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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

This popular qualification offers participants a holistic approach to caring for those in the Aged Care and Disability sector. With exceptional job outcomes, this qualification offers individuals a supportive learning environment and unique opportunities to develop the physical, mental and emotional skills associated with the community services area.
If you have a genuine desire to care and be of service to the community we encourage you to investigate the benefits of working in these rewarding fields.
Successful completion of the Certificate III in Individual Support qualifies graduates to work as Personal / Support Workers in the Aged Care and Disability Sector. 87,800 persons were employed as Nursing Support and Personal Care Workers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000


Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability / Aged Care / Home and Community Care)

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Food Services Worker (Aged Care)
  • Personal Care Giver
  • Respite Care Worker
  • Worker (Disability)

Certificate IV Disability / Aged Care / Home and Community Care

  • Aged Care Activity Worker
  • Care Service Team Leader
  • Care Supervisor (Aged Care)
  • Disability Officer – Day Support
  • Disability Support Worker

Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability / Aged Care / Home and Community Care)

  • Disability Services Manager
  • Service Coordinatoir – Disability


This is undertaken as a combination of class based delivery, independent learning tasks, research, assignments and practical placement.


Assessment is provided in a standard format by using a variety of methods including observation, question and answer, case studies, role plays and practical placement experiences.


Pre-Training Review


All candidates are expected to complete a Pre-Training Review prior to enrolment. This review ensures that the delivery and assessment plan is designed to meet your individual needs. This will be assessed by a trainer to ascertain your suitability for this qualification. Your eligibility and pathway choices will also be discussed.

PRACTICAL PLACEMENT is not an option

Encompass College of Education and Training prides itself on ensuring that graduates are work ready. Please do not enrol in any course if you believe you may not have a clear National Police Check and/or a clear Working with Children’s Check before first speaking to our Practical Placement Officer.  Compulsory Practical Placement of 120-150 hours.


Once your suitability for this qualification has been ascertained you will complete the enrolment process. You will also be given a student handbook.


Subsidised non-concession places available for persons looking to up-skill to a higher qualification.

Enrolment in a funded place for this course may have a later impact on your ability to access future Government funding.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access Government funding.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 


Encompass College of Education & Training (RTO6899) To apply click here to express an interest  or speak to our friendly staff if you would like to attend an information session. PH: 03 5222 3377

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