CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
(Ageing, Disability, Home and Community streams)

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require assistance due to an ageing, disability or some other reason.

Career Opportunities: Personal Care Worker, Assistant in Nursing, Support Worker, Respite Worker, Community Care Worker

Course Code: CHC33015

2020 intake dates: Rolling intake throughout 2020.

Course Duration: 12 months.

Mode of delivery: Full-time using a combination of online learning, classroom-based training and work experience (practicum placement).
Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, classroom-based training is currently delivered in our online classroom.

Practicum placement: Students who are not employed in a registered and approved home and community care facility must complete a minimum of 120 hours of practicum placement. This practicum placement is mandatory, and a requirement for completion of this qualification. Our support team may be able to assist students in arranging their practicum placement, but we encourage students to contact industry and arrange their own (the placement must, however, be approved by A Grade Education and Training prior to commencement). Students must obtain a positive National Criminal History check before commencing placement.

Due to current COVID19 restrictions, there may be some restriction to work placement. However, this may change as the government reduces the restrictions.

Course Structure: The Certificate III in Individual Support is made up of a total of 13 units of competency. The course includes 7 core units and 6 elective units. The choice of electives units enables the students to specialise in elderly or senior care, disability care, or home and community care.

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

Group A - AGEING specialisation

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

Group B - DISABILITY specialisation

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

Group C - HOME AND COMMUNITY specialisation

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

The Certificate III in Individual Support allows you to specialise in three care settings. You can specialise in just a single area or choose any combination, including gaining specialisations for all three.

A. If you want to be a specialist in an aged care setting and gain the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), you need to complete the core units and six electives where:

  • Three electives are from Group A
  • At least one elective from Group B, Group C or other electives listed by the CSHISC
  • Up to 2 electives related to your work outcome from any endorsed training package

B. If you want to be a specialist in a community care setting and gain the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), you need to complete the core units and six electives:

  • Four electives are from Group B
  • Two additional electives from Group A, Group C, or other electives listed by the CSHISC or any elective related to your work outcome from any endorsed training package

C. If you want to be a specialist in a disability setting and gain the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community), you need to complete the core units and six electives:

  • At least four electives from Group C
  • Two additional electives from Group A, Group B, or other electives listed by the CSHISC or any elective related to your work outcome from any endorsed training package

Entry Requirement

  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Certificate III in Individual Support level study.
  • Learners must obtain a positive National Criminal History Check.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A Grade Education and Training encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

If you have relevant work experience or have completed appropriate training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). If you think you are eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning contact our office for further information.

For more course information, fees and refunds, extensions, appeals, and our policies and procedures, download the Student Handbook