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.
Duration : 12 Months
Delivery Mode: Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
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.
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
Students must satisfy the following age, english and other requirements:
- Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
- Undertake Pre-Training Review
- Undertake LLN test: Learning (ACSF Level 2), reading (ACSF Level 2), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) 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|
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.
**If you are studying in a Diploma or above qualification you are not eligible to have a concession applied to your tuition fees.
**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- 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 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.
- 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)
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
|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|
|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.