CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

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Course Information
Course Name Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)
Duration (Part Time) N/A
Duration (Full Time) 45 Weeks
2019 Course Fees 8,600
Intake Dates TBC
University ATMC VET Programs
Campus Melbourne
Faculty Early Childhood and Aged Care

Program Outline

This 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.

Career Opportunities

Ageing/Home and Community Stream

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Community Aged Care Worker

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 11 in Australia or equivalent in student’s country of origin
  • 18 years of age or above
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Applicants with no formal qualification and who are commencing within or have experience within a relevant industry may also be considered.

Additional Requirement: Participants must undertake a National Police check before commencing work placement.


After completing CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Mode of Study and Assessment Methods

Mode of study includes classroom based training sessions based on theory classes and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities in a simulated work environment and work placement. Assessment methods include written test, observation, and logbook.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be able to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Course Contents/ Units of Competency


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

HLTAID003        Provide first aid