Certificate III in Individual Support

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  • Qualification:
    Certificate III
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    12 months full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Hammond Institute (RTO 90720)
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Personal Care Assistant | Personal Care Giver | Assistant Community Services Worker | Community Health Worker | Residential Care Officer | View All

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Course Rundown

Take the first step in a rewarding new career helping others reach their potential with this Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) course from Hammond Institute.

If you’re a compassionate person who wants to start a useful new career using your skills to support others, a career in community and individual services is for you. This workplace-ready qualification will equip you with the foundation skills, knowledge and experience to take your first career step.

In this course, you’ll learn how to develop and implement individualised care plans for providing one-on-one care to people requiring support. You’ll build skills and theoretical knowledge in diverse areas, and graduate equipped to assist people needing support due to ageing, disability, illness or other circumstances.

With a particular focus on workplace learning, this course includes 140 hours of hands-on work experience in an individual care facility. You’ll complete this course with the experience and confidence required to dive immediately into work in this dynamic, growing industry.

If you like working with people, want a challenging and rewarding career, and like jobs where no two days are the same, a career in individual support and care will help unlock your passion. Your career in support services starts with this course.


To be eligible to study this course, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be aged over 17 years; AND
  • Hold a current police check; AND
  • Have undertaken a pre-training review.

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in this course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Students will need to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test with scores of learning, writing, oral communication (ACSF level 2+) and numeracy (ACSF level 2) is desirable to participate in this course. A basic level of computer literacy is also required.

In this individual support course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support
  • CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well-being
  • 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

Elective subjects:

  • 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
  • CHCHCS001 – Provide home and community support services
  • CHCPAL001 – Deliver care services using a palliative approach

If you want to arm yourself with a qualification that can make a real difference in your community and is widely recognised, then look no further than Hammond Institute. They’re all about equipping you with the right skills, knowledge and confidence to be workplace ready, with custom-designed courses in community services, childhood education and care, and more.

Be led by trainers who are at the top of their game, and are genuinely interested in your success. Having delivered a quality training experience since 2001, you can trust Hammond Institute to help you achieve your educational goals!

Hammond Institute prides themselves on offering their students a supportive and positive study experience. To abide by their motto of “Where the student comes first”, Hammond has put in place a team of trainers and assessors to assist with questions, concerns and offer study tips, available to students 24/7.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) from Hammond Institute.

This industry-focused course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in the fields of individual support and community care. A rapidly growing sector with new job opportunities, individual care will provide you with the opportunity to seek employment as a residential care worker, community care worker, or as a personal care assistance.

This course also acts as a pathway to further study and qualification. After completing this Certificate III course you may choose to enhance your career opportunities with a CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support, or a CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability - providing new opportunities for highly specialised support work.

Curious about where a career in aged care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is $4,000. Hammond Institute offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

Government-subsidised training may be available to eligible students - enquire now to find out more.

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