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CHC33021

Certificate III in Individual Support

Delivering exceptional care and fostering stronger connections with clients and the community.

About the qualification

Our CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support prepares workers for providing tailored support to individuals in community and in residential environments, considering their unique needs and exercising professional judgement. This role builds accountability and responsibility for achieving expected outcomes. Workers have both practical and theoretical knowledge to provide person-centred support.

Upon successfully completing this nationally recognised qualification, students should be able to: 

  • improve workplace communication skills and provide person-centred support 

  • demonstrate safe work practices for direct client care 

  • perform day-to-day activities in health and community care industries.


Students will be required to complete 120 hours in a workplace approved by Work Savvy.

Outcome

Successful completion of the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support may lead to employment opportunities, including: 

  • Assistant in Nursing 

  • Personal Care Assistant 

  • Family Support Worker.


Please note: This course provides skills and knowledge to the industry standard, but does not guarantee a job.

Duration

This qualification can be completed up to thirty-six months, dependent on the student's experience, Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Apply for CT or RPL during enrolment.

Delivery

This course may be delivered through face-to-face, online, or work-based training. We use a range of assessment methods for this qualification, including: 

  • short answers

  • projects 

  • activities 

  • workplace observation

  • observation in a simulated workplace.

Units of Competency

This qualification consists of 15 units of competency, including 9 core units and 6 elective units.

Students must select either the General, Disability, or Ageing specialisation.

CHCCCS031
Provide individualised support (C)
CHCCCS038
Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support (C)
CHCCCS040
Support independence and wellbeing (C)
CHCCCS041
Recognise healthy body systems (C)
CHCCOM005
Communicate and work in health or community services (C)
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people (C)
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically (C)
HLTINF006
Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control (C)
HLTWHS002
Follow safe work practices for direct client care (C)
CHCAGE011
Provide support to people living with dementia (E) - Ageing Specialisation only
CHCAGE013
Work effectively in aged care (E) - Ageing Specialisation only
CHCCCS036
Support relationships with carer and family (E) - Ageing Specialisation only
CHCCCS043
Support positive mealtime experiences (E) - Ageing Specialisation only
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues (E) - Ageing Specialisation only
CHCPAL003
Deliver care services using a palliative approach (E) - Ageing Specialisation only
CHCCCS036
Support relationships with carer and family (E) - Disability Specialisation only
CHCCCS043
Support positive mealtime experiences (E) - Disability Specialisation only
CHCCCS044
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (E) - Disability Specialisation only
CHCDIS011
Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach (E) - Disability Specialisation only
CHCDIS012
Support community participation and social inclusion (E) - Disability Specialisation only
CHCDIS020
Work effectively in disability support (E) - Disability Specialisation only
CHCAGE013
Work effectively in aged care (E) - General Specialisation only
CHCCCS036
Support relationships with carer and family (E) - General Specialisation only
CHCCCS044
Follow established person-centred behaviour supports (E) - General Specialisation only
CHCDIS012
Support community participation and social inclusion (E) - General Specialisation only
CHCDIS020
Work effectively in disability support (E) - General Specialisation only
CHCMHS001
Work with people with mental health issues (E) - General Specialisation only

Student Requirements

The following will be required for the enrolment process:

  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)

  • verifiable identification documents

  • completion of the LLN assessment.

Please visit www.usi.gov.au to create your USI.


WORK PLACEMENT

This training program includes a minimum of 120 hours of work placement.


Queensland Work Placement requirements:

  • National Police Check clearance certificate

  • Yellow Card for disability worker screening

  • Blue Card for working with children

  • Current vaccination records may be required.


New South Wales Work Placement requirements:

  • National Police Check clearance certificate

  • NDIS Worker Check (NDISWC)

  • Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  • Current vaccination records may be required.

Applications for these clearances are made on an individual basis directly to the relevant government department. Application fees may apply.


Students will require access to appropriate technology and internet if the materials are delivered online.

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This nationally recognised qualification is delivered and assessed by Work Savvy Pty Ltd, RTO ID 91778, ABN 20 132 057 384. This training will deliver skills and knowledge to the industry standard but does not guarantee a job. We tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with a disability.

Fees

This course is available on a fee-for-service basis at $6,500 per student. Should you require an RPL assessment, please contact us for fees and arrangements.


QUEENSLAND STUDENTS

This program is subsidised by the Queensland government, under the Certificate 3 Guarantee Program. The following Student Co-Contribution fees apply, varying based on student eligibility status:

  • Concession: $22.50 per qualification

  • Non-concession: $45 per qualification


To be eligible for funding, students must be:

  • Queensland residents

  • aged 15 or older and not currently attending school

  • Australian/New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents (including humanitarian entrants), or temporary residents on the path to permanent residency

  • not already holding or enrolled in a certificate III or higher qualification (excluding school and foundation skills training).

Fee exemptions may apply and are conditional on the Government Policy and Funding Arrangements, subject to eligibility. By undertaking this qualification subsidised by the Queensland government, you will no longer be eligible for another government subsidised place in that same program. For more information please visit desbt.qld.gov.au.


ADDITIONAL FEES  

  • Deferment Fee (administration charges): $50  

  • Replacement of Testamur/statement of attainment/Qualification Certificate: $50  

  • Repeat of unit (Third attempt onwards Per unit): $150  

  • RPL assessment: Contact us for a quote  


Please note: course fees and additional charges may change from time to time, please check with Work Savvy staff for updates. 


Work Savvy does not accept upfront payments of more than $1,500. If a student's fee is more than this amount, the support of a flexible payment plan will be offered to students. 

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