CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

Melbourne City College Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096182F

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Are you passionate about providing care for the people? If YES then you can turn your passion into profession by enrolling for the course Certificate III in Individual Support (Previously known as certificate III Aged care). This course will help you understand all basic to advanced care giving procedures. It will provide practical and theoretical knowledge on how to provide support and care services for people. You will also learn how to deal with all complex situations successfully.

Course structure

To be awarded the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, competency must be achieved with total of Thirteen (13) units, consisting of:

  • Seven (7) Core Units
  • Six (6) Elective Units

The selected elective units will provide learners with a well-rounded unit combination aligned to current industry requirements and the qualification level.

There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification.

Elective units have been selected by the College in consultation with industry experts.

Core Units

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being

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

Elective Units

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

CHCCCS002 Assist with movement

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Mode of Delivery

Classroom Based Face-to- Face Training & Work Placement

Note: Students are expected to conduct out-of-class self-learning and assessment activities whose total number of hours may vary among students.

Assessment Methods

Written tests, projects, log book and observations

Qualification Hours

620 Hours (Including Work Placement)

Work Placement Hours

160 Hours (Placements will be provided by college)

Further Study Pathways

After achieving this qualification, students may continue their studies in CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

Career Opportunities

Participants are provided with advice on career development and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

Job roles include:

  • Care assistant / worker
  • Home maintenance worker
  • Care service employees
  • In-home respite giver
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community support worker
  • Personal care giver / worker
  • Disability support worker
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Driver
  • Transport support worker
  • Food services deliverer
  • Support worker
  • Home care worker

Training Methodology

The training methodology for this training program will ensure that the course is

  • Flexible
  • Accessible
  • Affordable
  • Practical
  • Hands-on training/work placement
  • Access to equipment and teaching personnel
  • Student Mentoring
  • Valid
  • Reliable
  • Fair

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
7,000 Per Year
Read moreTuition: 7,000 for the entire course; Enrolment Fee (Non - Refundable): 200; Materials & Services: 200
10 Jul 2023
02 Oct 2023
43 weeks
Full time
Melbourne City College Australia
Melbourne Campus
Level 9, 120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Minimum 18 years of age

Completion of Year 11 or equivalent

English level of at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience with older persons within a Community Services industry may also be considered for entry into the Course.

Additional Requirements:

Before commencing work placement, learners are required to provide:

  • A Federal Police Check (name check), no more than 6 months
  • An NDIS Worker Screening Check when required
  • Evidence of up-to-date vaccination as required

Applicants must be physically capable of doing general lifting and be prepared to be on their feet for long stretches of time.


Melbourne City College Australia
Melbourne Campus
Level 9, 120 Spencer Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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