CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Suppor
Course Code:
Certificate III

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support 

Suitable Course Candidate

This 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. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

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.

Qualification Pathway

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded the nationally recognised qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support , Course graduates gain the minimum qualification to be able to work in residential facilities that care for the aged such as nursing homes and supported accommodation. This qualification is primarily for work in residential facilities under direct or indirect supervision within clearly defined organizational guidelines and service plans.

Occupational titles may include:

In Home Respite Worker,Nurse’s Aide,Community Access Coordinator,Planned activity assistant,Accommodation Support Worker,Care Service Employee,Community care worker,Food Services Deliverer,Disability Service Officer,Care assistant,Client Assistant,Care Worker,Community House Worker,Home care assistant ,Residential Care Worker,Residential Support Worker,Senior Personal Care Assistant,Transport Support Worker,Field Officer (Community Services),Family Support Worker,School Support Officer (Disability),Residential aide

Course Units

Total number of units = 13

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome


Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Core Units

National Course Code

Unit Name


Provide individualised support


Support independence and well being


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Course Charges (Traineeships)

Course charges for each qualification delivered in a Traineeship arrangement will be charged at the prescribed rate of $3.25 per nominal hour commenced, and each unit of competency in each course has a nominal hour allocated to it. Please CLICK HERE   for each unit of competency’s nominal hour allocation and multiply by the prescribed rate, currently at $3.25. Any unit commenced will be charged to the student or employer if engaged in workplace training in compliance of the VET FEES & CHARGES POLICY 2021 

Example:   SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices   = 15 nominal hours = $48.75

Course charges vary due to the electives selected  and units will be charged once commenced at yearly nominal rate fee

Contact or call 1300 60 62 67 for any course you wish to review for yourself or your workplace and relevant charges.

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RPL is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through:
• Formal training conducted by industry or education, Work experience & Life experience
The main principle of RPL focuses on the outcomes of learning rather than when or where the learning occurred. Evidence of competency is collected by the student and submitted to the nominated assessor and assessment is made based on the required industry standard within the relevant training package unit of competency. If you believe this may apply to you for any part of the course, then you should request an application kit during the enrolment process.

TIAWA recognises statements of attainments and qualifications issues by any another Registered Training Organisation within Australia.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support can lead to careers as a:

Care Assistant / Care Worker / Care Service Employee
Home Care Assistant / In-home Respite Worker / Residential Care Worker
Personal Care Assistant / Personal Care Giver / Personal Care Worker
Community Support Worker / Community Care Worker / Community House Worker
Accommodation Support Worker / Support Worker
Assistant in Nursing / Nursing Assistant