CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Award Course
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. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.


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


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

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. This course includes a work placement. Prior to work placement, students must obtain and provide evidence of a satisfactory police clearance certificate, and must have a current valid level two first aid certificate. A uniform of navy or black pants, enclosed duty shoes and SuniTAFE logo embroidered polo shirt is required for students going on placement. This is arranged with the teacher prior to placement. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to determine individual student needs, their ACSF core skills profile and suitability to this course.

Duration 24 Weeks
English Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
Fees per Semester (AUD) $7,500
Total Fees (AUD) $7,500
Course Start Dates January, July
Academic Requirements Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies

* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays.
* Fees are subject to change.

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
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $35.00
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.