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Certificate III in Individual Support

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    16 weeks classroom-based; 12 months blended learning

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Royal College of Healthcare (RTO 31994)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Community Care Worker | Disability Support Worker | Personal Care Worker | Home Care Assistant | View all

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) from Royal College of Healthcare is the ideal entry-level qualification for those wishing to pursue careers in aged care.

Throughout the course, you'll learn how to provide direct client care both safely and effectively. From supporting the independence, wellbeing and empowerment of older people, to providing specialised support for patients with dementia or in palliative care, you'll discover the fundamentals of working in the challenging and rewarding aged care industry.

This course is delivered via two methods. Classroom delivery involves learning two days a week for a 16-week period, with 13 weeks in class and three weeks/120 hours' practical placement. The blended learning method involves tutorials once a month from a trainer, with email and phone support in between and a simulation week to develop your practical skills.


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

  • Achieve a level of language, literacy and numeracy appropriate for a Certificate III course; AND
  • Be able to handle physical aspects of the role; AND
  • Be emotionally equipped to handle the role; AND
  • Have a passion for caring for the elderly.

Funded students must hold a management/supervisory role within a community sector organisation such as an aged care facility.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health and community services
  • CHCCCS015 - Provide individualised support
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCCCS023 - Support independence and wellbeing
  • HLTAAP001 - Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCAGE001 - Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS011 - Meet personal support needs
  • CHCAGE005 - Provide support to people living with dementia
  • CHCPAL001 - Deliver care services using palliative care
  • CHCADV001 - Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
  • CHCCCS001 - Assess the needs of people with chronic disease
  • HLTAID003 - Provide first aid (Metropolitan regions only)
Royal College of Healthcare When it comes to quality training in aged care and disability services look to Royal College of Healthcare. Develop your skills in the rapidly growing healthcare industry and join one of Australia’s largest and most rewarding sectors.

Up-to-date courses and outstanding trainers makes Royal College well regarded in the industry and their students in high demand. Commit to making a royal change to your career with a course healthcare!
Royal College is all about helping you achieve your study and career goals! You’ll be allocated a dedicated and expert trainer who will be available via phone, email or face-to-face to offer ongoing support and answer questions.

Their Study Success Program also offers coaches who are able to help students who want extra study assistance as well as preparing you for the job hunt after graduation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support(CHC33015) from Royal College of Healthcare.

Graduates will be prepared to pursue roles in a variety of aged and community care settings, from residential and home-based aged care to disability and community care services.

Where could a career in health take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Community Care Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • Assistant In Nursing

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Royal College of Healthcare offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
  • Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans may be available to eligible students
  • Eligible Queensland students may be entitled to subsidies under the Queensland Government's Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding

Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

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