CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 114772H


This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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. The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.


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). This qualification is also a pre-requisite for students wanting to enrol in Certificate IV in Disability.


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

Course Delivery

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants must be willing to obtain a current clear Police Check prior to undertaking placement and are responsible for all costs associated. Applicants must be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check prior to undertaking practical placement and are responsible for all costs associated. Applicants must be willing to provide proof of their up-to-date immunisation status including Covid-19 to employers to undertake practical placement, if requested. Applicants must be at least 18 years old prior to course commencement. Applicants must have access to a computer and the internet. All students undergoing work 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

11 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support 100 $0.00
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support 120 $0.00
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing 80 $0.00
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems 80 $0.00
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 $35.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $0.00
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55 $35.00
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control 35 $0.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia 80 $0.00
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care 65 $0.00
CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach 40 $0.00
CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion 60 $0.00
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support 65 $0.00
CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach 70 $0.00
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 $5,763
Self-Funded $5,763

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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
2024 February Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Monday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM
2024 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Monday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM
2024 February Mildura Campus International, , Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Monday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM, INTERNATIONAL
2024 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Semester 2, Monday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM