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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. When you undertake this new qualification you can still choose to specialise in aged care, disability work or home and community care.

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 may seek work as an Aged Care Support Worker. Occupational titles may include: Aged Care Worker, Disability Services Worker, Personal Care Giver, Residential Disability Support Worker and Respite Care Worker.

Further training pathways may include Certificate IV or Diploma level qualifications. Some learners may use this course as a stepping stone into further tertiary education.

This course is delivered two days per week, over approximately 40 weeks.  Learners are also expected to complete some self-directed learning where they will be required to complete workbook tasks, projects, research and assessments outside of class hours.

There are 120 hours of practical placement required.

*Course duration may vary based on frequency of delivery and public holidays

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.

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
  • Basic computer skills, including internet and email

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.

This course has a selection of three distinct themes – Disability, Home and Community Care and Aging.

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 Certificate IV in Disability, Certificate IV in Allied Health or the Diploma of Nursing.