Certificate III in Individual Support

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Course Code:

National Course Code: CHC33015

Course Duration:

26 weeks, Students can finish early depending on competency levels


Every Week.


Level 9, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD

Mode of Study:

The modes of study include: Online and face-to-face training, Work placement, Self-study.

Assessment Methods:

Written work, projects, log book and observations

Work Placement Hours:

120 Hours (Placements will be provided by college)


This course is currently being offered for $999* (Promotional Price)

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Course Overview

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.

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the college's LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) test

Must have:

  • Access to a computer (with Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word and a web browser)
  • Access to the Internet
  • Access to a video and audio recording device
  • Computer skills including an understanding of how to access an online video conferencing software, how to use Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader, and be able to download, scan and upload documents, and how to access online materials.

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

Additional Requirements:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A Federal Police Check (name check), no more than 6 months
  • An NDIS Worker Screening Check when required
  • Evidence of up-to-date vaccination as required
  • Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.

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.

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

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

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

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

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