Certificate III in Individual Support


This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

To achieve this qualification, you must complete at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Start Date
22 February (Macksville)
4 April (Coffs Harbour)
8 - 12 months
Delivery Options

Course details

This qualification comprises of 15 units of competency of which the following 9 are core units:

CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Students choose 6 elective units at time of enrolment, specialising in Ageing or Disability, or both.

For more information, please contact the College or visit training.gov.au

Every individual is different. While there are no entry requirements for this course, NV College may interview you to determine suitability and provide advice on the most suitable study pathway.

A popular pathway into the Certificate III is our entry level industry taster Care Ready program.

As part of the student entry procedure, we require students to undertake a standardised Language Literacy and Numeracy (LNN) assessment. The results help us to identify a student learning needs prior to training starting.

We understand that everyone has different needs, which is why we offer different delivery options.

You can undertake your training as part of a traineeship with an employer of your choice, part-time or full-time; or you can study at your own pace online with the support of a trainer and attendance at regular face-to-face workshops.

It’s up to you. We’ll be able to provide you with advice once we get to know you.

Depending on your chosen mode of study, this course can be completed within 8-12 months.

At NV College students commence their study or training ongoingly. Depending on your chosen mode of study, you may be able to enrol and start within days. Please contact us to discuss your options.

Next commencement dates:

22 February (Macksville)
4 April (Coffs Harbour)

Macksville or Coffs Harbour

Your employer or work-placement can be located elsewhere along the Mid-North Coast. We will discuss options with you prior to your commencement.

Many participants undertaking this course are joining the workforce in care rolls or stay with their traineeship employer. For those wanting to further their career, you can enrol with us in the Certificate IV in Ageing Support.

NV College is a Smart & Skilled provider and can offer some of its course fee-free. The training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria apply. Please contact us and we will help you check your eligibility.