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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

National ID: CHC33015 State ID: AWK6
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Make a positive difference in the lives of others. 

Gain the skills to provide direct care to clients who require assistance due to ill health, ageing or disability. When you enrol in this qualification, you have the option to specialise in aged care, disability support, or home and community care.

Throughout this course, you will learn how to use discretion and judgement when providing person-centred support. Your skills will be backed by factual, technical and procedural knowledge and theories. You will learn about the home and community support services, aged care industry, caring for the elderly, enabling independence, understanding and supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety. You will put your skills into practice through mandatory work placement.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in:

  • Developing and implementing individualised support 
  • Infection control 
  • Client empowerment and facilitation of rights 
  • Community participation and social inclusion 
  • Cultural diversity 
  • Legal and ethical requirements 
  • Safe work practices and first aid (elective unit)

Train in one of our new industry-standard NDIS Training Centres(opens in a new tab) in Karratha, Broome and Kununurra.

Each facility includes dedicated teaching spaces and simulated in-home care environments, with customised bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchenettes and living rooms to reflect a client’s home. The centres also includes a bedroom and ensuite bathroom that replicate hospitals and aged care facilities to ensure students can achieve the competencies required for NDIS-related training. 

Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

This course requires a mandatory work placement with an employer or participation in a 'live works' training area of the college. Prior to work placement with an employer or participating in a live works training area, you will need to be fully vaccinated, or you may not be able to successfully complete the course. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page.

  • You must be over 16 years of age 
  • You must undertake a NDIS Worker Screening Check(opens in a new tab) (exemptions apply to school students completing supervised work placement under an employee with an existing clearance) 
  • Have physical capability to undertake manual handling of equipment and to support clients 
Workplace dependent 
  • COVID-19 and flu vaccination clearance 
  • Working with children check 
  • National Criminal History Record Check 
  • National Police Clearance 

You must complete 120 hours of work placement in an aged care, home or community care service as part of this course. If you are not currently employed in the sector, your lecturer will assist you in finding a suitable placement for this period. During your work placement, you will observe, develop and put your theoretical skills into practice while shadowing a workplace supervisor. 

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Aged care worker 
  • Disability support worker 
  • Personal care assistant 
  • Home care worker 
  • Accommodation support worker 
  • Community care worker 
  • In-home respite worker 
  • Nursing assistant 
  • Residential care officer 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .  

On Campus

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$0.00

$165.50

$165.50

Concession

$0.00

$165.50

$165.50

Online

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$0.00

$165.50

$165.50

Concession

$0.00

$165.50

$165.50

Traineeship

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$0.00

$165.50

$165.50

Concession

$0.00

$165.50

$165.50

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Details
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Course fee $165.50
Details
Duration 2 years
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
Course fee $165.50
Details
Duration 2 years Online or 1 year On Campus
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Course fee $165.50

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