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.
There are no specific academic entry requirements for this qualification.
Applicants for the Certificate III in Individual Support are expected to:
- Be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spreadsheet, email programs and internet search engines
- Have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oracy and numeracy competencies to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See Australian Core Skills Framework.
The above requirements could be demonstrated by applicants in a variety of ways such as:
- Having completed secondary school to year 11;
- Successful employment in a position that required use of computers in an office situation;
- Verified references from an employer indicating that the applicant has demonstrated the above requirements in their workplace;
- Via an interview process that assesses the applicant’s skills.
Work Placement Requirements
Work placement is required for 120 hours
Employers and work placement providers may require the following:
- National Police Clearance
- DHS checks
- Manual handling certificate
- Current first aid certificate
- Vaccinations must be up to date for work placement in the Ageing sector.
Students must be over 18 years of age to conduct work placement
Police checks are required for all students prior to commencing work placement
Other Course Requirements
Students are required to complete the written assessments outside of class time, which depending on the students underpinning knowledge, may be approximately 6-10 hours per week
Course length is 12 months
Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Adelaide
Delivery Modes Available
Externally through our online learning system
Full-time or part-time attendance at a group delivery in a venue conducted by a facilitator
Total course cost $3,500.00 or $500.00 if eligible for WorkReady funding (visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility criteria)
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.
Packaging for each specialisation:
All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).
At least four units from Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).
Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
If you have any questions regarding this course or would like to enrol, please contact us on:
Phone: 1300 885 697