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Certificate III in
Individual Support

Domestic Students

Certificate III in Individual Support outline (Domestic)

Course Code: CHC33021

Course Description:

The certificate III in individual support reflects the role of workers in a range of community settings and clients’ homes, who provide training and support in a manner that empowers people with disabilities to achieve greater levels of independence, self-reliance, community participation and wellbeing. Workers promote a person-centred approach, work without direct supervision and may be required to supervise and/or coordinate a small team.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.

Entry requirements:

Entry requirements:

  • Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or
  • Mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake this course

Vocational placement requirements:

Before commencing vocational placement, students are required to complete the following:

1. Current Police Check (12 months)

2. Vocational placement host employer may require students to complete the NDIS Worker Screening Check Prior to commencing placement.

Students are required to complete at least 120 hours of work placement as part of course requirements.

GBCA has signed agreements with prospective employers to offer the work placement opportunities for its students. A list of these prospective employers will be provided to assist you in finding work

placement. Work placements will be arranged by the GBCA Work Placement Coordinator in conjunction with the student and GBCA trainers. The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules restricting unpaid work. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.

Students are required to discuss with the GBCA work placement coordinator if they wish to make their own work placement arrangement.

Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.

Course duration:

The certificate III in individual support course will be delivered over a maximum of 52 weeks including holidays

Schedule: 2 session per week

(Start term 2 2024)

Assessment methods:

Written Questions, Cultural research, Role play, Culture Reflections, Case studies, Workplace Observation, Simulation task, Workplace Improvements, Work placement project, Project, workplace Journal and portfolio, Work placement Task, Supervisor report.

Delivery mode:

Blended learning between face to face and online.

Government funding:

The certificate III in individual support course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Potential job opportunities for graduates for this course include:

  • Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant 
  • Community Worker 
  • Personal Care Assistant 
  • Residential Care Officer 
  • Support Worker in Aged Care facilities 
Unit CodeUnit Name
CHCCCS031Provide individualised support
CHCCCS040Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS041Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS038Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
CHCAGE011Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013Work effectively in aged care
CHCPAL003Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS020Work effectively in disability support
CHCDIS012Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS011Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

Course Factsheet

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support
In the realm of aged and disability care, the presence of individual support workers or personal support workers plays an absolutely indispensable role. These compassionate caregivers are like guardian angels, diligently creating a cocoon of comfort and safety around those who are ailing, elderly, or facing various physical and mental hurdles. Their unwavering commitment ensures that each person receives the tender love and care they truly deserve.

In the realm of aged and disability care, individual support workers or personal support workers are indispensable champions for those facing diverse challenges. They compassionately serve individuals who have encountered life’s trials, be it from birth, illness, or accidents. Their tender care extends to those bravely facing terminal illnesses, and they provide unwavering support to those with emotional or cognitive impairment due to substance abuse.

Moreover, these devoted caregivers lend a helping hand to the elderly, assisting them with motor skills or mobility issues that come with old age. They stand by those who have undergone specific treatments or therapies, guiding them through their journey of recovery. Furthermore, they serve as beacons of hope and healing for those who bear emotional, physical, or mental trauma from past experiences of abuse.

In all these circumstances, individual support workers are like empathetic pillars, providing comfort, encouragement, and a nurturing environment for those in their care. Their dedication and tenderness shine brightly, helping to uplift the lives of those they serve.

Enrolling in the Certificate III in Individual Support opens a myriad of exciting opportunities within the industry. Graduates can pursue diverse roles such as personal care assistants, personal caregivers, and community workers. The chance to work in aged care and disability assistance services promises immense gratification and a sense of deep fulfillment. Each day in this field will be filled with meaningful interactions and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those in need. It’s a journey of compassion, growth, and personal satisfaction that awaits those who embark on this rewarding career path.

Certificate III in Individual Support