Certificate III in Individual Support

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Get ready for a rewarding career supporting others!

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support, you'll be on your way to a career helping those that need support due to ageing, disability or other personal circumstances.

Gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry or disability sector; caring for and enabling people to maintain independence.

You'll also learn about supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

Half price
Existing worker traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Education and Community Services
National course code: CHC33015 | WA State ID: AWK6

Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course

To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.

If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.

Embark on a fulfilling career helping others.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the aged care industry or disability sector, caring, enabling people to maintain independence. You will gain an understanding about supporting people with dementia, safety procedures, ethical behaviour, infection control, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

You will develop the skills and knowledge required to provide personal, physical and emotional support to people who require assistance with daily living, including the elderly and people with disabilities.

Locations

Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Northam

Make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Develop the skills to care for those within the aged care, disability, or home and community care sector. Students who undertake this qualification can choose to specialise in one of these three streams.

Training is focussed on empowering and equipping students with the knowledge and competencies required of community workers to deliver individualised support to people who may require assistance due to ageing, disability or other reasons, both in community or residential settings. Students will be taught how to use discretion and judgement when providing this support and to take ownership of tasks and outcomes.

Experienced lecturers will provide participants with a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as expand on the theories behind the concepts and practices of person-centred support.

As part of this qualification, participants will undertake 120 hours of supervised work placement where they will be able to apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course. A federal police clearance is required prior to placement.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Locations

Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus

Choose a private training provider that delivers this course

This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.

AMA Training Services is the registered training organisation of the Australian Medical Association (WA), Western Australia’s peak representative body for doctors and medical students. AMA Training Services has a proud history of delivering high quality and contextualised training to the health and community industries.

This qualification is offered under the Participation and Equity Program as well as traineeship arrangements. 

Delivery locations

Nedlands
Joondalup
Rockingham
Coodanup
Bunbury

The Certificate III in Individual Support reflects the role of support workers who follow an individualised care plan to provide person centred care to clients and residents and is available in three different specialisations, Ageing, Home and Community and Disability. This is the first step in gaining the skills to operate effectively as a care worker or assistant in nursing within the aged, health,disability and community care sectors.

The course consists of trainer directed face to face group workshops, delivered at our purpose-built Training Institute. There are 9 workshops to provide the theory for the relevant Units of Competency within this qualification, these theory days incorporate simulated activities and real-life experiences from the trainers and other group members. Each workshop has post course assignments that are to be completed within a designated time frame, and on the job training and assessments which consists of 120 hours practical placement that is organised for students by our Student Support Coordinator.

The cost for the qualification is dependant on individual learner circumstances. Amana Living Training Institute can deliver Nationally Recognised Training for Traineeships, Priority Industry Training or other Government funded programs.

Delivery location

Rivervale

Alzheimer’s WA offers this foundation course for beginning your Aged Care career at our newly refurbished modern Training College in Shenton Park, (Includes access to specialised library resources).

The face to face training is conducted over 14 weeks in the classroom (equivalent of full time study) with an additional minimum of 140 hours of workplace experience which will be organised by Alzheimer’s WA on your behalf, including the opportunity to work in one of our specialised dementia respite houses in Perth.  (Part time study options are available for existing workers.)

Our course has a strong emphasis on understanding a person centred approach to care, in particular for those living with dementia.  You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and expert guest speakers.

Funding is available under Jobs and Skills WA Priority Industry Training (PIT) program for both Job Seekers and Existing Workers.

Contact us today on 9388 2800 or education@alzheimerswa.org.au

Delivery location

Shenton Park

We deliver this qualification under the GIT funding model and available through traineeships.

The BSB30115 Certificate III in Business is the perfect qualification for those looking to develop their skills to work in general administration and office support roles.

This course will introduce you to business technology, creating spreadsheets, delivering brilliant customer service, turning customer complaints into opportunities, creating PowerPoints, working safely and prioritising your day.

This course includes a practical placement component to make sure you are highly skilled and job ready. We take care to match you with businesses that best suit your career goals and needs including location and upcoming vacancies. Each placement is designed to maximise your likelihood of continued employment.

We pride ourselves on providing a supportive learning environment to help our students to launch their new career successfully! 

Delivery locations

Osborne Park
Armadale
Rockingham

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is the newest qualification in the aged care industry.

Students may do this course as an entry pathway into the aged care industry. Our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support course is designed to develop multi-skilled workers who are industry ready to enter the broad range of services supporting the growing aging population in residential and community settings.

Our face to face classroom course led by industry experts will prepare you for the requirements needed to succeed in this exciting industry. We are proud of the reputation of delivering quality graduates to the aged care industry.

In addition to our classroom delivery, you will receive hands on training in our specifically designed manual handling facility ensuring you have the appropriate skills to operate necessary equipment you will be presented with when you commence work in an aged care environment.

A mandatory component of our program is the 160 hours of practical placement, working within an actual aged care environment. Our dedicated Practical Placement Coordinator will secure you a placement and support you through this process.

Many of our delivery sites include weekly enrolments meaning you can commence immediately once your enrolment is in place. AEATS also offers interest free payment plans to students.

  • The course comprises of 13 units (7 Core and 6 Elective). Successful completion of this course requires the fulfillment of all 13 units of competency.

 

Delivery locations

Perth
Mirrabooka
Clarkson
Success
Mandurah
Bunbury
Geraldton

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.

Funded through PIT and Equity programmes

Delivery location

EAST PERTH 

The Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) is designed to provide training to entry level workers who want to work in residential aged care facilities, community care, disability care, community based organisations and hospitals.

Having achieved Certificate III in Individual Support, you will gain knowledge and skills in areas relating to personal care, assisting people to maintain independence in their home of choice and providing welfare and support services to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

Besides classroom-based face-to-face training at our campus (40 Lord St, East Perth), you will receive a minimum of 160 hours of workplace training in an appropriate aged care environment.

A range of job opportunities are available for graduates to work as a personal care worker, an assistant in nursing, a support worker, a respite worker or a community care worker.

You can take your first step in this career with us and get ready for recruiting upon graduation.

Delivery location

East Perth

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you will gain skills and knowledge to enable you to find employment in a variety of organisations providing personal support and care to people who need assistance.

This course is an entry level qualification and there are pathways available to Certificate IV and nursing courses.

There is strong and increasing demand for workers in aged care, disability care and home and community care.

You will be fully supported during your studies with Bestwest Care.  A practical placement is arranged by us.

Delivery location

Kwinana

PIT

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support has been designed specifically for students who are wishing to gain employment in the Support Services, providing support to individuals with living with the results of Ageing and/or Disabilities.

The course is designed for individuals, who have a passion to provide genuine person-centred support to the elderly who may require additional assistance. This is an integral part of training and highly valued asset to the aged care industry, all while making students highly employable care workers with this nationally recognised training.

Sero (Brisbane Career College) is an approved training provider offering funded courses in Certificate III in Individual Support. Jobs and Skills WA funding is available for students. To be eligible to undertake training under Priority Industry Training (PIT) prospective students must meet eligibility criteria. In order to be eligible for publicly funded training, students must have left school, your primary place of residence must be in Western Australia and you are:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 820 or 826; or
  • a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457.

Please note: Access to subsidised training is subject to availability. 

Delivery location

Osborne Park

Centacare’s Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered face-to-face from our state-of-the-art training facilities and will get you qualified for entry-level jobs in the growing health and disability sectors.

Centacare offers all three specialisations in this course. You can choose from:

  • Ageing – get qualified for work in the aged care sector and learn how to provide effective support to people living in aged care facilities.
  • Disability – get qualified for work in the disability services sector, helping to empower and support people living with disabilities.
  • Home and Community – get qualified for work in the health sector and learn to provide effective support to people in a home or community environment.

The course includes 120 hours of work experience with a service provider related to your chosen specialisation, which is all organised by Centacare on your behalf.

You can learn:

  • how to support independence and wellbeing;
  • activities and skills to support daily living needs;
  • manual handling techniques;
  • how to practise infection control;
  • basic medical and industry terminology, and much more.

This course can be a pathway to a career in nursing and is delivered across both PIT and Participation Equity funding programs. This course may be free or subsidised for eligible students – please contact us for more information.

Centacare offers many additional benefits to its students, including:

  • language, literacy and numeracy support;
  • free counselling and support services;
  • referrals to settlement services for migrants;
  • student mentoring program;
  • resume-writing workshops;
  • additional learning support and more.

For more information or to apply for this course, contact us today.

Delivery location

West Perth

When you complete the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for employment at a support worker in the community services and health industry. Funded through the Priority Industry Training, electives have been chosen to provide a range of employment outcomes by including units that are suited to both the residential and community settings.

This qualification is offered in a number of delivery methodologies, including classroom delivery, school-based traineeships and through an RPL process.  For school-based traineeships, training is provided on-the-job with agreements with individual schools, to meet education West Australian Certificate of Education requirements. Suitable workplace options are secured through the Group Training Providers.

RPL acknowledges an individual’s existing skills, knowledge and experience, relevant to the training package requirements, through an assessment-only process. This qualification was endorsed by the Industry Skills Council August 2015 and supersedes (replaces) the following qualifications:

  • CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care 
  • CHC30408 Certificate III in Disability 
  • CHC30312 Certificate III in Home and Community 

Delivery location

Bunbury

This qualification is perfect for people who wish to start a career as a Care Worker, as well as for those who are already working in the area and need to formalise their qualifications in order to take the next step in their career. Throughout your training, the focus will be on empowering you with the knowledge and competencies required by Individual Support workers to deliver individualised person-centred support to people who may require assistance due to ageing in community or residential based settings.

This course is delivered under the Priority Industry Training program for students who are currently unemployed. A practical placement of 120 hours is also required. 

Delivery location

Clarkson

This qualification has 3 streams Ageing – Disability – Home and Community

The qualifications are available under Lower Fees Local Skills and are offered through Employer Traineeship arrangements and Priority Industry Training.

The course gives participants the skills and knowledge to work with a person-centered approach in facilities under direct or regular supervision and in the community.  Workers carry out activities to maintain personal care and other activities of living for people in an Aged Care – Disability or Community setting.

Mandatory work placement of 120 hours is organised by Health Link Training.

For further information visit our website www.healthlinktraining.com.au

Email: admin@healthlinktraining.com.au or Tel: 1300 885 046

Delivery locations

Booragoon
Cannington
Carlisle
Esperance

Become qualified, find employment, be empowered.

Classroom based course delivered in our modern Campuses, with experienced trainers.

Upskill and get job ready with this Individual Support qualification.

This nationally accredited qualification in CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) will guide you to provide person-centred care to those living with a disability or seniors who need assistance with their everyday life.

Help someone live their best life by enrolling into this course today!

With reasonable entry requirements and access to affordable payment options, it means you can learn and practice now.

Contact us today to find out more: 1300 757 296

On site delivery also available for traineeships.

Delivery location

Armadale

Are you ready to make a difference in someone’s life?

Discover your rewarding career in the Aged Care and Disability sector. Learn from our industry experts and obtain the qualifications to undertake a role such as a Residential Care Worker, Disability Service Officer or a Care Support Officer.

Get the job ready skills required to provide person-centred support to people who may require it due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Enrol today to get started in a Certificate III in Individual Support at Insight Training and kickstart your new career!

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative (from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021) you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

This qualification is delivered under a traineeship. 

Contact us today to find out more: 1300 046 744.

Delivery locations

Morley
Rockingham

The CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support is designed for workers in the community or residential setting who provide individualised support to the aged or people with disabilities.

Students may undertake this course as an entry pathway into the aged care or disability care industry. Our course is directed towards developing multi-skilled workers for the broad range of services supporting aged people and the disabled in residential and community settings. This course supersedes the CHC30212 Certificate III in Aged Care.

The course would be delivered over one semester including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training and professional experience placement (PEP).

Job Outcomes:

Accommodation support worker

Community care worker

Care assistant

Assistant in nursing

Personal care assistant

Care service employees

Field officer

Personal care giver

In-home respite worker

Home care assistant

Care service employees

Nursing assistant

Community house worker

Community support worker

Care worker

Personal care worker

Support worker

Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)

Please visit website for more info: www.ihna.edu.au or contact 1800 22 52 83 or admissions.wa@ihna.edu.au

Delivery location

Perth

Kick-start your career in a thriving industry and gain a qualification from a registered healthcare provider.

Our Certificate III in Individual Support 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 assistance due to ageing, disability or some other reason. On completion, our students are job ready and have a wide range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as key theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred care.  

​My Flex Training RTO ensures you have the competency that industry requires and prepares you to carry out activities to maintain personal care and other activities of living for people in aged care facilities, for people in their own homes and in other community settings.  Through our Certificate III in Individual Support course, you will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviour required to assist the elderly in their everyday lives. You will gain hands-on experience that enables you to provide personal care, assist with mobility needs, identify and report hazards, with the use of all relevant industry equipment and documentation.

During the course you will be guided by highly experienced trainers/ assessors, who ensure our courses are very interactive and the most fun in Perth! They provide a holistic approach to training using everyday examples, demonstrations, simulations and practical experience to assist your understanding.  

With flexible study pathways, including traineeships, and payment/funding options, contact us to launch your healthcare career.

Delivery location

Perth

PIT, Traineeships

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follows an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

Program includes 120 of work placement. 

Delivery locations

Gosnells
Maddington

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support provides you with the skills and knowledge essential to the role of a care and support worker in the community & residential aged care sector. This course offered by Open Colleges School of Health is structured to provide you with both the ‘Ageing’ specialisation and ‘Home and Community’ specialisation in the one qualification.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered using a flexible methodology, face to face on-campus delivery inclusive of skills laboratories and simulated practical environments.

Why study this course?

• Open Colleges School of Health offers you the flexibility of a blended learning model, with theory and underpinning knowledge completed face to face in classroom and practical skills and assessment in our state of the art clinical skills labs.

You will be offered opportunity to practice the skills you are learning before going out on practical placement and experiencing the activity and ‘life’ of a Individual Support worker.

•  On-the-job experience through 120 hours practical work placement organised by us for you that allows you to practice the skills learnt and learn from inside the industry.

•  Our graduates are highly regarded within the community and residential aged care industry 

Delivery location

Perth

Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities. Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to ageing or disability. Be trained in safety procedures and the legal and ethical framework of this sector.

The qualification runs for approximately 23 Weeks, with a requirement of 120 hours, minimum work placement in a community service facility.

This qualification is delivered in a classroom environment and includes work practicum.

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative (from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2021) 

Contact us today: 1300 361 343

Delivery locations

Canning Vale
Mandurah
Rockingham

This qualification is offered via the Traineeship model, consisting of self-paced study, scheduled training sessions and on the job training.

Theory elements consisting of knowledge-based tests, observation reports and role plays are delivered via an online learning platform and virtual classrooms. Training sessions are scheduled according to the trainee and employer’s needs which usually consists of a minimum of one virtual classroom session a month.

Practical components are delivered at Skill Hire’s Forrestfield location and scheduled according to the trainee and employer’s needs.

Trainees will be working in a role that can provide them with additional on the job training to support the qualification.

 

Delivery locations

Perth
Workplace

This qualification is designed to provide training to entry level workers who want to work in residential aged care facilities, community care, disability care, community-based organisations and hospitals.

It reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting (residential aged care facilities) who follow an individualised plan for provision of person-centred care to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Workers are being required to increasingly support people in their homes, support people with increasingly complex needs, to tailor care and support approaches to meet individual needs with increased ‘client’ choice.

The course combines both theory and practical training, with the bulk of the learning and assessment in the workplace where learners will be practising newly acquired knowledge through delivery of skills in areas relating to personal care, assisting people to maintain independence in their home of choice and provide welfare and support services to assist some of the most vulnerable people in the community.

To achieve this qualification, you must complete 160 hours in a suitable aged care workplace.

Delivery location

Mandurah

This qualification is part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Acquire the skills and knowledge to gain a career in community and/or residential aged care facilities. Learn to provide personal care to people who may require support due to ageing or disability. Be trained in safety procedures and the legal and ethical framework of this sector.
Stanley College offers the following pathways for this course:

  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as English Language and Study Assistance programs, the Employment Liaison Team, the Student Support Team for your well-being and Trainer Support for your academic progress.

During work-based training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be Job-Ready at graduation. Stanley College has entered into work-based training agreements with a number of employers.

For further information including pathways and eligibility requirements, please contact us at 6371 9999 or visit our website.

Delivery locations

Mirrabooka
Northbridge
West Perth  

Upon completion of this course you will eligible to deliver services to support the elderly in our community. Our course focuses on ensuring that you not only have the knowledge but also the skills to work effectively in the industry. TPG Training currently offers this as part of a Traineeship.

 

Delivery location

Kingsley

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.

Delivery location

Bibra Lake

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support reflects the role of workers in the Aged Care, Disability or Home and Community care setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to age or disability. 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.

This qualification is suitable for Workplace Traineeship Arrangements.

Delivered via traineeship pathway.

Delivery location

On the job

The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.