CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021 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.

These individuals take responsibility for their own outputs within the scope of their job role and delegation. 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.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

Course Details:


Employment Opportunities

By completing the CHC33021 Certificate lll in Individual Support (Ageing), you could gain employment as a

  • Residential Support Worker
  • In Home Support Worker
  • Nursing Assistant/ Assistant in Nursing
  • Personal Care Worker

Qualification pathways*

After achieving this qualification, you may undertake:

  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC42021 Certificate IV in Community Services
  • CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

This qualification is also a great stepping stone into nursing courses such as the:

  • HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing
  • CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services
  • Bachelor of Nursing

*SMI not offering all pathway course/Qualification

Entry into the course

St Mary’s Institute has the following entry requirements:International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent (test results must be no more than 2 years old)
  • Have completed a Year 12 or equivalent high school certificate

Candidates will also be required to complete a pre-enrolment Candidate Self-Assessment as part of the application and participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course.

Course Duration

One (1) year full time

Total Duration: 52 Weeks (including holidays)

Contact Weeks: 42 Weeks

This course will be delivered over a period of 52 weeks (including holidays). Classes will be schedules for 42 weeks over 4 academic terms with 10 weeks holiday.

Class and simulation sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. Classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week.

Delivery mode and location

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based setting which includes the simulation of care-based environment. This course also has work placement requirements.

The course will be delivered in our Melbourne (VIC) campus

Suite 1, Level 11, 343 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Course Structure

Work Placement

Career Outcomes

Education Pathways

Enrolment and Orientation

Additional Support

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Library Resources

Course Credit

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support​