Certificate III in Individual Support
Start your career in disability or aged care
Start a fulfilling new career in the community services, disability or aged care industry with a Certificate III in Individual Support!
This nationally recognised qualification will give you the practical skills and knowledge required to provide person-centred support for people with disability and the elderly in both home and community environments.
Support Worker, Aged Care Worker, Personal Care Giver or similar
Students must have standard Language, Literacy and numeracy skills and will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at Certificate III level. A current Police Check is a requirement before the commencement of practical placement.
Classroom delivery 2-3 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.
Online study options available.
In New South Wales you may be eligible under this qualification for Smart & Skilled funding.
In Queensland, you may be eligible under this qualification for Certificate 3 Guarantee Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative.
New South Wales
Units of competency
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Work legally and ethically
Communicate and work in health or community Services
Work with diverse people
Support independence and well being
Provide individualised support
Recognise healthy body systems
Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
Contribute to ongoing skills development using strength base approach
Follow established person centred behaviour supports
Support community participation and inclusion
Support relationships with carers and families
Provide home and community support services
Jacky | Skilling Queenslanders for Work participant - Brisbane
I completed my training with breakthru in January 2018. The course was a Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer was the best I have ever had, as she made the course so interesting and hands on. The trainer's visits and feedback while on practical work placement was super supportive and by the end of the course, I was employed!.
What may be surprising to people reading this is I am in my 60’s!! and have found my dream job!
The three R’s - The Right course, the Right Trainer and the Right Company!! Thankyou breakthru! Life can begin in your sixty’s!