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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

National Code: CHC33015

CHC33015

What does this course involve?
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.

Certificate III in Individual Support contains 13 units of competency.  Seven units are core, 6 units are elective.  To obtain this qualification at Brite Institute you must successfully complete all 13 units and 120 hours of relevant industry practice.

What are the entry requirements for this course?
This course has no pre-requisites, however to undertake this course at Brite institute you will need to successfully complete a pre‑training review and be prepared to undertake 120 hour practical placement. A police record check will be required for students to be placed in an industry practical placement.
If you are undertaking this course as a trainee you will need to be working a minimum of 13 hours per week,

What employment opportunities will I have once I have my certificate?
Certificate III in Individual Support may provide you with employment opportunities as a:

  • Personal Care Worker or Assistant
  • Community Care/Home Care Worker
  • Respite Worker or Carer
  • Disability Support Worker

 

Is this a nationally recognised course?
Yes, this course is Nationally Recognised

How is the training funded?
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding (eligibility criteria apply) or through Fee-for-Service arrangements.

What further study options will I have?
Once you have finished your course you may wish to consider other community services qualifications such as Certificate IV in Ageing Support, Disability or Leisure and Health, or diplomas in nursing

How long is the course?
Certificate III in Individual Support takes approximately 6 months to complete and is delivered via a weekly classroom training timetable. On average an additional 5 hours of work per week is required to complete assessments.

How will I be assessed?
Your assessments can include:

  • Oral and written questions
  • Case Studies/Scenarios
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Projects
  • Workplace documents
  • Third Party Reports from a workplace supervisor

Will my previous experience or study count?
Brite Institute recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by other RTOs. You will be granted Credit Transfer (CT) for units that can be included in a Certificate III in Individual Support that you have previously successfully completed through another RTO. You can also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). 

Certificate III in Individual Support – Sample Training Plan


Unit Code

Unit Title

Nominal Hours

Core (7 units)

CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

30

CHCCCS023

Support independence and well being

80

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

30

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

40

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

55

HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

70

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

25

Electives (ageing specialisation stream)

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

50

CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

65

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

60

 

Electives (disability specialisation stream)

 

CHCDIS001

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

40

CHCDIS002

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

50

CHCDIS003

Support community participation and social inclusion

60

CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

100

 

Electives (home and community care specialisation stream)

 

CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

50

CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

60

CHCCCS025

Support relationships with carers and families

70

CHCHCS001

Provide home and community support services

50

 

Electives (other)

 

CHCPAL001

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

60

CHCCCS009

Facilitate responsible behaviour

40

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

55

What fees will I pay for my course?
You will pay fees for tuition, amenities and resources.
Each student's fees are calculated separately and based on the nominal hours of the units chosen, and whether or not government subsidies apply. Please refer to the fees and charges section on Brite's website for further details.

Contact Details for Brite Institute (TOID: 3834)

Address: 463– 467 High Street, Northcote, VIC, 3070   Business Hours: M - F   8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Telephone: (03) 9481 6422   Facsimile: (03) 9486 1073
Email: briteinstitute@briteind.com.au   Web: www.briteind.com.au

Access and Inclusion

Brite Institute is committed to delivering services in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to age, gender, culture, religion and disability and encourages fair access to services for people of underrepresented groups.  A full copy of the Brite Institute Access and Equity Policy is available upon request and is displayed at the Northcote site.  Full disability access is available at both training sites and people with a disability are encouraged to participate in both accredited and pre-accredited training programs.