CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Specialisation: Ageing and/or Disability

This foundational qualification equips you with the essential skills to provide personalised care to individuals in various settings, including homes, communities, and healthcare environments.

Fees & Funding

Government funding (if eligible)
Fee for service: $3,375
Payment plans available

Study Options

Fulltime: 14 weeks
Part-time: 22 weeks

In addition to 120 hours of work placement

Work Placement

If you meet our criteria below, we will organise the work placement on your behalf.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Embark on your journey into support services with the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing or Disability). 

Throughout this specialized course, you’ll develop expertise in supporting independence, fostering well-being, and acquiring technical skills. Moreover, you’ll cultivate transferable skills such as effective communication and teamwork. Our dedicated and experienced instructors provide personalized guidance, ensuring you are well-prepared to succeed in the field.

Upon successful completion, you’ll be qualified to work in supporting individuals in their homes and communities or with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers. Additionally, this course serves as a solid foundation for further studies in the community services and health sectors. Step into a fulfilling career in aged care and/or disability support, empowered by the knowledge and skills gained through this comprehensive program.

Did you know?

According to Australian Labour Market Insights, Aged and Disabled Carers are expected to experience robust growth in the coming years, offering promising job prospects. Projections indicate a workforce of over 341,800 by 2026, up 74,900 or 28% from 2021.

"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

Course Structure:

This qualification consists of 15 units (9 core and 6 elective.) Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core Units:
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001   Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically

CHCCCS031  Provide individualised support

HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTINF006    Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

CHCCCS038  Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040  Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041  Recognise healthy body systems

Ageing Specialisation Elective Units:

CHCAGE011  Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013  Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003   Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health

CHCCCS036  Support relationships with carer and family

CHCCCS017  Provide loss and grief support

Disability Specialisation Elective Units:
CHCDIS011    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS020    Work effectively in disability support

CHCDIS012    Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health

CHCCCS036  Support relationships with carer and family

CHCCCS017  Provide loss and grief support

Ageing and Disability Specialisation Elective Units:
CHCAGE011  Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013  Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003   Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCDIS011    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS020    Work effectively in disability support

CHCDIS012    Support community participation and social inclusion

The qualification is achieved by 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 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.

This qualification consists of 15 units (9 core and 6 elective.) Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Semester 1:
CHCCCS031  Provide individualised support

CHCCCS040  Support independence and wellbeing

CHCDIV001   Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically

CHCCCS041  Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002  Follow safe work practices for direct client care

HLTINF006    Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

*** Manual Handling – HLTWHS005 Conduct manual tasks safely           

2 weeks work placement       

Semester 2:

CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCCCS038  Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

CHCDIS011   Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS012   Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS020   Work effectively in disability support

*** First Aid – HLTAID011 Provide first aid           

2 weeks work placement       

The qualification is achieved by completing all the core units plus the selected elective units for Ageing & Disability.

This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments, and 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.

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.

To be able to attend the work placement, it is a mandatory requirement from the placement facilities that students will need to have:

  • Obtained the relevant clearances and screening checks for that facility (eg DHS vulnerable person, aged care sector, working with children check, national police clearance etc)
  • Received their annual influenza vaccination, and
  • Received at least one dose of a TGA – approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccination; and
  • Received, or have evidence of a booking to receive, a second dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine within the interval after the first dose; and
  • Within four weeks of becoming eligible by ATAGI guidelines, the person receives, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Upon successfully completing the Certificate III in Individual Support, graduates can embark on diverse career pathways within support services. Here are potential vocational outcomes and job roles:

  1. Care Worker
  2. Accommodation Support Worker
  3. Care assistant
  4. Community care worker
  5. Community House Worker
  6. Disability Service Officer
  7. Family Support Worker
  8. Home care assistant
  9. In Home Respite Worker
  10. Residential Care Worker
  11. Residential Support Worker
  12. School Support Officer (Disability)

Fee for Service Students:  $3,375

Subsidised Students:
This qualification has subsidies available Supported by the Government of South Australia for eligible participants.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria

Funded Non-Concession Price: 

$561.00 – Disability Specialization

$591.00 – Ageing Specialization

$567.00 – Dual Specialization

Concession Price:

$429 – Disability Specialization

$454 – Ageing Specialization

$472.50 – Dual Specialization

For more information on completing a qualification with fee subsidies at AWT please visit our Subsidised Training information page.

Required Short Courses
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care: Included in the course, no additional fee.

HLTAID011 Provide first aid: Required for work placement, can be completed with us for $150.

Other Fees that may be applicable:
Work placement badge: $6
Replacement unit fee:  $25 per unit
Postage of certificate:  $10 (surface mail/untracked)
Postage of items:  Calculated on an individual basis on the weight/size of the item/s to be posted

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $200 per unit
Credit Transfer:  $25 per unit

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

UPCOMING INTAKES

Get Started with AWT

Related Courses