Start your career in the growing aged care industry.
Full time -
24 weeks

Part time-
~48 weeks
20-25 Hours Per Week

120 Hours of Work Placement
From $2,300
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The Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing disability industry. You will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the needs of older people, support their health and wellbeing and work with their individualised plans.

Studying with Enable College means you will be supported every step of the way by experienced trainers and friendly staff. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support people with a disability in a variety of settings.

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course


The Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing disability industry. You will learn the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the needs of older people, support their health and wellbeing and work with their individualised plans.

Studying with Enable College means you will be supported every step of the way by experienced trainers and friendly staff. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care for and support people with a disability in a variety of settings.

Is this career path right for me?

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you want to make a difference to 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 $2300.00
Additional cost of up to $46.00 for National Police Clearance (issued through SAPOL) and DHS Checks $62.15.

Work Ready Eligible students $550.00
The fees include First Aid, Manual Handling, National Police Check and DHS clearances

A $75.00 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time.

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Entry Requirements


The following entry requirements need to be met prior to course commencement:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of course induction
  • Must be able to participate in 120 hours of work placement
  • Ability to gain a clean police clearance
  • Must hold a current Driver’s Licence
  • Complete all enrolment processes as per the Enable College enrolment policy and procedure

 

  • Fee for Service Students
  • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable College LLN test
  • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)

 

  • Eligible Work Ready Students
  • Complete CSPA assessment and the Work Ready Upfront Assessment of Need process
  • Attend suitability interview – see Enable College Suitability and Support Needs Checklist and Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure ( Work Ready)

 

  • Must reside in Metropolitan Adelaide
  • Students must have access to a computer, email, and internet
  • Students must have a level of physical fitness to work within the Disabilitiy industry.

Pathways in Individual Support

The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the qualifications and expertise to work in the growing disability care industry. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical work experience to care for and support clients in a variety of settings.

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Possible Outcomes

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Personal Carer
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Home Help Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service provider

Study Pathways

The Community Services Training Package promotes continued development of workers through attainment of higher-level qualifications. Pathways can go via both the Vocational and Higher Education sectors. Students can pathway into courses such as Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Diploma of Nursing.

Course Units

This course is made up of 13 units of study, these are divided into 7 core units and 6 elective units. Our range of electives
is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for.

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
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
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Recognition of prior learning

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.

RPL fees are $200.00

Credit Transfer

If the student has a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework from any state or territory, the RTO will automatically give exemptions for those units of competency provided they are current. Credit transfer will be provided on the student record.

Other related courses

Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing
Certificate IV in Disability
Certificate IV in Mental Health


Delivery

This course is offered as both full time (20-25 study hours per week) and part-time (15 study hours per week) either on campus or through our blended learning model.

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. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real-life situations through work placement.

Optional study tutorials are available every Wednesday evening. Friday morning, and on arrangement with the trainer that is assigned to support the student. The assessment due date is one every 2 weeks for a full-time student and one assessment per month for a part-time student. Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Full Time Available
  • Part Time Available

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