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 Aging Support, Certificate IV in Allied Health assistance, Diploma of Nursing.

Course Delivery

Mildura: This program will be delivered at Mildura campus over a 5 month period with 120 hours practical placement working in a residential facility. Mildura NIGHT CLASS: This program will be delivered at Mildura over a 18 month period, two nights per week, with 120 hours 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.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age or turning 18 within 2 months of commencement of course. A completed course application form incorporating a Pre-Training Review and pre-selection interview, Completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN). Student 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 placement, prior to placement it is also a pre-requisite that students will have completed their First Aid certificate, a current satisfactory National Police Clearance Certificate (for International Students Only). Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia or hold the appropriate Visa (for International Students Only). 120 hours of work placement is required for successful completion of this course.

Expected Time to Complete

12 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 65
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication 80
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
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 $2,656
Concession $892
Traineeship $2,341
Traineeship Concession $829
RPL Government Subsidised $1,890
RPL Concession $378
RPL Self-funded $2,520
Self-Funded $3,286

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Intake Campus Course Details
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Tuesday and Wednesday Nights, 5.30PM to 9.00PM
2022 July Mildura Campus International, , Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, 8.45AM - 3.15PM
2022 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Semester 2, 8.45AM - 3.15PM