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 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.

Information for International Students

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. 

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
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.