Certificate III in Individual Support

Do you enjoy supporting people and making a difference in people’s lives? Then this course is for you.

This qualification reflects the role of support workers in the community and/or residential setting following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

This qualification includes:

  • Assisting and improving the quality of life of people with a disability and the elderly
  • Helping your clients to live with respect and dignity and maintain as much independence for as long as possible

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Care Worker/Assistant
  • Residential Care Worker
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • Skills and knowledge required to provide care for elderly clients and administer related tasks
  • Skills to apply and follow legislative requirements in the care industry

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before you start your course. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 5-8 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements:

  • Current National Police Check (arranged through SGSCC)
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (assistance creating an account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Attend work placement (arranged by SGSCC) and be workplace assessed (minimum 120 hours)
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 120 hours (15 days) in a care service facility.
  • You will work as a student (unpaid) during work placement.
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment.
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to get a current national criminal record check to allow you to work in a care service facility. SGSCC will assist you with this application process.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us, then show us you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 13 units of learning

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

When you have completed and been deemed competent you can:

  • Progress with SGSCC to the CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability, CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or the CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services.

Fee and Payment options:

  • $1,750 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $3,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 3 Term Course
  • Days: Mondays & Tuesdays 9.30am-3pm
  • Units of Learning: 13
  • Requirements: 15 days of work placement
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program:

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled page for further information.

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training:

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015.
  • Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (CHCDIS002)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (CHCDIS007)
  • Recognise healthy body systems (HLTAAP001)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Provide support to people living with dementia (CHCAGE005)
  • Follow safe work practices for direct client care (HLTWHS002)
  • Facilitate the empowerment of older people (CHCAGE001)
  • Meet personal support needs (CHCCCS011)
  • Provide individualised support (CHCCCS015)
  • Support independence and wellbeing (CHCCCS023)
  • Support relationships with carers and families (CHCCCS025)
  • Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)