CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support(Home and Community Specialisation)

Teaching & Assessment methods are now ONLINE from April 2020 onwards until further update.

Course Information

Qualification Name Certificate III in Individual Support
Qualification Code CHC33015
Course Duration:  Over a 26 weeks period
Study Mode: Blended delivery (Full-time or Part-time)
Tuition Fee: This course is subsidised through SA Government WorkReady for eligible participants. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Check your eligibility at www.skills.sa.gov.au
Tuition Gap Fee: $380 (student Contribution)
Fee for Service: $2,400.00 (Self-funded)

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgment 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-centered support.

Additional Requirement

To achieve this qualification, the students must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. 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
  • Community care worker
  • Senior personal care assistant
  • In-home respite giver
  • Home care assistant
  • Disability support worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Residential care worker

Admission Criteria:

  • Must be minimum of 18 years old
  • 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 the commencement of the program (Contact IIBIT to apply for a police check).
  • Have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills in order to undertake this course (Contact IIBIT for a LLN test).
  • Manual Handling (Contact IIBIT)

Preferred Pathways:

Pathways from the qualification

Certificate IV in Aged Care Support

Certificate IV in Disability

Certificate IV in Community Services

Diploma of Nursing


Delivery Mode:

Blended delivery

(Workshops + self-directed online learning)

This delivery mode includes approximately 7 x 2-day workshops covering key theoretical concepts and practical elements using small group and individual learning activities. Workshops are delivered at appropriate intervals as agreed. Each workshop is followed by a period in which the student undertakes self-directed learning including work on the completion of learning activities and preparation of assessment tasks. Workshop details are covered in the study plan.

Work Placement

To achieve this qualification, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency. Workplace visits are scheduled where our IIBIT trainer has direct contact with the student and employer to provide the relevant training. Competency is demonstrated following completion of assessment tasks administered by our trainer in the workplace that is aligned to the scope of work required for the qualification. IIBIT will ensure employers have the relevant physical resources and equipment necessary for training and assessment.


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
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers & families Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services Elective
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective

Delivery Locations


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

Phone: +61 8 8203 9000