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Certificate III in Individual Support

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Make a real difference in someone's life by becoming an individual support worker. The Certificate III in Individual Support gives you the tools and knowledge to support and care for older people and those in vulnerable situations.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
10 months full-time
Course Code
CHC33015
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$3,303 total

About this course

Make a real difference in someone's life by becoming an individual support worker. The Certificate III in Individual Support gives you the tools and knowledge to support and care for older people and those in vulnerable situations.

You'll learn how to provide one-on-one support through individualised plans for the elderly or people living with a disability. You'll also learn strategies and techniques for supporting people with dementia, and how to deliver care in a palliative setting.

You'll have the opportunity to practice your skills during placements, so you'll graduate ready to make a difference.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Trainees/School-based apprentices: Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Applicants will also need:

  • A current National Police Check
  • A current Working With Children's Check
  • A First Aid Certificate as well as serum levels
  • Up-to-date immunisations prior to practical placement

Study locations

Seymour - Wallis Street

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Benalla - Samaria Road

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course prepares you for a role in community support industries, such as aged care, accommodation support, respite care, and home care assistance, in roles such as:

  • Personal Care Attendant
  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Home Care Assistant
  • In-Home Respite Worker
  • Support Worker

Working in this industry, you will provide both emotional and physical support to your clients. You'll have the skills to work across a number of settings, including disability support, aged care, and palliative care.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.