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

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.

Career opportunities and pathways

This course may provide learners with employment opportunities in aged care facilities.

  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker

This qualification can lead to other higher-level Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) qualifications such as:

  • CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Support
  • CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment, all applicants are required to attend an interview. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of course commencement. Admission requirements are completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

All students need to be able to obtain a Police Check and a volunteer Working with Children Check.

Duration and training delivery

To be delivered over 16 to 18 months.

Units of study

Total number of units =13

7 Core units:

  • CHCDIV001 Working with Diverse people
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 Follow Safe work practices for Direct Care
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy Body systems
  • CHCCCS015 Provide Individualised Support
  • CHCCCS023 Support Independence and Wellbeing

6 elective units:

  • CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
  • CHCCCS001 Provide Home and Community Support Services
  • CHCCCS025 Support relationships with Carers and Families
  • CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
Nationally Recognised Training

RTO 20739

Aboriginal Health

Business and Leadership

Social and Emotional Wellbeing


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