• Course Code
  • CHC33015
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Combination
  • Duration
  • 6 months delivered full time over one semester
  • Starting Date
  • July 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Morwell
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

When it comes to aged care and disability, every patient has their own set of challenges and strengths. Administering high levels of care means taking the time to individually plan and follow through with each patient. A Certificate III in Individual Support will take out into the community and residential settings, helping people who need your support.

You’ll master a range of skills in factual, technical and procedural knowledge as you learn what’s required to provide person-centred support to the best of your abilities. Enrol today to help the people in your community.


Group 1: Monday 9:00am to 3:00pm and Tuesday 9:00am to 3:00pm
Group 2: Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm and Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Individual Support.

Career Opportunities

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.Job roles or employment may include but is not limited to work in aged care facilities, home & community care environments and hospice facilities.

Opportunities for Further Study

  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • Certificate IV in Allied Health
  • Certificate IV Leisure and Health
  • Diploma of Nursing

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • LLN
  • Police checks are required to be completed prior to entry into course. must not have a disclosure on police check
  • TAFE Gippsland recommends (not mandatory) students must be 18 years of age and above

Recommended entry requirements

  • Moderate computer skills
  • Immunisations: flu shot maybe required prior to placement during flu season

Limitations to entry

  • Must be physically fit as the job role requires manual handling using industry equipment.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Participants will need access to a computer and an internet connection.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



120 hours
Placement is arranged by: Institute

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Participants will need access to a computer and an internet connection

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Assessments are undertaken in simulated situations, role plays in the workplace, in class and written assignments, online written responses and online quizzes, workplace Practical Assessments, Portfolios, Reflective activities (online)

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