CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to assist people who may require person-centred support due to ageing, disability or some other reasons. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

Providing care for older people in our community – those who have seen, heard and done so much – is one of the most rewarding career opportunities. Elderly individuals with experience and wisdom to pass on may find themselves vulnerable and in need of care from sensitive and compassionate helpers like yourself.This is why a course like First Base Training’s CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support course is so important. You will gain a mixture of theory and hands-on workplace learning, where you will further hone the knowledge and skills you develop in class. Work placement in an active nursing home, which First Base Training arranges for you, allows you to shape your existing attributes into a set of tools and abilities which can be used professionally.

See below for course overview and details.

Our CHC33015 Certificate III in individual support is the first step for many of our students who wish to embark on a fulfilling and rewarding career. Our CHC33015 course features passionate mentors who take great pride in helping each student that comes through the course develop the knowledge and skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

We’ve designed and structured our Certificate III in individual support (Ageing, Home and Community) course so that all of our students will go through and complete two specialisations by the end of the course. Every student will study two (2) specialisations in Ageing, and in Home & Community. In turn, you’ll be able to maximise your employment opportunities and skills directly after you graduate.

Our overarching goal is to give each student all of the tools, hands-on experience and knowledge that they need to have a long and rewarding career with their Certificate III qualification.

Why Take the CHC33015 Course from First Base Training?


It’s simple; every staff member at First Base Training wants to see our students succeed. We dedicate ourselves to helping our students achieve the qualification they need to advance themselves in their lives.  It opens the door to them to choose from a variety of rewarding careers, and these careers are always going to be in great demand.

We want to ensure that the elderly and disabled community across Australia has competent and compassionate workers caring for them, and this is what the Certificate III in Individual Support qualification caters to. This short, six-month program will help you develop as a person, and we’ll also offer a work placement that gives you the real-world experience you can carry with you.

Our Certificate III in Individual Support qualification is also a cost-effective way to get the training that you need to excel in your chosen career. We have payment plans available that help to bridge the gap between the fees of the course and what you can comfortably afford during your studies.. This is a subsidised course for NSW residents that implements elements of traditional classroom learning combined with real-life workplace experience.

You’ll end the course with a nationally recognised qualification that you can take all over Australia to find work. Since there are aged care communities throughout Australia, you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you won’t have to struggle to become successfully employed once you complete the course.

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Are you ready to start your Certificate III in Individual Support? Perhaps you have questions or concerns about what the course entails. Reach out and contact us today!

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Delivery Modes: Classroom and Workplace

Course Duration: Minimum 21 weeks

Payment Plan Available

Subsidised Course

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, a total of 13 units of competency must be completed, 7 core units, plus 6 elective units.

Practical Placement

To achieve competency in this qualification, students are required to undertake 120 hours of supervised Practical Placement. Our Practical Placement Team will arrange a suitable, regulated Aged care service for you which caters for a range of individuals.

Entry Requirements

Individuals will need to complete and clear a Police Check.

FBT’s enrolment process is designed to ensure students enrol into a suitable qualification and includes:

  • A suitability discussion to affirm students’ needs and desired outcomes
  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) to ensure students have the basic skills necessary for completion of course

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit name Core/ Electives
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support  Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being  Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services  Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people  Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically  Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems  Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care  Core
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Elective
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia  Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs  Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families  Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services  Elective
HLTAID003 Provide first aid  Elective

Qualification Pathway

Graduates of this qualification may continue their study and undertake the following:

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support

Career Opportunities

Common career opportunities after completing this qualification may include:

  • Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  • Respite Worker
  • Personal Care Assistant
  • Community Care Worker


Australian Permanent Residents/Citizens
    $240 if Centrelink Concession Card Holder​
    $1450 if First Qualification​
    $1750 if Second Qualification​
  Please contact FBT to check your eligibility for Smart   ​
  and Skilled subsidised training​
Temporary and Permanent Visa holders that allows study in Australia (except for Student Visas)​

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This Training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart & Skilled.

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