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Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021 Certificate III in individual Support
(Ageing and Disability)

This qualification 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. 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.

Assessments will be conducted in a variety of formats which can include written questions and answers, projects, simulations, demonstrations, and work placements.

  • · Be at least 18 years of age.
  • · Have completed study of Year 12 or equivalent.
  • · Proof of English language proficiency: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • · Full vaccination record as per the guidelines of NSW Health for students going into placement in hospital or aged care facilities.
  • · A Police Check
  • · Additional evidence that work placement providers may require

· CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

· CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

Course Structure

The following units are included in this course and all are required for the award of the qualification. Students who only complete some units will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed. There are 15 units of competency in total, which include 9 core units and 6 elective units.

9 Core Units

CHCCCS031 – Provide individualized support

CHCCCS038 – Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support 

CHCCCS040 – Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041 – Recognise healthy body systems 

CHCCOM005  – Communicate and work in health or community services 

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically

HLTINF006 – Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control 

HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care

6 elective units

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


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