Replaces superseded certificates for 

  • Certificate III In Aged Care CHC30212 
  • Certificate III In Home Care CHC30312
  • Certificate III In Disability  CHC30408

Certificate III in Individual Support – CHC33015

Australian Workplace Training offers Certificate III in Individual Support via three delivery modes:
In class, Online (E-Learning) and Externally.

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.

When undertaking this qualification students have the option to complete a general qualification or to specialise in either Ageing, Disability or Home and Community.

General Qualification – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification allows students to gain a qualification to work in community services without a specialisation, but does not preclude them from choosing a specialisation at a later stage thereby receiving transfer for units already gained.
This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level qualifications, and transference to specialisation fields such as those in Aged Care, Disability, Home and Community Care, Youth Work, Juvenile Justice and other higher Community Service qualifications.

Ageing Specialisation – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

The Ageing specialisation will provide the skills to commence a career in the community services industry and can provide a pathway into the Diploma of Nursing.
The focus of study is the well-being and independence appropriate to the aged person’s emotional, social and physical wellbeing.
This course educates in the skills required to work as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in an aged care facility, a community support worker, a home care assistant or a community care worker.
The skills gained are those required to support and care for older people. Students will learn how to provide personal care, support to an older person in activities of daily living, and support the older person to meet emotional and psychological needs, provide care and support for individual with dementia and work effectively with culturally diverse clients.

Disability Specialisation – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

The Disability specialisation will provide the skills to support and care for people with disabilities.
Students will learn how to provide personal care, support to people in activities of daily living, assist to meet emotional and psychological needs, provide care and support for individuals with complex needs and work effectively with culturally diverse clients.
As a student you will focus on work health and safety, communication skills and learn about individualised plans for the person with a disability.
This qualification may provide an appropriate pathway into higher level Disability or Community Services as well as pathways to university courses such as Social Sciences, Social Work and Psychological Science.

Students also have the option to choose to specialise in more than one area.
For example students who are interested in both the Ageing and Home and Community specialisations can choose to specialise in both and complete the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

The following occupations relate to this qualification:

  • Care Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Care assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Home care assistant
  • In Home Respite Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • School Support Officer (Disability)

An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual.
Students work at home with self-paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to maintain monthly contact with their trainer via phone, email or face to face (please contact reception to arrange an appointment with your trainer).

During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 120 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

This qualification consists of 13 units; 7 core and 6 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

General Elective Units:

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS021 Respond to suspected abuse
CHCAGE002 Implement falls prevention strategies
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Ageing Specialisation Elective Units:

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Disability Specialisation Elective Units:

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using strength-based approach
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Ageing, Home and Community Specialisation Elective Units:

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the core units plus the suggested elective units for your chosen specialisation.
This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement.
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.
Skills Recognition is available.

Multiple Specialisation courses

When choosing to complete multiple specialisations we will work with the student to select all the correct specialisation units.
As choosing multiple specialisations will increase the number of elective units included in the course, the costs of the course can vary depending on the specialisations chosen to be completed.

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

Cost of course: $1950

Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $150 (payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)

Recognition Prior Learning: $150 per unit
Credit Transfer:                  $25 per unit

Incidental Fees:
Work Placement T-shirt:       $25
Work Placement Badge:        $4
Replacement unit fee:          $20 per unit

Industry Requirements:
After industry consultation we recommend the following short course be undertaken by students to meet industry requirements

HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely $150

 

More information on our Fees can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.

For more information or to enroll, please contact us.