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Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

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Do you want a job in a growing industry?

Develop the skills to care for those within the aged care, disability, or home and community care sector.

This new Certificate III in Individual Support replaces three former Certificate III qualifications in Aged Care, Disability and Home and Community Care.

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.

bestchance provides high-quality training and support for all students with a high focus on a person-centred approach for individual support. You will learn the required skills, techniques and procedures required to meet the needs of individuals.

bestchance offers three specialised streams through the delivery of this qualification;

  • Ageing
  • Disability
  • Home and Community Care

Please refer to ‘Course content’ for information relating to core and elective units for each specialised stream.

Features and benefits

  • bestchance Training has several industry partners providing placement opportunities with a residential and community care organisation.
  • Gain a qualification that can lead to employment.
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed by big institutions or returning to study after a long break? bestchance Training has small class sizes and provides the following support services to students:
    • Homework Club – All students can access the free 3 day per week club for additional support.
    • Conversational English – Support for students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
    • Prepare for Employment – Teaches students skills to become more employable.
  • bestchance Training has a dedicated team of highly experienced and qualified Trainers who are experts in their field.
  • Classes occur within school hours.
  • We are a not for profit organisation and have been in operation since 1895. We also provide 167 Early Childhood Education & Care Programs across Victoria to 6,500 children and families per year.

Call us on 1300 224 644 to come to an information session.

Frequently Asked Questions

A learner who has successfully completed the Certificate III in Individual Support may seek career opportunities in the following areas:

Aged Care Support worker, Disability Services officer, Personal Care Giver, Residential Disability Support Worker, Field officer and Respite Care Worker.

Further training pathways include:

  • CHC43015- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115- Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC50313- Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention

This course is delivered 2 days per week face to face in the classroom over 12 months.  Classes are from 9:30am-3:00pm. Learners are required to complete 120 hours of practical placement with an industry provider.

Learners also undertake some self-directed learning where they will complete workbook tasks, projects, research and assessments outside of class hours.

This course is undertaken as a combination of class based teaching, work placement and independent learning tasks. Assessments includes a mix of theory assessments including multiple choice, short answers and projects as well as observations of you demonstrating practical tasks in class room, simulated workplace and whilst on placement.

Students are required to attend classes as timetabled and allow time for additional independent study. Work placement totalling 120 hours is a requirement for successful completion of the course. Placement is conducted over 2 x 2-week blocks as per course schedule.

Learners can engage with their course teachers after class from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm via individual appointments, as well as via telephone and/or email. Learners also have access to support teachers (as per the Course Schedule) and administration staff as required. All learners can access the FREE 3 day per week homework club for additional support where required.

Learner support required is identified at the Pre-Training Review, learners have access to support programs such as: –

  • Conversational English
  • Study Skills Support
  • Digital Literacy
  • Prepare for Employment

Glen Waverley, Pakenham and/or Wyndham

Contact us to attend an information session to ensure your eligibility.

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with disabilities to apply for this training.

Student requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • All learners must hold a Working With Children’s Check.

We are currently taking expressions of interest.

Fees and Charges are to be confirmed.

We run this course all year round – please visit our course calendar for our latest course dates.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support replaces three old and superseded qualifications:

  • Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212)
  • Certificate III in Home and Community Care (CHC30312)
  • Certificate III in Disability (CHC30408)

The new qualification will still allow you to specialise in one of these three areas. bestchance offers three specialised streams through the delivery of this qualification.

All streams consist of 13 units – 7 core units and 6 elective units.

Aged Care

  • CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised support (Core Unit)
  • CHCCCS023 Provide independence and wellbeing (Core Unit)
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services (Core Unit)
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core Unit)
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically (Core Unit)
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (Core Unit)
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Core Unit)
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Aged Care compulsory elective)
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia (Aged Care compulsory elective)
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs (Aged Care compulsory elective)
  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative response (elective)
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medications (Aged Care compulsory elective)
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (Elective)

Disability

  • CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised support (Core Unit)
  • CHCCCS023 Provide independence and wellbeing (Core Unit)
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services (Core Unit)
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core Unit)
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically (Core Unit)
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (Core Unit)
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Core Unit)
  • CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (Disability compulsory elective)
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia (Disability compulsory elective)
  • CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour support (Disability compulsory elective)
  • CHCDIS007 Support community participation and social inclusion (Disability compulsory elective)
  • CHCMSH001 Work with people with mental health issues (Elective)
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (Elective)

Home and Community Care

  • CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised support (Core Unit)
  • CHCCCS023 Provide independence and wellbeing (Core Unit)
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate in health or community services (Core Unit)
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Core Unit)
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically (Core Unit)
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems (Core Unit)
  • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care (Core Unit)
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability (HACC elective)
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs (elective)
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families (HACC elective)
  • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services (HACC elective)
  • CHCCCS001 Address the needs of people with chronic disease (elective)
  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication (elective)

After completion of this qualification, participants may continue their education in related health courses including:

CHC43015- Certificate IV in Ageing Support

CHC43115- Certificate IV in Disability

CHC50313- Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention