CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
Pursue your passion and kickstart your career with Sero Institute’s entry-level Certificate III in Individual Support. Join a course designed for students who want to support and empower people living with disability or aging-related issues, whether at a facility or at a client’s home. Become an integral and highly valued asset to the healthcare industry, all while making yourself a highly employable care worker with our nationally recognised training.
We offer three specialisations, depending on the type of clients you would like to care for:
- Disability, and
- Home & Community.
You can also complete your Certificate III in Individual Support with multiple specialisations. Completing the units from another specialisation will increase the duration and cost of the Certificate. However, having more than one area of expertise diversifies your skill set and career opportunities.
The course is delivered over a period of 15 weeks. The training is broken up into 12 weeks of face to face training (Mon – Wed) and 3 weeks of work placement, which involves 120 hours of work experience with a service provider. SERO Institute organises this placement on your behalf, saving you hours of hassle!
During your work-based training, you will be able to practice your newly learnt skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. This will help you apply for a job after finishing the qualification.
There are no prerequisites to enter our CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support course. However, students must undertake a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment so that the appropriate academic support can be provided through the course.
Students must also be physically fit to undertake practical placement and meet the National Police check criteria.
Jobs & Skills WA will guarantee eligible students a subsided training place in the state’s priority courses. The government has set up this program as many industries are demanding more locally trained workforces to fill their staff gap. Funding is available for our Certificate III in Individual Support under the WA Priority Industry Training (PIT) program.
You would be eligible for a training place if you meet the following criteria:
- If under 18 years of age, you must have a Department of Education (DoE) Notice of Arrangement (please contact our office for further information regarding this requirement),
- Not currently attending school,
- You live in WA,
- An Australian citizen,
- A permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826,
- A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or,
- A bridging visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790.
Under Jobs & Skills WA:
- There is no upper age limit.
- There are no restrictions based on your previous level of awarded qualification. However, you will need to meet any course entry requirements.
Jobs & Skills WA provides subsidies for training in skills in demand. To see if you qualify for these subsidies see the eligibility criteria below. If you are not eligible, the training is available at Fee for Service rate.
- Persons and dependants of persons holding:
- A Pensioner Concession Card,
- A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs,
- A Health Care Card. Persons and dependants of persons for whom the Commonwealth’s JobKeeper payments are being received.
- Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of services from the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs: Jobactive, Online Employment Services, or ParentsNext.
- Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.
- Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.
- Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.
- Secondary school-aged persons not enrolled in school.
The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student Services and resource fees.
3 days a week (Monday-Wednesday) over a 12-week period
120 hours of Industry Placement – organized by SERO on your behalf
Currently offered in WA at our campuses:
- 13 Beechboro Rd Sth, Bayswater, WA 6053
- 169 Main Street, Osborne Park
This course consists of 7 core units:
- Unit 1.1: CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
- Unit 1.2: CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
- Unit 1.3: CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
- Unit 1.4: CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- Unit 1.5: CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- Unit 1.6: HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
- Unit 1.7: HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Ageing Specialisation units:
- Unit 2.1: CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
- Unit 2.2: CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
- Unit 2.3: CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
- Unit 2.4: CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
- Unit 2.5: CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
- Unit 2.6: CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using a palliative care approach
- Unit 3.1: HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and comply with policies and procedures
- Unit 3.2: CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
- Unit 3.3: CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
- Unit 3.4: CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
- Unit 3.5: CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
- Unit 3.6: CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
- Unit 4.1: HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and comply with policies and procedures
- Unit 4.2: CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
- Unit 4.3: CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families
- Unit 4.4: CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services
- Unit 4.5: CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
- Unit 4.6: CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
Your expected career opportunities may vary depending on your chosen specialisation.
Ageing Specialisation Career Opportunities
- Aged Care Worker
- Respite Care Worker
- Personal Care
- Support Worker
- Direct Care Worker
Disability Specialisation Career Opportunities
- Disability Support Worker
- Community Care Worker
- Behavioural Support Officer
- Family Support Worker
- Client Assistant
- Home Care Assistant
- Residential Care Worker
Home & Community Specialisation
- Care Worker
- Community Care Worker
- Home Care Assistant
- Residential Care Worker
- Residential Support Worker
Unit 3.1: CHCDIS001 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
Unit 3.2: CHCDIS002 Follow established person-centred behaviour supports
Unit 3.3: CHCDIS003 Support community participation and social inclusion
Unit 3.4: CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
Unit 3.5: CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
Unit 3.6: CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families