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Course Name:
Certificate III in Individual Support (Home & Community)
Course Code:
Course Duration:
4 months - 12 months to complete
Delivery Mode:
Online or face to face
Course Fee:
Free Course Guide
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This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community care and/or residential facilities who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who require support due to ageing, disability or other reasons. This qualification provides enrolled students with an entry level qualification into the Home and Community and Age Care Sector. This nationally recognized qualification is recognized in all States and Territories in Australia. This course is designed for individuals wanting to work in clients' home environment, community groups and other residential settings. To complete this qualification, students must complete at least 120 hours of work experience in a residential aged care facility to allow all competencies to be assessed on-the-job. There is a need for a Federal Police Criminal Record check in all aged care and disability organisations and for all roles.

13 unit of competency (7 core units & 6 elective units).

Core Units (7 Units):

CHCCCS015Provide individualised support
CHCCCS023Support independence and well being
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systems
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units (6 Units):

CHCCCS011Meet personal support needs (Home & Community Specialisation)
CHCCCS025Support relationships with carers and families (Home & Community Specialisation)
CHCHCS001Provide home and community support services (Home & Community Specialisation)
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people (Home & Community Specialisation)
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE002Implement falls prevention strategies
  • There is no requirement or pre-requisite required to commence this course. However, students must be competent in basic literacy and numeracy (reading & writing in English).
  • Completion of year 10 or equivalent
  • National police clearance for vocational placement
  • Working with children clearance
  • Students should be at least 18 years of age.
  • Diploma of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing