Certificate III in Individual Support

(Ageing and Disability)

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Individual Support
Individual Support
Individual Support


Learning Objectives Overview

This course 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. The skills in this course must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. To achieve this course, the student must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
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Amount of Training

775 Hours

AQF Level


Study Mode



Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane

Additional Details

Course structure

15 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control


CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged 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


Relevant Courses for Comprehensive Learning.

CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43121 – Certificate IV in Disability Support
HLT47321 – Certificate IV in Health Administration
HLT54121 – Diploma of Nursing
HLT57715 – Diploma of Practice Management
CHC52021 – Diploma of Community Services
Bachelor of Social Services
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Nursing

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  • Home Care Assistant

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  • Disability Worker

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If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0 *

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