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
Fees
Full Fee $2913 (2018)
$3354 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $338 (2018)
$390 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $208 (2018)
$247 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $258 (2019)
Fee for service (International) $7235 (2019)
Fee for service per unit (International) $556.53 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $30 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $19 (2019)
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
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
Skill Area
  • Community Services
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 work placement requirements which need to be met, including AFP (Australian Federal Police) and Blue Card check.  Mandatory Work Placement Requirements as per the CQU Immunisation Policy and for client and student safety, the previously recommended checks are now mandatory for all placements.  

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:
Home and Community Specialisation

9 - 12 months full-time

  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core Units

To be awarded Certificate III Individual Support - Home and Community specialisation all 7 core units + 4 Home and Community electives listed below must be selected + two (2) Additional Electives (1 of which may be HLTAID003 Apply First Aid). Other specialisations which are offered are Ageing and Home and Community see above for more details on these specialisations.

CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing More Information
Elective Units - Home and Community Specialisation
At least four units from the Home and Community Specialisation Electives must be selected for an award of the Cert III in Individual Support (Home and Community)
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services More Information
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families More Information
Elective Units - Additional
Where a Specialisation does not list 6 units, remaining units can be chosen from the Additional Electives.
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach More Information
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information

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
4 BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
4 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
5 CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
5 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
6 CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
6 CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families

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
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Disability Specialisation

9 - 12 months full-time
  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core Units
To be awarded Certificate III Individual Support - Disability specialisation all 7 core units + 4 Disability electives listed below must be selected + two (2) Additional Electives (1 of which may be HLTAID003 Apply First Aid). Other specialisations which are offered are Home and Community and Ageing read on further for more details on these specialisations.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing More Information
Elective Units - Disability Specialisation
All Disability Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports More Information
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion More Information
CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach More Information
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information
Elective Units - Additional
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach More Information
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information

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 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
1 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
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
4 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
5 CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
5 CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
5 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
6 CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
6 CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

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
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

Ageing Specialisation

9 - 12 months full-time
  • On-campus
  • Mixed Mode
Core Units
To be awarded Certificate III Individual Support - Ageing specialisation all 7 core units + 3 Ageing electives listed below must be selected + three (3) Additional Electives (1 of which may be HLTAID003 Apply First Aid). Other specializations which are offered are Disability or Home and Community read on further for more details on these specializations.
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing More Information
Elective Units - Ageing Specialisation
All Ageing Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia More Information
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information
Elective Units - Additional
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately More Information
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures More Information
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach More Information

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 HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
1 CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
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
4 BSBMED301 - Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
4 HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
5 CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
5 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
6 CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
6 CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach

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
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
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

Elective Units - Home and Community Specialisation

On-campus

Gladstone City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Mackay City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
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
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

International 2019 Availabilities

Elective Units - Home and Community Specialisation

On-campus

Gladstone City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Mackay City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
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
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

Four intakes are available in February, April, July and September.
9 - 12 months full-time
This course is delivered by Mixed Mode where students study online and will also be required to attend a compulsory, on-campus residential school during their study to learn the practical elements which are compulsory prior to attending work placement.  Residential schools are offered across several CQUniversity campuses.  Residential school details will be provided by your teacher.  Students must confirm residential school dates and attendance prior to booking travel and accommodation.  

Students must have approximately 27 hours per week available for study. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, Zoom sessions, phone and email. 

Students studying via Mixed Mode will attend a four day residential at one of the following locations:  

  • CQUniversity Gladstone City Campus
  • CQUniversity Mackay City Campus 
  • CQUniversity Noosa Campus 
  • CQUniversity Rockhampton North Campus
  • CQUniversity Cairns Campus
  • CQUniversity Townsville Campus
  • CQUniversity Bundaberg Campus


On-campus

Once course intake is available in March.
9 - 12 months full-time
This course is available to study on on-campus at the following locations:
Please note, only the Ageing Specialisation can be studied on-campus, delivered for two full days.   

CQUniversity Gladstone City 

CQUniversity Mackay City 

CQUniversity Rockhampton North 

Students are expected to attend on-campus classes for 14 hours a week. Students must have approximately an additional 10 hours per week available for study in addition to attending classes and tutorials. Students will be supported through the VET Moodle platform, phone and email.

Classes start the first week in March 2019.  Enrolments start in February.  You will be required to attend an orientation day before the first class day.  
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. 


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.