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Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33015
Average Price: $2950
Average Duration: 6 Months

This qualification 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.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Society and Culture'

88.6%

Satisfied with the training
85.2%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Personal Care Assistant (ANZSCO code 423313)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
High
87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
Low
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers are: $879. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers visit Job Outlook
This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC

For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 13

  • 7 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C
  • up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – these units must be relevant to the work outcome
  • Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

    Packaging for each specialisation:

    All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

    All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

    At least four units from Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).

    Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

    All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    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

    Group A electives – AGEING specialisation (3 units)

    CHCAGE001

    Facilitate the empowerment of older people

    CHCAGE005

    Provide support to people living with dementia

    CHCCCS011

    Meet personal support needs

    Group B electives – DISABILITY specialisation (4 units)

    CHCDIS001

    Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

    CHCDIS002

    Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

    CHCDIS003

    Support community participation and social inclusion

    CHCDIS007

    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

    Group C electives – HOME AND COMMUNITY specialisation (4 units)

    CHCAGE001

    Facilitate the empowerment of older people

    OR

    CHCDIS007

    Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

    Plus all of the following units:

    CHCCCS011

    Meet personal support needs

    CHCCCS025

    Support relationships with carers and families

    CHCHCS001

    Provide home and community support services

    Other electives

    CHCADV001

    Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

    CHCAGE002

    Implement falls prevention strategies

    CHCAGE006

    Provide food services

    CHCAOD001

    Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

    CHCCCS001

    Address the needs of people with chronic disease

    CHCCCS006

    Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

    CHCCCS009

    Facilitate responsible behaviour

    CHCCCS013

    Provide basic foot care

    CHCCCS017

    Provide loss and grief support

    CHCCCS021

    Respond to suspected abuse

    CHCCCS022

    Facilitate independent travel

    CHCCCS024

    Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

    CHCCCS026

    Transport individuals

    CHCDIS004

    Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

    CHCDIV002

    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

    CHCECD001

    Analyse and apply information that supports employment and career development

    CHCECD002

    Deliver and monitor contracted employment services

    CHCEDU005

    Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs

    CHCEDU006

    Improve clients' fundamental financial literacy skills

    CHCGRP001

    Support group activities

    CHCINM002

    Meet community information needs

    CHCLAH001

    Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

    CHCLAH002

    Contribute to leisure and health programming

    CHCLAH003

    Participate in planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs

    CHCLLN001

    Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs

    CHCMHS001

    Work with people with mental health issues

    CHCPAL001

    Deliver care services using a palliative approach

    CHCPRP001

    Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

    CHCPRP003

    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    CHCPRT002

    Support the rights and safety of children and young people

    CHCSET001

    Work with forced migrants

    CHCSOH001

    Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

    CHCYTH001

    Engage respectfully with young people

    HLTAHA018

    Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines

    HLTAHA019

    Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans

    HLTAID003

    Provide first aid

    HLTHPS006

    Assist clients with medication

    HLTINF001

    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

    HLTOHC001

    Recognise and respond to oral health issues

    HLTOHC002

    Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

    HLTOHC003

    Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

    HLTOHC004

    Provide or assist with oral hygiene

    HLTOHC005

    Use basic oral health screening tools

    BSBCUS301

    Deliver and monitor a service to customers

    BSBINM201

    Process and maintain workplace information

    BSBMED301

    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

    BSBWOR204

    Use business technology

    BSBWOR301

    Organise personal work priorities and development

    SITHCCC201

    Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery

    SITHCCC307

    Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

    TLIC1051A

    Operate commercial vehicle

    TLIC3011

    Transport passengers with disabilities

    TLIH2001A

    Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Accommodation Support Worker
    Care assistant
    Care Service Employee
    Care Worker
    Client Assistant
    Community Access Coordinator
    Community care worker
    Community House Worker
    Disability Service Officer
    Family Support Worker
    Field Officer (Community Services)
    Food Services Deliverer
    Home care assistant
    In Home Respite Worker
    Nurse’s Aide
    Planned activity assistant
    Residential aide
    Residential Care Worker
    Residential Support Worker
    School Support Officer (Disability)
    Senior Personal Care Assistant
    Transport Support Worker
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Community Services
    Health and Community Services



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    Student outcomes for similar courses

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for similar courses 'Certificate III in the field of Society and Culture'

    52.9%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    66.4 %

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    73.6%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    5.9%
    Labourers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    5.3%
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $45,700

    $48,600


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) - 83.5 85.8
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    73
    22.4
    49.6
     
    76.7
    44.4
    31.4
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    -
    -
     
    6.4
    16.4
    15.6
     
    5.3
    14
    11.5
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 88.6 87.5
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) - 85.2 78.7
    Received personal benefits from training (%) - 96.5 94.7
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 84.7 82.5
    Recommend the training to other (%) - 92.9 91.2

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Average salary (Full-time) ($) - 45 700 48 600
    Top Occupations (%):
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Labourers
    Clerical and Administrative Workers
     
     
    73.6
    5.9
    5.3
     
    30.8
    25.7
    11.2
    Top Industries (%):
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Education and Training
    Accommodation and Food Services
     
     
    68.3
    6
    4.9
     
    20.1
    15.9
    9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 88.5 90.1
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 45 200 51 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 38.5 29
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 87.8 87.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 88.1 87.4

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Certificate III courses
    Employed after training (%) - 52.9 49.3
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 45 900 43 700
    Enrolled in further study ($) - 38.3 34.6
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 89.8 87
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 80.7 73.1

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Health Care and Social Assistance
    68.3
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Education and Training
    6
    Education and Training
    Accommodation and Food Services
    4.9
    Accommodation and Food Services
    Community Services
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Youth Work          
    Youth Justice          
    Children’s Services - Early Childhood & School Age Education and Care          
    Education Support          
    Child, Youth & Family Intervention          
    Community Services Work - General          
    Pastoral Care          
    Social Housing          
    Community Development          
    Alcohol & Other Drugs          
    Mental Health          
    Celebrancy          
    Counselling          
    Case Management          
    Employment Services          
    Career Development          
    Coordination and Management          
    Relationship Education          

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