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CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Training Plan:

Certificate III in Individual Suppor Apply.


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 disability. 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.


The learner will typically be undertaking the course as an entry to employment in disability care or community services, or as a bridge to further education in a health-related occupation such as nursing. The completion of this course will give the student the opportunity to gain work in individual support whilst they undertake further study.

Career Pathways

  • Care Worker
  • Care Assistant 
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Disability Service Worker
  • Community Care Worker
  • Community House Worker
  • Community Support Worker
  • Home Care assistant
  • In-house Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Worker

Entry Requirements

The following local entry requirements apply to ensure applicants are able to fully engage in the course and have the required learning capacity to meeting the course requirements. Learners must

1. be aged 18 years or over
2. hold a satisfactory Australian police check
3. hold a minimum of a School Certificate (or equivalent)

− have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to perform workplace tasks such as measuring, weighing and comprehending written work instructions.

− able to commit to the course attendance requirements These entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected on the enrolment form and during the enrolment interview.


24 weeks delivered over 6 months – Two terms of 12 weeks each

Qualification Requirements:

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

Assessment Requirements:

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied:
Demonstration / Role-Play. The student is required to demonstrate a range of skills whilst being observed by, or interacting with, the assessor. These activities will be clearly explained and always relate to duties relevant to the workplace. These activities allow the assessor to observe the student apply their knowledge and skills during practical activity.
− Written Report / Case Study / Journal. The student is required to produce a range of written records or reports based on real workplace scenarios or based on a case study that is provided by the assessor.
− Project. The student is required to undertake a range of projects in the context of his or her own workplace or on a case study that is provided by the assessor. A project will require the creation of various workplace documents (reports, memos, etc). Projects will often have a practical presentation component where the student will be asked to present the outcomes of their project.
− Knowledge Test. The student is required to undertake a number of written knowledge tests over the course of his or her study. These tests will be provided to the student by the assessor at an arranged time and the student will be required to individually complete the test. The student may research their answers from the course training materials and notes as well as relevant workplace references.
− Workplace Supervisor Report. Workplace supervisors will be asked to provide feedback about the student’s performance during a module. The supervisor will receive a briefing at the time the student begins studying each module to inform them of the module requirements.

Delivery Mode:

Blended, combining face-to-face at the RTO, work placement and self-paced study.

Materials or Equipment Required:

Students are required to present to class in neat, casual attire suitable for participation in practical activities. Specific clothing requirements for practical placement will be discussed during Day 1 Induction; however, at a minimum student will require plain black pants (knee length shorts are acceptable – track pants or leggings are prohibited) and suitable closed toe shoes.
Student will require basic stationary and a notebook according to their own study preferences during classroom learning sessions and their own self-paced study. Access to a computer which has an internet connection is recommended to assist students to undertake study and research in response to some assessment tasks.
Students may bring portable electronic devices to classroom sessions such a small laptops or tables if they wish. Students are advised that no provision will be made to charge these devices in the classroom and charging or power extension leads are not to be used in the classroom. Students are issued with a prescribed online text book to assist with their study. This text book is:
The Individual Support Worker: Ageing, Disability, Home and Community, 2nd Edition by Geoff Arnott