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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.
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
About this course
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 an 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.
Is this career path right for me?
Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the elderly and the disabled? Do you have:
- A friendly and caring approach?
- The ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds?
- Tact and sensitivity?
- A respectful approach to clients?
- Patience and a sense of humour?
- Reliability and flexibility?
- The ability to be a good listener?
- Team working skills and the ability to use your own initiative?
If you answered yes to the above, then this course will help you begin a rewarding career in the health care industry.
How much will it cost me?
Fee for Service:
Prices start from $2730.00.
A range of Weekly or Fortnightly Payment Plans is available. (Charges may apply)
This course requires successful completion of the (LLN)Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test.
This course requires the ability to apply for a DCSI – Working with Children and Vulnerable Adults employment screening and a Criminal Record Check (CRC), through a State or Territory Police Service. Upon enrolment, Enable College will notify you to complete an application. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.
Pathways in Individual Support
The Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing disability and aged care industries. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support clients in a variety of settings.
- Accommodation support worker
- Care worker
- Community care worker
- Community support worker
- Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
- Field officer
- Home care assistant
- In-home respite worker
- Nursing assistant
- Personal care assistant
- Personal care worker
- Residential care worker
- Support worker
This course is made up of 17 units of study, these are divided into 7 core units, 4 units that will relate to the disability specialisation, 3 units relating to the aged care specialisation and 2 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for. You will also be expected to complete 240 Hours of Work Placement.
|CORE UNITS (7)|
|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|
|AGEING SPECIFICATION (3 UNITS)|
|CHCAGE001||Facilitate the empowerment of older people|
|CHCAGE005||Provide support to people living with dementia|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|DISABILITY SPECIFICATION (4 UNITS)|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|2 ELECTIVES OF CHOICE|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCAGE006||Provide food services|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|HLTHPS006||Assist clients with medication|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures|
|BSBINM201||Process and maintain workplace information|
What if I have studied before?
If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.
If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.
The Certificate III in Individual Support is offered as both full time and part time at our Adelaide campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide) or through our blended learning model. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.
Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 40 hours per week. There is also an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each week.
Part-time training: This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 20 hours per week There is an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each fortnight.
In Class Learning
This form of learning allows you the benefits of working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face. Learning materials are provided to you to work through in class, and complete remaining questions in personal study.
Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course. Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.
Through our blended learning model, you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required. This form of learning allows you the benefits of also working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face.
Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Ageing and Disability through Individual Support, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.
- Study on Campus
- Work Placement
- Study Online
- Full Time Available
- Part Time Available