CHC33021

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 CHC33021 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. 

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

For information regarding the enrolment process, how to access your USI and general learner support, please refer to the Learner Handbook.

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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

15

Work Placement

120 hours (mandatory requirement)

Price

Online: $2,430

Face-to-face: $4,050

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

Online Self-Paced

 ONLINE SELF-PACED

Enrolling now.

Flexible, online learning, at your own pace. 120 hours of work placement is required if not working in the industry. This course is suitable for students interested in the disability or aged care sector or those currently working in the industry. Limited places available.

Price: Funded for eligible NSW & QLD residents

Townsville - Breakthru College

TOWNSVILLE

Taking expressions of interest.

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

Price: Funded for eligible QLD residents

Innisfail QLD

CAIRNS

Commencing Monday, 29 April 2024

Held 2 days per week for 6 months. 120 hours of work placement is required if not working in the industry. Work placement and job opportunities may be available. Limited places available.

Price: Funded for eligible QLD residents

Innisfail QLD

DUBBO

Taking expressions of interest.

Held 2 days per week for 6 months. 120 hours of work placement is required if not working in the industry. Work placement and job opportunities may be available. Limited places available.

Price: Funded for eligible NSW residents

Pathways from the qualification

Students who complete this course may wish to continue to the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, CHC43121 Certificate IV in Disability Support 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.

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

Breakthru College will use the following delivery methods:
  • Face to face / virtual 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.

You are expected to allocate a minimum of 27 to 33 hours per week to undertake this qualification. This includes training, self-paced study, supervised and non-supervised assessment activities, and work placement requirements.

If you are an existing worker in the industry, you may with permission use your workplace for your work placement hours and assessment. 

 

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.

Units of competency

There are fifteen (15) units of competency to complete for the whole qualification, comprising of nine (9) core units and six (6) elective units. A work placement of 120 hours is also required to achieve this qualification.

 

Breakthru College offers the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support in two streams – Ageing and Disability.

  • In order to be awarded with a CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) stream, you must complete the below nine (9) core units plus all six (6) elective units
  • In order to be awarded with a CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) stream, you must complete the below nine (9) core units plus six (6) elective units
    Code Title Core or Elective
    HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control Core
    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
    CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing Core
    CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support Core
    CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support Core
    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
    CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems Core
    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services Core
    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core

    Code | Title | Core or Elective

    HLTINF006
    Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    Core

    HLTWHS002
    Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    Core

    CHCCCS040
    Support independence and wellbeing
    Core

    CHCCCS038
    Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
    Core

    CHCCCS031
    Provide individualised support
    Core

    CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    Core

    CHCCCS041
    Recognise healthy body systems
    Core

    CHCCOM005
    Communicate and work in health or community services
    Core

    CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    Core

     

    Group A – CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

    All the electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

     
    Code Title Core or Elective
    CHCAGE011 Provide support for people living with dementia Elective
    CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care Elective
    CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach Elective
    CHCCCS033 Identify and report abuse Elective
    CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carer and family Elective
    CHCAGE007 Recognise and report risk of falls Elective
    Group A – CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

    All the electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

    Code | Title | Core or Elective

    CHCAGE011
    Provide support to people living with dementia
    Elective

    CHCAGE013
    Work effectively in aged care
    Elective

    CHCPAL003
    Deliver care services using a palliative approach​
    Elective

    CHCCCS033
    Identify and report abuse​
    Elective

    CHCCCS036
    Support relationships with carer and family
    Elective

    CHCAGE007
    Recognise and report risk of falls​
    Elective

    Group B – CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

    All electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

     
    Code Title Core or Elective
    CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Elective
    CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support Elective
    CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion Elective
    CHCCCS036 Support relationships with carers and families Elective
    CHCCCS033 Identify and report abuse Elective
    CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues Elective
    Group B – CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

    All electives below must be selected for award of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

    Code | Title | Core or Elective

    CHCDIS011
    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
    Elective

    CHCDIS020
    Work effectively in disability support
    Elective

    CHCDIS012
    Support community participation and social inclusion
    Elective

    CHCDCCS036
    Support relationships with carer and family
    Elective

    CHCCCS033
    Identify and report abuse
    Elective

    CHCMHS001
    Work with people with mental health issues
    Elective

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