Version Effective: 26th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 26th of March, 2018

CHC33015 - Certificate III in Individual Support

Course Details

Course Summary

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. 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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 098309B
  • MKC - 098309B

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course however, there are mandatory clinical placement requirements which need to be met. Mandatory clinical placement requirements as per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for patient and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for any placement commencing 1 January 2019 and onward.

Refer to the Clinical Placement Guidelines and Mandatory Checks Requirements for Clinical Placement for more details.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Occupational outcome: Assistant In Nursing, Personal Care Attendant, Community Care Worker, Support Worker.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 7 core units
  2. Complete 6 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-campus - Rockhampton, Mackay and Gladstone

9 - 12 months full-time

  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Ageing Specialisation

All ageing specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing). Three additional electives are to be slected from the additional electives list to complete the qualification.

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Additional

Select three electives to complete the Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) qualification.

CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach More Information Training.gov Details
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information Training.gov Details
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
1 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
1 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
2 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
2 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
3 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
3 CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
4 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
5 CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
5 CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

Mixed Mode - Various Campuses

9 - 12 months full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core

Students must choose one specialisation from the electives listed below.  

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Ageing Specialisation

All three ageing specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing). Three additional electives are to be selected from the additional electives list to complete the qualification.

CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Disability Specialisation

All four Disability Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Two additional electives are required from the additional electives list to complete the qualification.  

CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Home and Community Specialisation

All four units from the Specialisation Electives must be selected for an award of the Cert III in Individual Support (Home and Community). Two additional electives are required from the additional electives list to complete the qualification.

CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families More Information Training.gov Details
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Additional

Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) - Select three additional electives

Cert III in Individual Support (Home and Community) or Cert III Individual Support (Disability) - Select two additional electives.

BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information Training.gov Details
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
1 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
2 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
2 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
3 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
3 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
4 CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

International - Rockhampton North

9 - 12 months full-time

  • On-campus
Core
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Ageing Specialisation

All ageing specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing). Three additional electives are to be slected from the additional electives list to complete the qualification.

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information Training.gov Details
Elective - Additional

Select three electives to complete the Cert III in Individual Support (Ageing) qualification.

HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information Training.gov Details
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information Training.gov Details
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information Training.gov Details
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information Training.gov Details
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
1 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
1 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
2 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
2 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
3 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
3 CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
4 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
5 CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
5 CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-campus - Rockhampton, Mackay and Gladstone

On-campus

Gladstone City

March: Full Time/Part Time

Mackay City

March: Full Time/Part Time

Rockhampton

March: Full Time/Part Time

Mixed Mode - Various Campuses

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Noosa.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Bundaberg.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Cairns.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Emerald.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Gladstone City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Townsville.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time

International 2019 Availabilities

International - Rockhampton North

On-campus

Rockhampton

March: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Online timetable

Please refer to the online Timetable for the most up to date details for on-campus classes and mixed mode residentials. Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. 


On campus Class Information

Classes will be facilitated on Wednesdays and Thursdays excluding school holidays.

First class includes an information session and it is essential each student attends this on 6 March.  Online timetable here.  

Locations for Delivery:

Rockhampton North Campus, Building 18, Room LG.08

Mackay City Campus, Building 1, Level 2, Room 14/15

Gladstone City Campus, E Block, Room 2.01


Residential School information (Mixed Mode Only)

Students studying this course will need to attend one, compulsory four (4) day practical skills residential school.  Students will be required to have completed this residential school prior to attending a practical work placement.


Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses including:

- Cairns;

- Townsville;

- Mackay;

- Rockhampton;

- Gladstone;

- Bundaberg; and

- Noosa.  


Residential school details will be provided by your teacher and students must confirm workshop dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.


Resource and Computing Requirements

It is a requirement that you have access to internet connection to access online resources which would include email, ZOOM and Moodle.  


It is strongly recommended that you have access to a broadband connection or higher to access online resources that would include but are not limited to, email, internet, video streaming, electronic assessment submission. 


All submissions of assessment must be uploaded electronically to the VET Moodle platform. 


Work Placement Requirements

Students are required to:

complete a mandatory work placement of at least 120 hours of direct support work in at least one aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation, and

meet the assessment conditions per unit of competency, which includes work placement and/or simulated assessment


Mandatory Check Requirements 

In compliance with CQU Immunisation Policy and for client and student safety.     

Click here for full details of your requirements or access these requirements via the Moodle Site.   

Mandatory cut-off dates for submission dates of your mandatory checks can be found by clicking here.  You will not be eligible to proceed to placement if you fail to meet the deadline.

Depending upon the capacity of the health care providers/facilities in the student’s geographical area, students may be expected to travel to an alternative location in order to complete their prescribed work placement. Students will only be offered one placement per student, per course, per term.


Any enquiries should be directed to the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) Team via email to nursingclinical@cqu.edu.au or call (07) 4930 9124.