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 strongly encouraged to contact a host organisation and arrange their work placement as early as possible.

In the event that students are not able to secure their own work placement, please contact breakthru College so that we can assist you to secure work placement.

Students will also be required to obtain a number of clearances as listed below. Please note it is the student’s responsibility to check with their work placement host organisation regarding what screening is required, as some organisations have different policies and procedures.

• 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

 

Disability Job Prospects:

Disability support worker, Residential care assistant, NDIS worker, NDIS Disability support worker.

Ageing Job Prospects:

Aged care social worker, Aged care assistant, Residential support worker, Homecare assistant, Care service employee.

Course locations

IPSWICH

Held 3 days per week for a duration of 16 weeks, plus 120 hours work placement. Potential job opportunities will be made available through our Aged Care partners. Limited places available.

Next class: Tuesday, 4th October 2022

Price: Funded for eligible students

ROCKHAMPTON

Currently excepting expressions of interest. Expected course arrangement will be 2 days per week for 6 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited places only.

Next class: Monday, 17th October 2022

Price: Funded for eligible students

 

Innisfail QLD

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM 

This online class is delivered by breakthru College. The course will take place 2 evenings per week, Mondays and Thursdays, for 5 months. Limited places available.

Next class: Thursday, 6th October 2022

Price: Funded for eligible students

GOLD COAST

Our Gold Coast course will run for 2 evenings per week, for a duration of 20 weeks, plus 120 hours of work placement. Expressions of interest welcome, please enquire for more information. Limited places only.

Next class: Monday, 17th October 2022

Price: Funded for eligible students

 

TOWNSVILLE

Our Townsville course is fully-funded for unemployed, underemployed and other disadvantaged groups. Classes run 3 days per week for 4 months, plus 120 hours of work placement. Limited spots.

Next class: Monday, 17th October 2022

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
You must demonstrate that you have the required level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills necessary to complete this course by undertaking a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. Please note that our LLN assessment is conducted via our LLN Robot purchased from the Learning Resources Group.
Physical Requirements
Learners 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 and supporting clients with transfers. Learners may also be required to stand or walk for long periods of time.
Resource Requirements

To effectively participate in their studies, all online learners are required to have their own laptop / tablet installed with Microsoft Office or similar. Learners are also required to have access to a stable internet connection and a computer / laptop / tablet to participate in an online LLN assessment.

breakthru College also has an option to provide physical copies of learning and assessment resources for face to face students.

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 their learning.
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 be advised that if you are enrolled in an online delivery mode, you are required to attend one of our sites for practical training and assessment in a simulated environment. Our sites are located in NSW and QLD, please reach out for more information.

If you are an existing worker in the industry, you may with permission use your workplace to conduct practical training and assessment. However, if you are a new entrant to this industry, you will be required to attend one of the sites on the scheduled dates.

 

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 social 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
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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