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
Fees
Full Fee $3354 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $390 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $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
  • 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 2018 and onwards.

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:
Elective Units - Home and Community Specialisation

9 - 12 months full-time

  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Elective Units - 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 addional electives are required from the additional electives list to complete the qualification.
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs 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
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people 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 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
2 CHCCCS025 - Support relationships with carers and families
2 CHCHCS001 - Provide home and community support services
6 CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people


Elective Units - Disability Specialisation

9 - 12 months full-time
  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Elective Units - Specialisation
All Disability Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). Two addional electives are required from the additional electives list to complete the qualification
CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion More Information Training.gov Details
CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports More Information Training.gov Details
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

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
5 CHCDIS003 - Support community participation and social inclusion
5 CHCDIS002 - Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
6 CHCDIS001 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
6 CHCDIS007 - Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Elective Units - Ageing Specialisation

9 - 12 months full-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
  • On-campus
Elective Units - Specialisation
All Ageing Specialisation electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing). Three addional electives are required from the additional electives list to complete the qualification.
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia 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
5 CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
5 CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
6 CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia


Core Units (All Specialisations) On-campus

9 - 12 months full-time

  • On-campus
Core Units
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 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

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
1 CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
2 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
2 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
3 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
3 CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing


Core Units (All Specialisations) Mixed Mode

9 - 12 months full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Core Units
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support More Information Training.gov Details
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services More Information Training.gov Details
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 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

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 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
3 HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
4 CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing


Elective Units - Additional

9 - 12 months full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
  • On-campus
Elective Units - Additional

Elective units can be chosen from these Additional Electives. See the More Details tab for reccommended sequences of study.

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
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability More Information Training.gov Details
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID003 Provide first aid More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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.