CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

Duration :              12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Face to Face, Workplace / Traineeship

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Certificate III in Individual Support 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.

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker or Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Home Respite Care Worker

The following  employment pathways are available to learners who complete Certificate III in Individual Support:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Nurse’s Aide
  • Individual Carer and Support Worker
  • Community Care Worker or Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Home Respite Care Worker

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

Students must satisfy the following age, english and other requirements:

  • Applicants are required to be 17 years old and above
  • Undertake Pre-Training Review
  • Undertake an LLN test: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication (ACSF Level 2+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Police Check – Students undertaking this course are required to provide a current Police Check with no disclosures.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee Administration Fees Fee for Service
$0 $0 $80 $4,000

For full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

 

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

 

Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake Certificate III in Individual Support include:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

To achieve Certificate III in Individual Support qualification the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

13 units are required for award of Certificate III in Individual Support qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units

Core Units:

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

Electives 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
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $900
    Weekly Pay
  • 175,800 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  •  Lower skill
    Skill level rating
  • 36.2% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 77.1% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Community Worker visit Job Outlook