Certificate III in Individual Support – CHC33015

Course Information

Qualification Name Certificate III in Individual Support
Qualification Code CHC33015
Course Duration:   Full Time 18 weeks
Amenities Fee: $300 (student Contribution)
Tuition Fee: Subsidised through Work Ready for eligible participants. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Check your eligibility at www.skills.sa.gov.au
Application Fee: Nill
Enrolment Fee: Nill
Material Fee: Nill

Course Description

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.

Industry Experience

This course includes 160 hours of industry placement in an approved aged care (or equivalent) facility setting. The placement is included as part of the course duration.Please note that industry placement is a compulsory part of this program. Placement offers are subject to supply and may affect program duration.

Course outcomes

This course aims to provide students with the requisite knowledge,This qualification is designed to reflect the role of employees who perform duties such as:

  • Care assistant/worker
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • In-home respite giver
  • Home care worker
  • Nursing assistant
  • Disability support worker
  • Planned activity assitant

Admission Criteria:

A current and valid National Police Check (dated within 12 months) is a mandatory requirement for this program. All applicants are advised that they will be required to produce an acceptable NPC on or prior to commencement of the program.

Please note that online checks are also accepted.

If you currently hold a Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Check for working in the Aged Care Sector and with Vulnerable People please talk with our Admissions team about requirements for screening checks.

Please note that the outcome of any screening check may affect industry placement opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of host facilities.

You will also need to confirm that you are physically fit to carry out the duties of a Care Worker.

Successful completion of Year 11 or mature age entry.

A written application, interview and literacy assessment.

Manual Handling is contacted by third party provider (Saint Hilarion)


Preferred Pathways:

Pathways from the qualification

Certificate IV in Aged Care Support

Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate IV in Community Services

Diploma of Nursing


Teaching and Assessment Methods:

Teaching methods focus on classroom based face-to-face training, which includes lectures and practical tutorials. Classes are small in size and lecturers focus on individual student needs during the learning process.

The emphasis in assessment is on collection of evidence, holistic assessment against the unit of competency and trainer/assessor judgment. Importance is placed on the integration of areas of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and proper work attitudes.

The following assessment methods are used:
  • Written examinations
  • Written and oral quizzes
  • Simulated workplace activities/scenarios/role plays
  • Projects/assignments/presentations
  • Classroom activities
  • Learning and assessment generally take place in an integrated classroom and simulated workplace environment.

Qualification Structure:

13 competency units are required to attain Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015

7 Core units plus and 6 Elective units

We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.

Unit Code Unit Name core/Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care core
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationship with carers & families Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control polices and procedures Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective

Sample Timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Session
08:30 am - 10:30 am Session 1 Session 1 Self Study
10:30 am - 10:45 am  Break  Break  Self Study
10:45 am - 12:45 pm  Session 2  Session 2  Self Study
12:45 pm - 01:15 pm Lunch Lunch  Self Study
01:15 pm - 03:15 pm  Session 3  Session 3
03:15 pm - 03:30 pm  Break  Break
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Session 4 Session 4
Evening Session
05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Session 1 Session 1 Session 1 Session 1  Self Study
07:00 pm - 07:15 pm  Break  Break  Break  Break
07:15 pm - 09:15 pm  Session 2  Session 2  Session 2  Session 2 (Finish 08:15 pm)  Self Study

Delivery Locations


L6, 127 Rundle Mall,
Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000