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Study CHC33021 Certificate III

Individual Support

If you are community-minded and seek a new career in the caring profession, consider enrolling for the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support at Apex Training Institute.

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CAREER QUALIFICATIONS

Why Study CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

A CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support will enable you to provide person-centred support to those requiring assistance due to disability, ageing, or illness. In this line of work, you are accountable for the well-being of your clients and will use discretion regarding the care you give. 

This foundational course will equip you with procedural, factual, technical and theoretical information. Such groundwork will enable you to provide unique individual care within a framework that you can reference - giving you confidence as you encounter many different and novel situations..

A CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is an important qualification to help you confidently enter a wide variety of caring roles. These include (among others):

  • Accommodation support worker 
  • Care assistant
  • Care service employees 
  • Care worker
  • Community care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Community house worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Field officer
  • Home care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Nursing assistant
  • Personal care assistant
  • Personal caregiver
  • Personal care worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Support worker

This course offers you two specialisations - ageing and disability. You can choose to study one or more of these specialisations, depending on the line of work you wish to pursue.

You can also look forward to enormous scope regarding future job opportunities. With increases in NDIS funding and given Australia’s ageing population (and the prevalence of disability increasing with age), this line of work has many stable prospects for you.

Qualification Pathway

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support may lead to several qualification pathways, an example of which is shown in the diagram below. In addition to that, some units and skills are transferable in the specialisations: 

CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services 

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support 

CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support 

CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services 

CHC53315 Diploma of Mental Health

 HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing

No matter where you choose to steer
your career in the future,

the possibilities are
wide open for you.

Enrollment Process

Submit an application

Fill out the online application form.

Wait for your application form to be assessed for viability

If your application is approved, you proceed to the next step; if not, you do not meet the requirements to proceed with your enrolment at Apex Training Institute.

Additionally, there might be some cases where you need to fulfill some requirements before your application can be approved; an Apex team member will advise if this is the case.

Enroll and choose your payment method

Once you have enrolled, you can pay via one of the payment methods available.

Once we have received payments, we will send you your enrollment information and student onboarding information within one business week.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Course overview

The course consists of 15 units of competency:

  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units
Core Units (9)
Code
Unit Description
CHCCCS031
Provide individualised support
CHCCCS040
Support independence and well-being
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS041
Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS038
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
HLTINF006
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
Specialisation (6)
Code
Unit Description
Group A - AGEING Specialisation (3 units)
CHCAGE013
Work effectively in aged care
CHCAGE011
Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCPAL003
Deliver care services using a palliative approach
Group B - DISABILITY Specialisation (3 units)
CHCDIS011
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS012
Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS020
Work effectively in disability support
Important
  • Students pursuing study via the Queensland government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee program can only pursue one specialisation and up to fifteen units of competency.
  • Self-funded students can elect to pursue more than one specialisation.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Study CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support Online

Do you think the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (both online and in-person) is the course for you?

Before you get started, there are a few essential requirements you must meet to enrol, namely:

Communicate effectively

You must be able to communicate effectively in an English-speaking workplace. A literacy test may be required prior to enrollment.

Get a Working with Children Check

Should you work in an organisation involving children in Queensland, you will require a Blue Card.

Police Check and NDIS Worker Screening

To participate in work placements, you will need to undergo an Australian federal police check. Additionally, for placement within a disability support organisation, you will also need either a yellow card or NDIS worker screening.

Learning environments:

Our course enables you to study for your CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support in a variety of learning environments:

See Student Handbook
Resources:

To take part in the course, you will need to have access to these resources:

A reliable internet connection

A computer with a functional webcam

Microsoft Office (or Open Office, the free, open-source equivalent)

Zoom webinar software

PDF reading software

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LEARNING METHODS

Why Study CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support with Apex Training Institute?

Apex Training Institute is the ideal educational facility to obtain your CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support.

Learning environments:

Our course enables you to study for your CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support in a variety of learning environments:

In-person on campus

Where you can interact with our qualified, industry-experienced trainers.

Online live classes & Online study

Study in the comfort of your own home without the need to travel to campus each time.

Simulated work environment

A great hands-on way to get a feel for what the working environment is really like. Available on-campus at Apex

Actual work environment

This includes 120 hours of vocational placement at an actual child care centre.

Supplementary study materials

Powerpoints and other written supplementary study materials are available to you as part of this course.

In addition to that,  we offer you flexibility, so you can complete the course at your own pace. You can have access to an unlimited number of online and face-to-face classes and learning support within a 12-month period from the time of enrollment. All Powerpoint presentation materials (and other supplementary materials) will be made available to you.

You may also be eligible for government funding - please see the question below for more details. And because this course is Austudy-approved, you can still receive Centrelink payments while you study with us.

You can also take advantage of our wide industry network because Apex partners with over 20 partner organisations nationwide. If required, we can offer you assistance with work placement.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING ELIGIBILITY

Is CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support Government Funded?

If you are interested to know if the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support program is government funded, you will be glad to know that it is.

The Criteria for government funding for this course include being:

Requirements:

At least 15 years of age and no longer attending school

A Queensland resident

An Australian Citizen or Permanent Australian Resident

In addition, to receive government funding, you should not have previously completed a Certificate III or above in Australia.

Please note, however, that if you are a student pursuing study funded by the Queensland government’s Certificate 3 Guarantee program, you can only pursue one specialisation and up to fifteen units of competency.

If you are a self-funded student, you can elect to pursue more than one specialisation. Self-funded students are still able to take advantage of massive discounts.

The two specialisations offered for this course are ageing and disability.

And given that the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support is Austudy-approved, you may still draw Centrelink payments while you are studying at Apex Training Institute.

OUR STAFF

Our Staff At Apex Training Institute: CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

The qualified, experienced trainers at Apex Training Institute are always on hand to help you successfully complete your CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification.

We not only support your learning process but familiarise you with the real world situations you will likely encounter. So by the time you step into actual work environments, you will do so with confidence.

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Raylee Gormley

Trainer

I have worked in the community services/disability/aged care and mental health sectors for over 20 years – firstly as a support worker, then working my way to be the Manager of a Disability Provider organisation. Starting as a support worker has given me the insight into training future support workers and AINs – and I can also relate to their issues, anecdotes and anxieties students experience within this industry.

Noime Paumig

Trainer

I have been working in aged care and as a nursing aid for over 10 years now. I started as a Personal Care Assistant which allowed me to have hands-on experience in taking care of residents in the Aged Care facility. Current training was done during the whole duration of my work and with that, I have been more knowledgeable on how to face every circumstance and situations with the workplace.

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CHC33021 Certificate III in

Individual Support

Industry-Expert Trainers
Quick & Friendly Support
Work Placement Partnerships
Receive a Job-Ready Certification
Course starting
price
1,300
Students enrolled
since 2011
6,561
Download Self funded Fact Sheet
Download Govt. funded Fact Sheet

Enquire today

With Apex Training Institute, you can confidently achieve your CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification. It will help you step into a new vocation that is much in-demand in the job market.

If you want to find out more about taking the important next step to acquiring this qualification, contact us today at Apex.  Our friendly team is on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and look forward to hearing from you.

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Why students love us

5.0

I was able to do this course online, and staff of apex used to respond my emails and queries whenever I encountered within short span of time which I found helpful, and they also helped me in finding my placement in my nearby locations, which was a great help.

Maitri Manishbhai Gelani
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
5.0

“Apex Institute taught me detailed knowledge and skills needed for this great career of Disability and Age care. Infact, their great intelligent and skillful tutors, good teaching environment, availability of teaching/ training equipment, and even self explanatory course contents are all superb.I am confident that the knowledge and skills instilled in me by Apex institute and practical skills acquired during my placement would be essential and useful for me in this great career.”

Ismail Olarewaju Adedoyin
CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
5.0

Due to the flexibility of the course program its highly encouraging

Ifeoma Eche
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there assessments or exams in the course? 

When you fill out the application form, you will find the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. You may access the application forms any time by going to the Courses page.

What are the requirements needed to qualify for the government funding program?

You must meet or have the following requirements:

  • Proof of DOB
  • Proof of QLD residency (driver's license, house rental contract)
  • A permanent resident visa and medicare
  • should not be previously enrolled in Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma courses
  • Concession card (optional)
Will I be assigned a facility for placement?

We have partnered with several facilities to provide the best placement experiences to our students. Students are required to fill out an application form and the facilities then confirm if they are able to accept the student. Apex does not assign a facility to a student but supports and helps them with their application to the facility they want to join. Students are allowed to find placement facilities outside of the ones that Apex has partnered with if there is a specific preference.

What career support do you provide?

Please refer to the course fact sheets on the Resources page.

When can I get my certificate?

Certificates are given out to all students that complete their course work. This includes in class assignments as well as placements. Upon completion, the trainers review all of the assigned work and placement workbooks and if they are satisfactory, a certificate is then issued within 3 weeks of completion.

I have qualifications, training and/or experience in this field. Can I get my previous training or experience credited?

You most certainly can. There are a number of things that can be done to reduce the amount of time and units you need to study, including:

  • Recognition of prior learning - this process recognises previous work experience, previous formal and informal education among other things;
  • Recognition of statements of attainments issued by other RTOs - known as credit transfers; and,
  • Recognition of qualifications issued by other RTOs - also known as credit transfers.

For more information on all these programs, please check out the Student Handbook found on the Resources page.

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