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This Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) provides staff with the essential skills and knowledge to provide person-centred support to people who may require additional care due to ageing, disability or various other reasons. You will learn how to recognise healthy body systems, interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately and meet personal support needs. You will gain confidence to work in a team environment whilst providing an exceptional level of care.

Core Units:
CHCDIV001Work with Diverse People


Recognise Healthy Body Systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care


Support Independence and Wellbeing


Work Legally and Ethically


Provide Individualised Support

Elective Units
Meet Personal Support Needs
Comply with Infection prevention and control policies and procedures
Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately
Respond to Suspected Abuse
Provide Support to people living with Dementia
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCAGE002Implement falls and prevention strategies
  • How to provide person-centred care
  • Extended clinical skills and knowledge
  • Leading at the bedside
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Understanding Dementia Care
After achieving this dual qualification, students may choose to study the following qualifications:
  • Certificate IV in Ageing Support (CHC43015)
  • Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43121)
  • Certificate IV in Health Administration (HLT47321)
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Community Care Worker or Assistant

Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training

Mandatory Placement: 120 hours of professional work placement

Study Mode: Work Place Based Delivery

Course Duration: 12 months (12 training days & Workplace Observation/s)

Assessment: During the course students will be assessed by the educator through classroom observations, workplace activities, group activities, simulation activity, case studies, group discussion, questions and answers assessments, role plays/scenario responses and completion of the minimum 120 hours of support work.

Practical Observations: This takes place in the students’ workplace, an VHC representative will attend your workplace at a pre-arranged time that is determined by VHC and your employer.  You will demonstrate skills you have been taught whilst completing your daily workplace tasks.  Please also refer to the student handbook which is available on this website in Student Resources

Payment Options: Skills First funding available for eligible students (criteria apply, please contact us for more details) or $6,975 for non funded students

For further information on this course, please contact one of our friendly Consultants on 0428 003 748

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