CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support



Nambucca Valley Care Limited is a Registered Training Organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. The Certificate IV in Aged Care can lead to career opportunities for those seeking employment within the Aged Care Sector, primarily in residential facilities.

This qualification is offered to existing staff members and external applicants who have demonstrated the potential to undertake a leadership role within the organisation. Typical job roles that persons holding this qualification include Personal Care Assistant, Community Care Worker, In-home Respite Worker, and Nursing Assistant.

Course detail

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

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

National CodeNationally RecognisedQualification LevelCourse DurationUnitsAssessments
CHC33015YesCert IIIMax 18 months13Quiz, Workplace Assessments, Written Assessments

Units of Competence

The Certificate III in Individual Support comprises 13 units of competence, 7 Core Units and 6 Elective Units.

The Units of competence we offer are:

Unit CodeUnit TitleUnite Type
CHCCCS015Provide individualised supportCore
CHCCCS023Support independence and well beingCore
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community servicesCore
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
HLTAAP001Recognise healthy body systemsCore
HLTWHS002Follow safe work practices for direct client careCore
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older peopleGroup A Elective*
CHCAGE005Provide support to people living with dementiaGroup A Elective*
CHCCCS011Meet personal support needsGroup A Elective*
HLTAID003Provide First AidOther
HLTHPS006Assist clients with medicationOther
CHCPAL001Deliver care services using a palliative approachOther

To gain entry into this qualification NVCL requires the candidate to demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process in:

  • First Aid HLTAID003 or equivalent

Units of Competency

The prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency are as follows:

  • HLTHPS006 Assist clients with medication (prerequisite HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems)

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is an entry level qualification to the Aged Care Sector.

Three units are delivered as a pre-vocational block and all successful learners are issued with a Statement of Attainment. Students may then choose to:

  • Apply for a traineeship with Nambucca Valley Care and articulate the Statement of Attainment into CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support full qualification;
  • Utilise the Statement of Attainment to gain CHC30212 Certificate III in Individual Support full qualification with another training organisation;
  • Not proceed further with a full qualification.

Candidates who are successful in obtaining their Certificate III can, if they wish, build upon this qualification to undertake:

  • CHC43015 - Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43415 - Certificate IV in Leisure and Health
  • HLT43015 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance
  • HLT51612 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)

Many staff utilise their experience and qualifications in Aged Care to develop careers as either Enrolled Nurses (Diploma of Nursing HLT43407) or to become Registered Nurses (Bachelor of Nursing).

Our Trainers & Assessors are highly qualified and skilled. They hold at least a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in their chosen field as well as relevant education qualifications.
Text books and study guides are supplied by NVC.

This course will be delivered in a classroom environment using a combination of one on one, group theory instruction and role plays including practical assessment and simulation.

Students will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge of the units.

The program is designed to be delivered over 6 months to a year, 1 day per week training. During this time participants will be required to complete at home study including reviewing of reference materials and completing workbook assignments.

Students need to complete 100 hours of work placement during the course to be eligible to receive the qualification. They will be expected to undertake specific tasks under supervision during their shifts that specifically relate to the requirements of this course.

If you are interested in furthering your qualifications please contact:

Lisa Ellem

RTO Manager
Nambucca Valley Care

PH: (02) 65985141