CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 093374M


This qualification reflects the role of workers who provide individualised support to people within the ageing and community sector.


Personal care worker


Students can pathway into courses such as Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and Diploma of Nursing.

Course Delivery

This program will be delivered over a period of 5 months, four days per week, 5 hours per day from 9am to 3pm with a 1 hour lunch break. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 120 hours of practical placement required as a student on practical placement in a residential organisation must be completed, 5 days per week over 3 weeks full time.

Entry Requirements

Student must be must be 18 years of age or turning 18 years of age within two months of course commencement. Prior to enrolment, students must obtain and provide evidence of a satisfactory police clearance certificate. Working with children check (only required if completing placement in home and community care). Students must have a current valid level two first aid certificate prior to placement. Booklist Mosbys 3rd or 4th Edition Long Term Caring Textbook. Placement uniform navy or black pants, enclosed duty shoes and SuniTAFE logo embroidered polo shirt. This is arranged with the teacher prior to placement. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to determine individual student needs, their ACSF core skills profile and suitability to this course.

Expected Time to Complete

5 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing 80
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 50
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 50
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 60
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication 80
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $2,528
Concession $912
RPL Government Subsidised $1,224
RPL Concession $245
RPL Self-funded $1,836
Self-Funded $3,140

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Part Time, KG-25
2019 January Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 January Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based
2019 January Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, KG-25
2019 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, KG-25
2019 January Mildura Campus Classroom Based