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Are you interested in completing a course in Individual Support?


With an ageing population and effects from Covid-19, support workers are in high demand

Are you interested in a rewarding career as a support worker? Our Certificate III in Individual Support course has been tailored to meet industry needs and standards through comprehensive consultation with industry professionals.

Duration30 weeks
Mode of deliveryBlended
LocationsFrankston, Hastings, Rosebud, Mornington, Pakenham

Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33015

Course overview

This course will prepare you to work in either ageing and residential facilities, client homes or community groups. This qualification will help you develop the skills and knowledge required to provide personal, physical and emotional support to people who require assistance with daily living, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

Job outcomes

  • Personal care assistant
  • Residential care worker
  • Respite care worker
  • Disability support worker

Entry requirements

There are no formal education entry requirements for this course. However, to enrol you must be willing to obtain a:

  • Working with Children’s Check
  • National Police Check
  • NDIS Worker Screening Check.
  • Australian Citizen

You will also need to provide evidence of your vaccination history, including COVID-19.

Course structure

This course is made up of 13 units of competency including 7 core and 6 elective units.

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

Specialisations offered

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

  • 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
  • HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

*By completing the above units you are completing the CHC33015 – Individual Support (Disability) specialisation qualification.

CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community Care)

  • 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.

*By completing the above units you are completing the CHC33015 – Individual Support (Home and Community Care) specialisation qualification.

Course duration

Training is delivered 2 days a week (excluding public holidays and school holidays) in a blended model (Zoom and face to face) and is delivered between a 26 to 30-week model. Speak to one of our team members to confirm the duration of the upcoming intake.

Course intake

View our course calendar to see upcoming intakes for this course.

Course fees

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals.

Victorian residents may be eligible for government subsidised training in Victoria under the Skills First Funding Program.

Eligibility exemptions and/or fee waivers may be available to:

  • Asylum Seeker VET Program
  • Eligibility Exemptions Initiative
  • JobTrainer
  • Skills First Youth Access Initiative.

Fee schedule

Skills First funded tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Fee for service
Maximum tutition fee $0 $0 $6,256.25
Materials fee $260 $260 $260

* These fees are indicative and may change according to individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may be required for first aid certificate, police check, Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

A BRACE representative will assist you in determining your eligibility and course fees, a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided to you.

Please view our course fees, message us below or contact us for further information.

Practical placement

Hours: 120 hours.

We organise Practical Placement for all our students, however students are also encouraged to seek placement where possible.

*You will need to undergo a National Police Check before you begin the practical placement. Practical placement may not be possible if a check that is carried out contains adverse outcomes. In this instance, you may not be able to complete your qualification and your employment opportunities may be affected. If you are aware of, or are concerned about anything that may appear on a Police Check, please discuss this at your enrolment interview.

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