CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) (Only for Domestic Students)

CHC33015  Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Duration: 52 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement
AQF Level: 3
Course Delivery: Face-to-Face and Blended Mode


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.

Areas of Study

Healthcare Management

Community Service

Course Entry Requirements:

18 years of age or older

Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent

Be able to read and comprehend course requirements

Have an intermediate understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments

Course Duration

52 weeks including holidays and 120 hours of work placement

Work Placement

All students undertaking this qualification are required to undertake work placement as part of this qualification. Work placement provides the student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learning in the classroom.

Prior to undertaking work placement all student must undertake a Working with Children’s Check and must have this in place at the commencement of work placement. Students may also be required to undertake a National Police check depending upon the organisation’s individual requirements where they are undertaking the work placement. Additional information on work placement and work placement requirements are outlined at student orientation.

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 13 units of competency that is made up of 7 core units and 6 elective units

Core units

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

Elective units 

CHCAGE001  Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005  Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011  Meet personal support needs

HLTINF001  Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

CHCAGE002  Implement falls prevention strategies

HLTAID003  Provide first aid

Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability.

Career opportunities
Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

Personal Care

Assistant Home Care

Assistant Personal care Worker

Support Worker

Disability Worker


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