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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Overview 

This is a qualification that provides students with the ability to support patients who are in nursing homes, hospitals or clinics due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Workers will be expected to perform a range of tasks which may include: following care plans to provide care to clients, assisting with personal care (showering, bathing, shaving, toileting, oral hygiene, dressing), assisting with meals and feeding, assisting clients to move around, assisting with lifting and turning clients who are immobile or confined to bed and communicating with families.

The job role requires a person who is patient, has good communication skills, uses discretion and judgement, has a commitment to the rights of the elderly and disabled people to live dignified lives and who takes responsibility for their own outputs.

Relevant Job Roles 
  • In-home respite worker
  • Nurse's Aide
  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability service officer
  • Care worker
  • Community house worker
  • Home care assistant
  • Residential care worker
  • Residential support worker
  • Senior Personal care assistant
  • Field officer (Community Services)
  • Family support workeer
Entry Requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.  However, it is expected that students will have appropriate language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the training and assessment requirements.

Units of Study 

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

CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

CHCPAL001 Delivery care services using a palliative

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Face-to-Face Schedule 

For information on course delivery options and timetables please contact

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

You can apply for RPL if you have the knowledge and skills gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences.  If you feel that you may qualify for RPL, please contact our office for further information about the process to demonstrate your experience and knowledge.


Enrolment Fee  $400.00 (non refundable)

Course Fee $3,500.00

Recognition of Prior Learning  $180.00 per unit

Students are responsible for the purchase of text book/s relevant to this qualification. Payment plans are available.


  • Course learning and assessment material (excluding text book/s)
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Certification upon successful completion
Course Summary 

This qualification is made up of 13 units of competency (subjects).

Units of competency selected for this qualification are:

Core units - 7 core units you must complete as part of the qualification and

Elective units - 6 elective units are the units that you choose to be most suitable for your learning needs.

For our face to face workshops, we have chosen the elective units that we know are most beneficial and relevant to the majority of our students.

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