Certificate III in Individual Support


Offering specialisations in Aged Care, Disability and Home and Community Care, the Certificate III in Individual Support is designed to produce job ready candidates to one of the highest growth industries in Australia. Do you enjoy helping others? Do you gain satisfaction out of making a positive difference in your community? This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow and individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.


Employment Opportunities 

  • Aged Care Worker
  • Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Community Care Worker
Course Requirements

To achieve a Certificate III in Individual Support 13 units must be completed including 7 core units and 6 elective units. Elective units from only 1 specialisation may be chosen to fulfill the requirements of this qualification.

Core Units

CHCCCS015           Provide individualised support

CHCCCS023            Support independence and well-being*

CHCCOM005           Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001             Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001             Work legally and ethically

HLTAAP001                Recognise healthy body systems

HLTWHS002               Follow safe work practices for direct client care

*120 hours of work placement is required for completion of this unit

Elective Units

Ageing Specialisation

CHCAGE001          Facilitate the empowerment of older people

CHCAGE005          Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCCCS011           Meet personal support needs

CHCADV001            Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

HLTAID003               Provide first aid

CHCDIS002             Follow established person-centred behavior supports

Disability Specialisation

CHCDIS001               Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS002                Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS003                Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS007                Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

HLTAID003                  Provide first aid

CHCADV001                Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Home and Community Specialisation

CHCDIS007                Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

CHCCCS011               Meet personal support needs

CHCCCS025               Support relationships with carers and families

CHCHCS001                Provide home and community support services

HLTAID003                   Provide first aid

CHCADV001                Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

Course Duration / Method of Delivery

The Certificate III in Individual Support is delivered over 26 weeks. In order to provide flexible options, students can choose one of the following delivery options:

Classroom environment: Suitable for unemployed students. Content is delivered with weekly classroom sessions at the Gold Coast                                            and Toowoomba campuses.
Flexible delivery: Self-paced learning with one-on-one contact with a trainer

To achieve this qualification, the candidate will need to complete at least 120 hours of work placement. Aurora will help place participants in work environments to maximise best possible outcomes.

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program

The Certificate 3 Guarantee program is funded by the Queensland Government to give eligible individuals a
government subsidy toward the training costs for a range of Certificate level III qualifications.
Aurora Training Institute is a Pre-Qualified Supplier under this program for the delivery of this Certificate III
As you can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy once, it is important that you consider and compare
your training options and ensure they align with your chosen career pathway.
Every student that completes or discontinues a Certificate 3 Guarantee course must complete a Student
Training and Employment Survey within 3 months.

Student Contribution Fee

The Student Contribution Fee under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program is $15. This fee represents the total cost
to the student to enrol, undertake training and be awarded the qualification.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enrol in the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, you must:

  • Be aged 15 years or above and;
  • Be no longer at school and;
  • Be a Queensland resident permanently residing in Queensland i.e. an Australia Citizen or permanent
    resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • Not have previously completed or currently be enrolled in a Certificate III level qualification (or higher)

* Certificate III Qualifications completed at secondary school are not counted

Contact us Today

For more information on the User Choice program visit the Queensland Government website at www.training.qld.gov.au.

Call or email us and enrol today!

1300 936 864 or admin@aurora.edu.au

Or fill out the enquiry form on the side and we will contact you.


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