CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support
Area of Study: Community Services
This qualification addresses work primarily in residential facilities under direct or regular supervision within clearly defined organisation guidelines and service plans.
- Carry out activities to maintain personal care and/or other activities of living for people in an aged care setting;
- Carry out activities related to an individualised plan;
- Report directly to a supervisor and are not responsible for other workers.
There are no special entry requirements for this qualification. If you have not completed year 10 it would be an advantage if you have achieved equivalent language and literacy skills through formal study.
Assistant in nursing, Nursing assistant, Home care assistant, Personal care worker, Personal care assistant, Care assistant, In-home respite worker, Care service employees, Care worker, Community care worker, Personal care giver, Accommodation support worker, Field officer, Community house worker, Community support worker, Residential care worker, Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions), Support worker
Duration of Study:
This course is delivered in a self-paced format with tutorial and workplace training and assessment. The anticipated time to complete this course is 12 months; however, the completion time will vary depending upon the individual learner and whether or not RPL or direct credits apply. The course can be finished shortly after completion of Class days if modules, work placement and assessments are also complete and marked competent.
The course can also be done distance education if a workplace is organised to take you on and an assessor is there to assess your work placement tasks.
Further Learning Pathways: Upon successful completion of Certificate III in Individual Support you may choose to undertake further study in related fields or qualifications. Certificates such as:
- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- Certificate IV Allied Health Assist
- Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)
- Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)
Student Support: All student are supported according to their individual needs and there will be no discrimination against students on any grounds. We ask you to raise any concerns with us. AMC comments and complaints process will be followed. If you have Language, literacy or numeracy concerns you can contact us for further information or gain support from your local Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institution; state library or language schools on the internet.
Delivery and Support
The course is self paced course (14 tutorial days). AMC provide a student work placement for you and will support you with orientation and assessments. We usually undertake all your workplace assessments. We do not undertake assessment for Distance Education Students.
This course is delivered flexibly. It is a combination of distance education and work from home tasks with tutorial days and work placement. There are 15 units in the Cert III Individual Support and 15 tutorial days over a period of 10 - 12 weeks.
If you have undertaken formal studies or have achieved competence through workplace or other training, you can apply for recognition of prior learning "RPL"via the enrolment form.
Orientation Day: Day one is an orientation from 12:00 - 3:00pm.
Class days: All class days are from 8:30am - 3:00pm.
Course can be done "distance education" if you have a workplace organised and an assessor to assess your work placement tasks.
Student Work Placement
Students not currently employed within the aged care, home care or disability industries will be required to complete at least 120 hours of work placement. Sufficient time is needed to develop the skills and assess the competence of the student in all required units of study. Work placements are sourced for all students in their local aged care facilities and Community Service Providers. An orientation to your work placement will occur during weeks 3-5 of the course. After this orientation day, the placements are flexible hours and days to suit the specific needs of each student and aged care facility. Full time students will have set days, however there is some degree of flexibility with mornings and afternoons if required.