CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support

CRICOS Course Code: 112348G   National Code: CHC33021

Course Duration

52 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD & Adelaide

Intake Dates 2024

8 Jan| 22 Jan | 5 Feb | 19 Feb | 4 Mar | 8 Apr | 22 Apr | 6 May | 20 May | 10 June | 22 July | 12 Aug | 2 Sept | 30 Sept | 14 Oct | 28 Oct | 11 Nov

AQF Level


Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements. International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in diagnostic activities (e.g., LLN test and pre-enrolment screening) to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    1. The student has successfully completed a foundation course in Australia
    2. The student has successfully completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO
    3. Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country
    4. Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*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 6.0



CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support


CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support


CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems


CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services


CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing


HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people


CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically


CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia


CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care


HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach


CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach


CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion


CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support


This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays. The qualification requires that a work placement of 120 hours is completed.

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Course Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $1000

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Potential employment options are as a direct support worker in aged care, disability, home and community care or other direct care work in the community services industry.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC42021 - Certificate IV in Community Services and a range of other related community services qualifications.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures

Nationally Recognised Course

Nationally Recognised training
Australian Qualifications Framework

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