CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

About this course

Nationally Recognised Training

Become a valued and integral part of the health and community services industry with this qualification. 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. 

The health, aged care and community services sector is predicted to experience strong growth over the next five years with an excess of 50,000 job openings expected. This is due to an increased demand for aged care support and support for people with a disability through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Successful completion of this course will enable you to work in aged care or disability support. It will also give you the knowledge to undertake further studies in the community services and health sectors.

Our highly-experienced trainers provide guidance and support every step of the way, to ensure you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the field.

Course length

Classroom delivery: 13 weeks + 120 hours mandatory industry placement.

Contact us for course start dates and availability.

Please note the maximum duration to complete this qualification is 12 months, unless completed as a work-based traineeship.

Course delivery

This qualification is delivered via a combination of online and face-to-face learning.

In circumstances where face-to-face learning is not available, structured online tutorials and virtual classrooms will be utilised. Students require a laptop and to download the free Microsoft Teams App. Please contact us for further information regarding the current course schedule. Online study gives you the flexibility to fit your study around your existing commitments while still having the support of industry experts. 

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


There are no entry requirements to this qualification.

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. 


Total number of units = 13

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units


*Electives subject to change.


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


Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Support community participation and social inclusion
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Meet personal support needs
Provide support to people living with dementia


Methods of assessment for this qualification cover a range of evidence gathering including self assessment, written questions and answers, work based projects, observations and supplementary evidence such as third party reports .

Recognition of your current skills and or past experience /qualifications can also be taken into consideration.  Please talk with one of our training specialists for more information.


Course Fees and Charges

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

Queensland User Choice Program - Fact Sheet

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program - Fact Sheet

Student co-contribution fees/tuition fees apply to these programs.

In addition, a $50 fee is payable to cover students national police check application.

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