Including work placement)
Work Placement Hours 160 Hours (Placement will be provided by the college)
Start Dates New batch starts every month; please contact


Are you passionate about providing care for the people? If YES then you can turn your passion into profession by enrolling for the course Certificate III in Individual Support (Previously known as certificate III Aged care). This course will help you understand all basic to advanced care giving procedures. It will provide practical and theoretical knowledge on how to provide support and care services for people. You will also learn how to deal with all complex situations successfully.

Entry Requirement

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Completion of Year 11 or equivalent
  • English level of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.

Course Structure

To be awarded the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, competency must be achieved with total of Thirteen (13) units, consisting of:

  • Seven (7) Core Units
  • Six (6) Elective Units

The selected elective units will provide learners with a well-rounded unit combination aligned to current industry requirements and the qualification level.

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.


  • Unit Code
  • Unit Title
  • Core Units
  • CHCCCS015
  • Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023
  • Support independence and well being
  • CHCCOM005
  • Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001
  • Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001
  • Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001
  • Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • Elective Units
  • CHCAGE001
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCAGE005
  • Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCCCS011
  • Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS025
  • Support relationships with carers and families
  • CHCCCS002
  • Assist with movement
  • HLTAID003
  • Provide first aid

Pathways for Students

Further Study Pathways

After achieving this qualification, students may continue their studies in CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Career Opportunities

Participants are provided with advice on career development and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Job roles include:

  • Care assistant / worker
  • Home maintenance worker
  • Care service employees
  • In-home respite giver
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community support worker
  • Personal care giver / worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Driver
  • Transport support worker
  • Food services deliverer
  • Support worker
  • Home care worker

Training Methodology

The training methodology for this training program will ensure that the course is

  • Flexible
  • Accessible
  • Affordable
  • Practical
  • Hands-on training/work placement
  • Access to equipment and teaching personnel
  • Student Mentoring
  • Valid
  • Reliable
  • Fair


The international student tuition fee for this course is $7000

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