Certificate III in Individual
Support (090829J)

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.

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


Duration 26 weeks including holidays & 120 hours
of work placement
AQF Level 3
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Areas of Study

  • Healthcare Management
  • Community Service

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.

Work Placement Requirement

Immunization Form, National Police Check (less then 12 months old), Working with Children

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

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
HLTINF001 Comply with infection, prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID011 Provide first aid

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Personal Care
  • Assistant Home Care
  • Assistant Personal care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Worker

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.

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