CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Overview

If you are caring and passionate about helping people, choose to make a difference. The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support  will see you can make a difference in people’s lives by learning to Provide individualised support, Communicate and work in health or community services, Work with diverse people & Recognise healthy body systems.

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 Duration and Structure

• Delivered face-to-face, at two days per week at 6 hours per day for 52 weeks
• Workplace Tasks applications (4 hours per week);
• Research and project work (4 hours per week); and
• Minimum of 120 hours of practical experience within a Aged Care or Community Care Facility.

Entry requirements

• Applicants will be required to undertake a Pre Training Review to determine English level and overall suitability for the course, and;
• Current Police Check.


Upon completion of this course, students can undertake higher qualifications such as:

• CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
• CHC42015 – Certificate IV in Community Services
• CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Recognition Of Prior Learning (RPL)

For students who have previously completed a Nationally Accredited course maybe eligible to receive credit towards the course.

RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this Certificate III in individual support course.  During the enrolment process a potential Learner may discuss any prior evidence before commencing training to determine if they are eligible for RPL.  An additional fee for this service will be discussed with you upon application.

Resources available to the student at the College

• Fully equipped classroom (including projector, whiteboard, internet access, tea and coffee faculties);
• Learner and facilitator guides;
• Lesson plans;
• Relevant policies, procedures, legislative and regulatory materials;
• Laptops;
• Free Wi-Fi access;
• Guest speakers;
• PowerPoint presentations;
• Assessment handouts;
• Access to the local Council library;
• Educational posters located around the classroom for student reference;
• Library or access to learning resources;
• Student mentoring, if requested or required, to help her/him to meet competency and learning requirements;
• Encouragement of establishing study support groups; and
• Senior student buddy mentoring.

Course Outline

13 Units of Competency – 7 core and 6 elective units

Core Modules
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independance and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
Elective Modules
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour support
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and inclusion
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

For eligible student students, State Government Funding is available through the Skills First Program.

For full fee paying students, payments plans may be available

• Concession fee: $110 (includes $10.00 GST)

• Non Concession fee: $550 (includes $50.00 GST)

• Government Subsidised fee: $5,933 (includes $539.36 GST)

• Fee for service: $6,483 (includes $589.36 GST)

Please refer to the Refund Policy and Application for Payment Plan on the College Website for further information.

• Replacement of lost learner resources is an additional charge.
• A payment of AUD $20 may be required for the re-issuing of official academic transcript

How to apply

To apply for enrolment in this course please contact VASS College of Vocational Education by phone, email, fax or in person as per the details below. Our staff would love to talk with you about your study goals to determine the best course for you.

Contact us:

C1, 1 – 13 the Gateway,

Broadmeadows, Victoria, 3047

Phone: (03) 9359 2861

Fax: (03) 9359 2899

Email: [email protected]