CHC33015

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 CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification!

This nationally recognised 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.

Please note that students are required to organise their own work placement and breakthru College is not responsible to ensure that you have a placement. If you are having trouble securing a placement, please contact your Trainer/Assessor for help as soon as possible.

Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. However, it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required as organisations may each have slightly different requirements.

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with children check
  • Vaccination record check
  • Code of Conduct check

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Course overview

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AQF Level

Certificate III

Course Duration

6 to 12 months depending on mode of delivery

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Delivery Method

Classroom or Online
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Total Number of Units

13

Work Placement

120 hours (mandatory requirement)

Career Opportunities

Care Worker, Home Care Assistant, Residential Care Worker, Care Service Employee

Course locations

ORANGE
Course starts on 6th September

This online and face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on Semptember 6. The course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

DUBBO
Course starts on 6th September

This online and face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on September 6. The course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

PORT MACQUARIE
Course starts on 22nd September

This online and face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on September 22. The course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

TOWNSVILLE
Course starts on 6th September

This face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on September 6. The course arragement will be 3 days per week for 4 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

BUNDABERG
Course starts on 30th August

This face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on August 30. The course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

HERVEY BAY
Course starts on 1st September

This face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on September 1. The course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

CAIRNS
Course starts on 13th September

This face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on September 13. The course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

Innisfail QLD

INNISFAIL
Course starts on 15th September

This face-to-face course is delivered by breakthru starting on September 15. The course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Price: Funded for eligible students

Pathways from the qualification

Students who complete this course may wish to continue to the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability or any other Certificate IV level qualification from CHC Community Services or other training packages appropriate to their chosen career.

Entry requirements

breakthru College has the following entry requirements:

Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Have the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required by the course by completing a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment conducted by breakthru staff members which includes a written test and interview to complete the verbal component of the test. The LLN test assists breakthru to identify whether students’ LLN skills are at a level suited to the course requirements. It also assists our trainers to prepare individual learning plans for each successful applicant where skills weaknesses are identified.
Physical Requirements
Participants will need to have a reasonable level of fitness as the role may involve a variety of physical tasks such as providing personal care, assisting clients with mobility, transfers and there can be considerable time standing and walking.
Resource Requirements
All students are required to bring their own laptop / computer installed with Microsoft Office or similar, to participate in our classes.

Delivery and assessment

Classroom delivery 2 days a week, plus 120 hours of work placement.

breakthru College will use the following delivery methods:
  • Face to face classroom (theory and practical sessions) – includes classroom-based delivery for knowledge and practical teaching in a simulated environment
  • Self-paced study (structured and mandatory) – students are required to undertake self-study to complete a range of structured activities such as reading, research, completing case studies, and quizzes to reinforce your learning.
  • Unsupervised study hours – students will be required to do research, private study and/or assignment work in their own time. The nature of this unsupervised study hours is unstructured.
breakthru College will use the following assessment methods:
  • Oral or Written Questions
  • Observation / Demonstration / Role-play
  • Report
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Case Study
  • Research
  • Journal / Log
  • Third Party Report
You will be required to complete a range of activities throughout the course depending on the requirements of each unit of competency. You will also be provided with the assessment and delivery plan at the commencement of your course which outlines the topics to be covered, duration, resources and due dates.

Online study options are also available. Please contact us for more information.

Support Arrangements

Students will be provided with the following support services:

  1. One on one support
  2. Computer and technology support
  3. Referral to external support services
  4. Reasonable adjustments to training and assessments.

Funding eligibility

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 Skills Assure funding.

Course locations

Locations are available upon request. Please speak to our friendly training team for more information.

Cost and pricing

Please contact our friendly training staff on 1800 767 212 for our course fee.

Units of competency

The course consists of 13 units of competency and is delivered within a period of 6 months (for face to face mode) or 12 months (for online delivery mode). A work placement of 120 hours is also required.

breakthru College offers a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support in two streams – Ageing and Disability.

  • In order to be awarded with a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) stream, you must complete the below seven (7) core units plus all six (6) elective units from group A.
  • In order to be awarded with a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) stream, you must complete the below seven (7) core units plus six (6) elective units from group B.
Code Title Core or Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core

Code | Title | Core or Elective

CHCCCS015
Provide individualised support
Core

CHCCCS023
Support independence and well being
Core

CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services
Core

CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
Core

CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
Core

HLTAAP001
Recognise healthy body systems
Core

HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Core

Group A – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

All the electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). 

Code Title Core or Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and inclusion Elective
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Elective
Group A – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

All the electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

Code | Title | Core or Elective

CHCAGE001
Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Elective

CHCAGE005
Provide support to people living with dementia
Elective

CHCCCS011
Meet personal support needs
Elective

CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
Elective

CHCDIS003
Support community participation and inclusion
Elective

HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Elective

Group B – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

All electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Code Title Core or Elective
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Elective
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Elective
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion Elective
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Elective
Group B – CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

All electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

Code | Title | Core or Elective

CHCDIS001
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Elective

CHCDIS002
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Elective

CHCDIS003
Support community participation and social inclusion
Elective

CHCDIS007
Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Elective

CHCCCS025
Support relationships with carers and families
Elective

HLTINF001
Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Elective

Graduate stories

Slide 1 Steve
Brisbane

Doing the Individual Support course through breakthru led me to regular employment in the disability sector. Since completing my course I have moved up two levels in pay rate, supported co-workers passing on and sharing the knowledge I obtained. I am no longer on benefits, which was the most important thing I wanted to achieve thanks to the breakthru teams dedication and support this has been possible. I am very grateful to the staff there for there help and support.
Slide 1 Veronica
Brisbane

The staff and trainers went 'above and beyond' to support and encourage all of us with the necessary knowledge and understanding to successfully complete the course. Personally, I found nothing was too big or small for breakthru to assist and the three weeks of practical training gave me the extra confidence and skills needed to find employment. I have been employed as a Personal Care Worker/Support Worker in the community since completing my course, the team at breakthru are truly worth their weight in GOLD.
Slide 1 Charlie Charlie
Townsville

The course trainers delivered each course perfectly. We were well prepared and equipped with exactly what we needed to carry out our roles as support workers. breakthru even went to the extent of finding workplace placements once we completed the theory work. I was offered employment right where I did my work placement.

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1800 767 212

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