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Certificate III in Individual Support

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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.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Course Code
CHC33015
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$2,475 total

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

You must be 17 years of age at the commencement of the course and have turned 18 years of age at the time work placement is scheduled. If you are under the age of 18, you can study the course work but won't be able to complete the qualification until you turn 18 years of age and can successfully complete the work placement requirements.

Students must be able to produce a current police check prior to placement.

An entry requirement into this course, is for you to have a careers consultation with the Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre. After submitting your online application, a member of the Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre team will be in contact with you to make an appointment.

Study locations

Hamilton

Warrnambool

Colac

Portland

Online

What you will learn

The learner will gain a wonderful hands-on learning experience covering all of the necessary aspects of being a successful worker in the Aged Care, Home and Community Care and disability sectors. You will enjoy a 120 work placement that is completely supported and set up by SWTAFE.

Career pathways

This course will enable you to work as an individual support worker in an aged care, home and community care and disability setting.

  • over the past 10 years jobs in Healthcare and Social Assistance have grown by 26% with Residential Care the biggest driver of growth, growing by 10%
  • In 2012 - 350,000 workers in aged care sector, by 2050 there will need to be 1.3m workers in the aged care sector
  • 2013 - 2018 - 1 in 4 new jobs created will be in our industry or an additional 229,400 new workers

Locally we are seeing unprecedented growth in the industry with over 90% of our students gained employment or going onto further study within a month of completing the course.

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.