CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

CRICOS Course Code: 102357M

About this course

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualized plan to provide person-centered 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.

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Key Information

Course Duration

39 Weeks

Study Mode




International, Domestic

Campus Location

Brisbane | Melbourne | Hobart

Course Fees

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Course Intake

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This course is available to Domestic students only in Hobart Campus.

  • International students must be at least 18 years of age
  • International Students must have completed at least the equivalent of Year 11.
  • These students must also have an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 not less than 5. PTE equivalent 42 not less than 36. The test results must be no more than 2 years old.

International Students may not be required to provide evidence of English Language competence where documented evidence can be provided to demonstrate any of the following:   

  • the student was educated for 5 years in an English speaking country.  
  • the student has completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO. 
  • the student has successfully completed an English Placement Test.  
  • the student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia 
  • the student has successfully completed their High School in English Language.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Total Units 13   Core Units 7    Elective Units 6

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
HLTAAP001Recognize healthy body systemsCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
CHCCCS023Support independence and wellbeingCore
CHCCCS015Provide individualized supportCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCDIS002Follow established person-centered behavior supportsElective
CHCDIS003Support community participation and social inclusionElective
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilityElective
HLTINF006Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and controlElective
CHCDIS001Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approachElective
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medicationElective

To achieve this qualification, students must complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Work placements provide students with the opportunity to apply the theory and skills they learned while studying in a professional workplace. For more information on work placement, including support services; please feel free to contact Brighton College.

Students must undergo police clearance,  and required vaccination/immunisations before the placement which will be at the student’s own cost.

Students who complete this course may be able to seek potential employment in community service industry. Such roles includes:

  • Direct support worker in aged care
  • Disability
  • Home and community care

Enquire about the course

Simply fill out the form to receive the course guide and a call from Brighton College Student Advisor.


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