CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.

Possible job title includes:

  • Senior Personal Care Assistant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Residential Support/Care Worker
  • Community Access Coordinator/Care Worker
  • Community House Worker, Food Services Deliverer
  • Transport Support Worker, In-Home Respite Worker
  • Family Support Worker, Care Service Employee
  • Planned activity/Home care assistant
  • Field Officer (Community Services)
  • Residential aide, Nurse’s Aide
  • Disability Service Officer

Total number of units = 15 (9 core and 6 Electives)

Recognition of Prior Learning

All individual students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL, please see the student handbook or enquire at the college for the procedure on how to apply.

Note: Please refer to the Enrolment Form for the terms and conditions of enrolment, which includes: Enrolment and Selection; Training Guarantee; Course Fees, Payments and Refunds; Course Fees paid in Advance.

Amount indicated is in Australian Dollars.

The RTO reserves the right to change the unit sequence within this training as required please refer to the Enrolment Form for the terms and conditions of enrolment, which includes: Enrolment and Selection; Training Guarantee; Course Fees, Payments, and Refunds; Course Fees paid in Advance.


52 weeks (40 weeks of delivery + 12 weeks of holiday)

Mode of Delivery:

Blended Learning

14 hours/week:  Face-to-Face

6 hours/week:   Online Study

Approx. 5 hours/week: Self-Paced Study

Work Placement:

A minimum of 120 hours of practical placement hours to be completed

Mode of Assessment

Observation/Practical Skills, Written Questions, Case Studies, Simulation, Presentation

Course Fee and Payment Method(s)

Tuition Fees

$9,000 (52 weeks)

Additional Costs

Enrolment Application Fee (not refundable):

$250 is to be paid with the first installment and is additional to the tuition fees.

Material Fee

A Material Fee of $300 is to be paid with the first installment of the fees. This is not included in the full deposit and is additional to the payment plan below. The material fees include uniform, practical kit, and course content.

Total Cost: $9,550

Payment  Plan

4 Instalments: $2,250 each to be paid before the start of each term.

Resources Provided

All courseware and handouts are included in the material fees.

  CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
  CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
  CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
  CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
  CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
  CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
  CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
  CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing

Selection Criteria

Be over the age of 18
Minimum of IELTS 5.5 score or equivalent
Applicants are required to undertake a course Entry requirement test (CERT) and obtain a minimum of 50% to be deemed eligible to enter the course

Course Highlights

52 Weeks
14 hours/week
  Online Study
6 hours/week
  Self-Paced Study
Approx. 5 hours/week
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