Certificate III in Individual Support

  • Qualification:

    Certificate III

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

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  • Duration:

    26 weeks (part-time study available)

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Patrick Careers Academy (RTO 2658)

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  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Personal Care Assistant | Respite Care Worker | Aged Care Activity Worker | Assistant Community Services Worker | Community Health Worker | View All

This course meets the 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

Start a meaningful new career helping others thrive with this hands-on Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) course from Patrick Careers Academy. 

Designed for students seeking to work in community care and support, this course provides the knowledge, skills and experience required to work in person-centred support roles in the aged care or disability sectors, with the empathy and interpersonal skills to make a real difference.

In this course, you’ll learn key aspects of individualised care, including how to follow safe work practices, work with chronic disease, support older people and people with disease or mental illness, and will learn how to work ethically and respectfully to enable clients to lead fulfilling, thriving lives. You’ll have the opportunity to complete 120 hours of practical work experience as part of your studies, ensuring your graduate with workplace-ready skills and relevant hands-on experience.

The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme offers significant new opportunities for qualified care workers. After completing this course, you’ll be able to seek employment working in individualised care in a variety of support roles, using your skills, knowledge and experience to have a real impact on the lives of others. 


There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is available for eligible domestic students.

What You’ll Learn

In this allied health course, the subjects you may study include:

  • CHCCS015 – Provide individualised support
  • CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health and community services
  • CHCCS023 – Support independence and wellbeing
  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  • HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems
  • CHCAGE001 – Facilitate the empowerment of older people
  • CHCCCS001 – Address the needs of people with chronic disease
  • CHCCCS017 – Provide loss and grief support
  • CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs
  • CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
  • CHCAGE005 – Provide support for people living with dementia

Why study with Patrick Careers Academy?

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With over 9,000 graduates under their belt, you can trust Patrick Careers Academy to give you the thorough training and confidence to succeed. Between 2010 and 2015, Patrick Careers Academy achieved a 95-100% placement rate for Diploma graduates seeking full-time employment or choosing to continue on to university. Discover the Patrick Careers Academy difference today!

Student Support

Patrick Careers Academy’s philosophy is all about nurturing student’s needs and creating a learner-friendly environment.

They’ve created and enlisted a range of recourses to help make every step of your study journey as seamless as possible. Head to their student info hub, which includes helpful study, tips, student handbook and loads more.

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:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) course from Patrick Careers Academy. 

This qualification will enable you to seek employment in a range of care and support roles in the community services sector, including working as a care worker for older people, people with disabilities, or people with illness and disease. You'll have the opportunity to build essential interpersonal skills required to help people thrive, including critical thinking skills, and the ability to work with empathy and respect with a diverse range of people.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The full fee for this course is $6,620. Payment assistance may be available to eligible students.