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Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Code:
CHC33015

Put your passion into practice – become a support worker

To prepare the Australian support workforce to meet the massive demand of an ageing population, the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council (CSHISC) recently announced an updated training package to give personal care and support workers more flexibility to meet the needs of the industry.

The brand new Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) is included in this package. It supersedes the current Certificate III level courses in aged, disability and home and community care and is now the standard qualification for the industry. Field’s qualification is ideal for those new to the industry or existing workers looking to upskill. You will learn to maintain an empowering environment for your clients, support their independence and wellbeing, provide individual support as well as facilitate the interests and rights and of your clients, and be rewarded for it.

What will I learn?

Completing this qualification can lead to:

  • a firm foundation to build a career as a professional support worker
  • acquiring the skills and knowledge required to deliver up-to-date care which will improve the quality of life for people who have a disability or are elderly
  • confidence to deliver care with safety, dignity and in a way which meets the specific needs of an individual
  • greater job flexibility and career choices due to the ability to work across aged care, disability and home and community care
  • a direct pathway to Certificate IV training.

No prerequisites are required to enrol in this course, however there is a minimum requirement of language and literacy skills. Applicants would be expected to be able to read instructions and complete basic reports.

Course structure

The course comprises 14 units, including 7 core and 7 electives. A Certificate III in Individual Support takes 6 months to complete. Delivery begins with 3 full days; the remaining sessions are scheduled over 1 day per week for 6  hour sessions. Importantly, there are 120 hours of work placement.  This course is currently delivered under a traineeship model.

Ongoing coaching and mentoring will be provided from experienced trainers.

Fees and funding

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*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding. Course fees are based on a number of factors and depend on an individual’s eligibility for government funding. Please call Field on 1300 360 185 to discuss funding eligibility and the most appropriate funding or payment option for you. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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