CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 093374M


This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.


This qualification can lead to positions such as, Personal Care Assistant, Nurse's Aide, Support Worker, Residential Care worker, Transport Support Worker, or Field Officer (Community Services).


The Certificate III in Individual support (Ageing) offers a pathway option into Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Allied Health assistance and Diploma of Nursing.

Course Delivery

Mildura: This program will be delivered at the Mildura Campus over a five month period with 120 hours practical placement working in a residential facility. Mildura NIGHT CLASS: This program will be delivered at the Mildura Campus over an 18 month period two nights per week with 120 hours of practical placement working in a residential facility. Swan Hill: This program will be delivered at the Swan Hill Campus over 12 months. This includes 120 hours of practical placement working in a relevant support services facility. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students must be 18 years of age or turning 18 within 2 months of commencement of course and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. A completed course application form incorporating a Pre-Training Review and pre-selection interview, completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN). Students admitted to the course must be willing to obtain and provide evidence of: an NDIS Worker Screening Check, which will include a criminal history check, and have up-to-date immunisation for covid 19 (recognised in Australia) and current influenza vaccination (recognised in Australia), prior to undertaking practical work placement. Prior to placement it is also a pre-requisite that students will have completed their level two First Aid certificate. 120 hours of practical work placement is required for successful completion of this course. International Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. This course includes a practical work placement. Prior to undertaking practical work placement, students must be willing to obtain a National Police Check, and where applicable an NDIS worker screening check, have completed a current valid level two first aid certificate, have up-to-date immunisation for COVID-19 (recognised in Australia) and current influenza vaccination (recognised in Australia). Students must meet English proficiency requirements IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE or a recognised provider. All students going on placement must have a uniform of navy or black pants, enclosed duty shoes and SuniTAFE logo embroidered polo shirt. This is arranged with the teacher prior to placement.

Expected Time to Complete

12 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30 $35.00
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80 $35.00
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 $35.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55 $35.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $35.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50 $35.00
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 65 $35.00
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60 $35.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication 80 $35.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $35.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $2,780
Concession $915
Traineeship $2,434
Traineeship Concession $846
RPL Government Subsidised $1,985
RPL Concession $397
RPL Self-funded $2,646
Self-Funded $3,442

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 1, INTAKE CLOSED