CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

 

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

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.

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.

In-Class Study
Students who choose to study via our in-class study mode will attend classes at our Elizabeth location.
Classes will run for 4 days each week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Classes start at 9.30am and conclude at 3.00pm, with a half hour lunch break.
The classes for the course will run throughout any school holidays, but will not be run on public holidays.
Students enrolling in this study mode can expect their course to run for approximately 7 months (26 weeks in class plus 120 hours of work placement at a suitable facility)

External (E-learning) Study
External (E-learning) students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately twelve to eighteen months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual.
Students work at home on their theory work 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 attend block training for practical tasks, role plays, group activities, and demonstrations; as well as 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.
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 in accordance with ATAGI guidelines, the person receives, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine
Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.

 

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

Ageing Specialisation Elective Units:
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID011 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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

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
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

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.

 

Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)      $3,081
Incorporating the following:
– Training and Assessment fees: $2,600
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)      $3,231
Incorporating the following:
– Training and Assessment fees: $2,600
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
– Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)      $3,231
Incorporating the following:
– Training and Assessment fees: $2,600
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
– Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

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

Other Fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
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

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

Subsidised Training course fees (including JobTrainer)

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

From 29 November 2021, concession eligibility will include all students (excluding school students) who enrol in Social Care (Aged Care, Disability Care, Child Care) courses (including CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support).

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

Subsidised Student course fees

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)                                  $1,381
Incorporating the following:
– Participant course fee: $900
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)         $1, 531
Incorporating the following:
– Participant course fee: $900
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
– Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)                              $1,531
Incorporating the following:
– Participant course fee: $900
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
– Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

Subsidised Student Concession/JobTrainer Fees

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)                                  $633
Incorporating the following:
– Concession/JobTrainer Participant course fee: $152
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)                             $797.25
Incorporating the following:
– Concession/JobTrainer Participant course fee: $166.25
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
– Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)         $789.75
Incorporating the following:
– Concession/JobTrainer Participant course fee: $158.75
– Unit workbooks/e-learning units: $325
– Work placement badge: $6
– Short course – Manual handling for direct care work: $150
– Short course – HLTAID011 Provide first aid: $150

Other fees that may be applicable:
DHS Screening check:  Approximately $65.45 for students
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

For information on the Subsidised Training Fees, concession and fee exemptions please visit our Subsidised Training information page.
Participant Eligibility Criteria apply – visit http://www.skills.sa.gov.au for Participant Eligibility Criteria

For more information or to enrol, please contact us.

 

Replaces superseded certificates for 

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