Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Code CHC33015
Campus Benalla - Samaria Road, Seymour - Wallis Street, Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 720 hours

Course Overview

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is the recognised qualification to become an Individual Support Worker.

Make a real difference. Learn how to provide one on one support through individualised plans for the elderly or people living with a disability. Our experienced Trainers require your full commitment. Additional self-directed learning, reading and research will help you get the most out of placement opportunities.

Find your passion and create a pathway into a career as a Personal Care Attendant, Accommodation Support Worker, Home Care Assistant, In Home Respite Worker or Support Worker.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing stream) is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the within aged care facilities; as an accommodation support worker; Home Care Assistant or as a respite/ support worker.

Working in this industry may involve manual handling, attending client’s personal hygiene, or providing individual assistance and emotional support to elderly clients.

Further Studies
After gaining the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, you might wish to undertake further study in the CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support which can potentially lead to a pathway into HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Benalla – Samaria Road Starts 15/7; 3 Days/Week- Incl Structured Study Session – 9am-4pm – Sem 2 / 2019
Seymour – Wallis Street Starts 15/7; 3 Days/Week- Incl Structured Study Session – 9am-4pm – Sem 2 / 2019
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts 15/7; 3 Days/Week- Incl Structured Study Session – 9am-4pm – Sem 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts 15/7; 3 Days/Week- Incl Structured Study Session – 9am-4pm – Sem 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

You are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in any extra activities, including webinars, excursion major events off & on campus, which may include nights and weekends.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Robyn Claughton
Location: Benalla campus

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 720 $4.31 $3,103.20 $8.50 $6,120.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 720 $0.87 $626.40 $8.50 $6,120.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 720 $4.31 $3,103.20 $8.50 $6,120.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 720 $0.87 $626.40 $8.50 $6,120.00
Full Fee 720 $6.15 $4,428.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 720 $0.35 $252.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no specific training package entry requirements for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Trainees/Apprentices only)

A current year National Police Check, Working With Children’s Check and First Aid Certificate as well as serum levels and up-to-date immunisations are a requirement prior to Practical Placement.

Units of Competency

CHC33015 – Core Units

CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

CHC33015 – Elective Units

CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIS007 – Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
CHCAGE004 – Implement interventions with older people at risk
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCCCS025 – Support relationships with carers and families

Assessment Methods
  • Case studies
  • Knowledge tests/quizzes
  • Presentations
  • Projects
  • Research and reports
  • Role Play/Simulated Assessments
  • Workplace observation/demonstration
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.