Course Outline – Certificate III in Individual Support
This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who provide individual support planning and delivery for people who require care. This may be due to an advanced age, disability or many other reasons. The work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for outcomes. Individual Support Workers possess a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide professional person-centred support.
This qualification will increase your value as an employee as you learn skills which can be applied across disciplines. You will be required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of work placement which we will source for you. Work placement covers off on the practical component of the course enabling you to apply your classroom learned skills. Our programs are delivered face to face by educators with many years’ experience in the sector.
- All courses are delivered in a classroom with an experienced trainer assessor.
This entry-level qualification affords you many great opportunities including access to further qualifications, pathways into other areas of employment within the sector or as the beginning of your journey into University to study nursing. We can help you explore all these options and develop a career pathway plan to help you on your way.
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.
- Batemans Bay
- Funded places are available which may entitle you to a fee-free scholarship or subsidy, please contact the College to determine your eligibility.
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
If you have any questions or require any clarification please contact the College on 4472 9202 or register below. Information about this course was copied from the myskills.gov.au website.
The growing demand for workers, new qualifications have been developed which enable personal care assistants to work across a broader selection of employment opportunities without the need to undertake a series of qualifications. From January 2016 Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) replaces three previous qualifications:
- Certificate III in Aged Care (CHC30212)
- Certificate III in Disability (CHC30408)
- Certificate III in Home and Community Care (CHC30312)
This makes perfect sense as a role as a personal care assistant is rarely limited to caring only for the elderly or only for the disabled. However, it also gives the flexibility to specialise within a particular area if you so choose – you will see some of our programs have been highlighted as a specialisation.