CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

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  1. Blended learning: Combine face to face, online and correspondence study and take full control of when and where you learn

  2. Get Employed: Majority of our students are employed within 2 months of course completion

  3. Assistance with work placement: Complete your work placement at one of carefully selected industry partners

  4. Massive Discounts Available

  5. Government funding available for eligible candidates: Save up to 94% on course fees thanks to funding from the Queensland government

  6. Payment plans available to all self-funded students

  7. Industry Partners: Affiliated with over 20 partner organisations throughout Australia

  8. Growing sector: According to Job Outlook, 87,800 were hired in aged care and disability services in 2015. More than 50,000 jobs are expected to be added to this sector over the next 5 years.

Course Information

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is designed to prepare individuals to work in the community and/or residential setting through following individualized plans to provide person-centered support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. 

The course has three specializations:

  • Ageing

  • Home Community

  • Disability

This course qualifies you for a number of jobs including, but not limited to:

  • Accommodation support worker

  • Field officer

  • Assistant in nursing

  • Home care assistant

  • Care assistant

  • In-home respite worker

  • Care service employees

  • Nursing assistant

  • Care worker

  • Personal care assistant

  • Community care worker

  • Personal caregiver

  • Community house worker

  • Personal care worker

  • Community support worker

  • Residential care worker

  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)

  • Support worker 

Course Structure

 The course consists of 13 units of competency (maybe more if you chose to complete more than one specialisation):

  • 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


Group A - AGEING specialisation (3 units)

  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Group B – DISABILITY specialisation (4 units)

  • CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

  • CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion

  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Group C – HOME AND COMMUNITY specialisation (5 units)

  • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families


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