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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

National ID: CHC33015 | State ID: AWK6

Are you ready for a lifelong career helping 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 some other reason.

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.

Half price fees apply!

lower fees local skills logo.png 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. Find out more Opens in a new window.
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

Half price*

Half price courses under the Lower Fees, Local skills initiative are half price for everyone, plus there are fee caps. The fees cap means that regardless of how much your course fees are, under Lower fees, local skills you will not pay more than a set total amount.

The concession rate course fee cap of $400 (from the date the new fee applied) applies to:

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding: 
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

The non-concession course fee cap is $1,200 (from the date the new fee applied).

Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Additional Requirements

A National Police Clearance, Working with Children Card and a medical screening with specific immunisations are required prior to undertaking the practical components of this course. Students will also be required to attend Skills Workshops at either Northam, Geraldton or Kalgoorlie Campus as appropriate.

Entry requirements to Certificate III must be met. The entry requirements are non-specified in the training package. The equivalent developed skills in literacy and numeracy are required to meet industry standards.  School Leaver- OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8; Non-School Leaver- C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent; AQF- Certificate I or Certificate Il. Students can use the LLN Robot to ensure that they meet the literacy and numeracy requirements.

Learners must be 18 years or older at time of commencing placement.

Students must provide a WA National Police Clearance that does not identify any offences that would prevent the student from working in the Aged or Disability care sector.

Students may be asked to provide a Working with Children’s check depending on the placement agencies requirements.

Students must be physically fit to perform physical duties associated with providing personal care and domestic support including but not limited to:

  • Manual handling tasks such as hoisting and transferring
  • Assisting with personal care tasks such as showering and feeding
  • Assisting with domestic duties such as cleaning and making beds

Students may be asked to provide a medical clearance to support your application.

  • Students may be asked to provide evidence of immunisation status and may be required to have additional immunisations depending on the placement agencies requirements.
Course requirements

A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course. To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of direct support work in at leas one, aged care, home and community, disability or community service organisation.

Important information

Additional Resources

Learners will be required to provide additional resources for this course. Details are provided in the Pre-Enrolment Information Pack.

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Central Regional TAFE has a partnership arrangement with The Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Inc (RLSSWA) RTO # 0854 to deliver and assess this unit on their behalf. RLSSWA are the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) therefore Central Regional TAFE follows all of RLSSWA’s organisational policies and procedures when delivering and assessing all units of competence. All correspondence related to the policies and procedures should be directed to the office (08) 9383 8200. RLSSWA’s policies and procedures can be found here https://www.royallifesavingwa.com.au/programs/vocational-training/rto-policies

A fee of $19.80 will be paid to RLSSWA for issuance of Certificates/statements of attainments.

Specialisations

You will have a choice of three (3) specialisations as part of this course:

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

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment as a: community care worker, disability support worker, aged care worker, nursing assistant, home care assistant or an in-home respite worker.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Carnarvon Campus - Self Paced Onsite

Overview

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Units

Overview
Duration 12 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Carnarvon Campus
How
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Geraldton Campus - Self Paced External

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Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
External mode
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Ready to register for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Geraldton Campus - Traineeship

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Duration 1 year/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Traineeship
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An Apprenticeship or Traineeship is a full time employment based training program usually lasting 12 months or more. Find out more here.
Kalgoorlie Campus - Self Paced Onsite

Overview

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Units

Overview
Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Kalgoorlie Campus
How Flexible delivery
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Ready to register for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Northam Campus - Self Paced On-site

Overview

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Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Northam Campus
How Continuous Enrolment
Flexible delivery
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Ready to register for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Semester 2, 2020

Carnarvon Campus - Classroom

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Duration 12 month/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Carnarvon Campus
How
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Geraldton Campus - Classroom

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Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page, apply with TAFE Admissions or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated July 08, 2020