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CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

This course provides you with foundational skills and knowledge to work in the aged, disability, home, and community care industry. You’ll learn to work with individuals to support their independence and well-being, in their homes or in community settings.


You will learn how to support independence and well-being, gain a variety of technical skills, and develop a range of transferable skills from communication to teamwork. This specialized course will give you the skills to provide home and community support services to facilitate the empowerment of older people, people with a disability, and people living with dementia.

CRICOS code: 112495G


Course Duration

The total Course Duration of 26 weeks includes the:

  • Face-to-face sessions in the classroom

  • Work Placement

  • Study Break


Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent

  • Overseas students must have a minimum overall band of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.


Career Opportunities

  • Aged Care Worker

  • Respite Care Worker

  • Personal Care Giver

  • Disability Services Worker

  • Direct Care Worker

  • Home Help Worker

  • Personal Care Worker



The units of competency are assessed using any of the following methods:

  • Theory Tasks

  • Workplace Tasks / Projects

  • Observation


After the Successful Completion of

Certificate III in Individual Support, students can pursue the Diploma of Community Services


  • CHCLEG001 -  Work legally and ethically

  • CHCDIV001 -   Work with diverse people

  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services

  • CHCCCS041 -  Recognise healthy body systems

  • CHCCCS031 -  Provide individualized support

  • CHCCCS038 -  Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

  • CHCCCS040 -  Support independence and wellbeing

  • CHCAGE011 -  Provide support to people living with dementia

  • CHCAGE013 -  Work effectively in aged care

  • CHCPAL003 -   Deliver care services using a palliative approach 

  • CHCDIS012 -   Support community participation and social inclusion

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

  • CHCDIS020 -   Work effectively in disability support 

  • HLTINF006 -     Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

  • HLTWHS002 -   Follow safe work practices for direct client care

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