CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

Certificate III in Individual Support can lead you to a career in aged, community or disability care or to a career in a hospital. Assistants in Nursing (AIN’s) are highly sought after by public and private hospitals. This qualification can be your pathway to a diploma or a degree in nursing.

Jobs in health, aged care and disability care are leading Queensland’s employment growth into 2021-2023.  24,000 – 29,000 new Queensland jobs are forecast to be generated in the healthcare and social assistance industry.

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to support people across the sector.

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In order to complete the Certificate III in Individual Support you will need to undertake 120 hours of Vocational Placement or Industry Employment. This gives you the opportunity to put the theory into practice and experience what a career in Community Services actually looks like.

The Horizon2 team are constantly working with great Community Sector Employers to seek out opportunities for either employment or unpaid Vocational Placement for our students.

We invite employers who are actively looking for staff to meet our students.  This provides you with a link to employers looking for great people. This is your chance to SHINE, show employers how professional you are, and kick start your career.

– Police checks
Industry standards state that all employees must have regular police checks done. You will need to present your current Police Check Certificate when you begin Vocational Placement and when you begin employment. Most employers now will only accept a Police Check if it was issued within the last 3 months. We will submit the Police Check for you as a part of your Certificate III course.

In 2021 the Government introduced a new check for the Disability Sector – the NDIS Worker Screening Check.  As a part of your program Horizon2 will assist you to apply for this mandatory probity check.

– QLD Blue Card
The majority of employers will require you to present a QLD Blue Card before they agree to Host you for Vocational Placement. We will submit the application on your behalf.

Course Content

The course units are selected with input from employers to ensure you cover the material which is most relevant for employment. The Certificate III course includes 13 units of which 7 are core units. The remaining 6 are selected to ensure you get a positive response from potential employers.

CHCCCS015 – Provide individualised support Core
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people Core
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically Core
HLTWHS002 – Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
HLTAAP001 – Recognise healthy body systems Core
CHCCCS011 – Meet personal support needs Elective
CHCDIS003 – Support community participation and social inclusion Elective
CHCDIS002 – Follow established person-centred behaviour supports Elective
CHCAGE005 – Provide support to people living with dementia Elective
CHCDIS001 – Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach Elective
CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues Elective
CHCCOM005 – Communicate and work in health or community services Core
CHCCCS023 – Support independence and well being Core

For a complete outline of units & delivery options. Please contact Horizon2.

Upcoming Courses

Contact our team to discuss upcoming dates

Course Structure and Fees

Our model of delivery combines a series of Zoom sessions, classroom delivery and Industry Placement, to maximise your opportunity to learn practical skills relevant for employment as a Support Worker across a range of Aged, Home and Community and Disability settings.

Eligible students may be able to access funding from the QLD Government under Certificate 3 Guarantee funding. Co-contribution fees for the program vary dependant on whether the individual holds a concession card, whether there are credit transfers available.

Please contact our office to discuss your situation.

Call 1300 889 564

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Student Testimonials

My trainer was fantastic, easily understandable and explains each topic in detail.


The length of the course allowed me to gain employment within the industry sooner.


The pace and reliability of the timetable worked perfectly with my timetable and my trainer delivered the content well and shared her wealth of knowledge and experience.