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Course Features

Duration 31 Weeks
Certificate Yes
Assessments Yes

CHC33015 - CRICOS 111634J

Certificate III in Individual Support

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support 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.


No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.



Core Units

  • CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
  • 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 **
  • CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being *


Elective Units

  • CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
  • CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia **
  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs **
  • CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability **
  • CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services **
  • HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures **




: Students will be required to complete a mandatory vocational placement in an ageing support workplace. This vocation placement will be organised by Canterbury Technical Institute at Blue Care Kallangur.


* This unit requires a commitment of 120 hours vocational placement during the course duration. 


** Those units of competency where the skills must be demonstrated in an approved facility and/or workplace. The units require a commitment of an additional 24 hours during 4-week placement block.


31 weeks [2 weeks break]

(7 Core units, 6 Electives, Total 13 Units)


Intake Dates

Please contact college staff for intake dates.


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the individual units of competencies that make up this qualification, however CTI have the following entry requirements specific:

  • An overall equivalent IELTS 5.5 or equivalent and above
  • 18 years and above with a High School Certificate (Year 12)
  • Physically capability for manual handling activities
  • A verified copy of qualifications & transcripts is required to accompany your application
  • Qualification & transcripts need to be verified by CTI’s approved student recruitment agent to confirm their genuine status.


Specific Requirements

CTI will provide students with the following material & resources prior to beginning their vocational placement: (* additional fees will apply)

  • Black leather enclosed shoes (nursing shoes) *
  • Black pants *
  • Safety Goggles *
  • Name Tag
  • Logbook

* additional fees will apply.


Study Requirement

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Qualification Outcome

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Statement of Attainment of accredited units


Course Pathways

Students successfully completing this course may enter further study at Certificate IV or Diploma level at CTI or an Australian Apprenticeship pathway. Individuals may progress to CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, or could progress to a wide range of other qualifications in aged care or community services industry fields.


Career Outcomes

  • Support worker, Aged Care worker,
  • Disability Services worker, Residential Disability Support worker,
  • Personal care giver Respite care worker,
  • Personal care worker in the community and/or residential setting,
  • Supervisor or Team Leaders in the community and/or residential setting



Please contact college staff for fees.