CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Is This Course Right For You?

Successful completion of this course will enable you to work in aged care or disability support.

You will learn how to support independence and wellbeing, gain a range of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork.

It will also give you the knowledge to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

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Course Length
12 months full-time | 24 months part-time.

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Course Delivery
Classroom and online.

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Course Funding Options

In Queensland, subject to eligibility criteria, funding is available through the Queensland Government to support completing this qualification:

> Queensland User Choice Program
> The Certificate 3 Guarantee program

Student co-contribution fees apply.
In addition, a $50 fee is payable to cover students national police check application.

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This qualification facilitates individual support roles in aged care as well as home and community settings.

Possible job titles include:

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Community House Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Community Support Worker
  • Respite Worker


Before enrolling, your proficiency in language, literacy and numeracy will be assessed to determine what level of support you may need to assist you through your study program.

Students require access to a computer with an internet connection.

Please note: The learner must complete at least 120 hours of work or vocational placement to be assessed within this qualification.

Prior to commencing vocational placement in an Aged Care facility, students will be required to complete a National Criminal History check. Students wanting to do vocational placement in a Disability or Home and Community Care venue will also be required to complete both a Disability Worker Screening and a Working with Children (Blue Card) check. Any reportable outcomes will be reviewed by the Placement Provider to decide if the student is suitable for placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Both formal and informal skills, knowledge and experience may be recognised as prior learning and could help you avoid training in areas you are already competent.

The RPL pathway is available to any learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within the qualification. See the RPL Guide (FAQs) for more information on this process and how to apply.

Course Units

13 units must be completed:

7 core units
6 elective units * Electives subject to change.

Core Units

  • CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
  • CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
  • CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
  • CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
  • HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

  • CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
  • CHCDIS002Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
  • CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusion
  • CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementia

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My fantastic career is all possible because of this course. I certainly recommend it. My life has changed (and so have my finances) and my heart is full.

Benedicte Tournier - Individual Support Graduate (Pictured with client Maddy)
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

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