CHC33021- Certificate III in Individual Support

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CHC33021- Certificate III in Individual Support via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Certificate III in Individual Support

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:

CHC33021

Duration:

Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.

The Certificate III in Individual Support covers the requirements for working in the role of providing care in early childhood education settings, under supervision. It covers the requirements of the National Quality Standard and Education and Care Services Regulations. The individual will support the implementation of a learning framework, as well as the children’s development, learning and wellbeing. The educator may work autonomously, or under direct supervision.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
ID
Resume
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards
Quotes/Invoices

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  • Trinity Institute (Australia) RTO: 41310
  • Institute of Intellect Blending RTO: 41282
  • IH Sydney Training Services RTO: 91109
  • Berkeley Business Institute RTO: 40693
  • Danford College RTO: 21979
  • Elizabeth Institute of Australia: 41286
  • Bayside English College: 21974
  • Melbourne City College Australia: 45140
  • Wattle College: 45676
  • Skillset Training: 41436
  • Astley English College Australia
  • Australia Institute of Business and Technology: 41138
  • Australian Vocational Training Academy: 45879
  • National Polytechnic Of Australia: 45960 
  • Reach Community College: 40747

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Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

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ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

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.

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.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 9 core units
  • 6 elective units, consisting of:
  • at least 3 units from those units listed under Group A or B
  • the remaining units from any of the Groups A, B or C below.

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation as outlined below.

Packaging for each specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

All Group A and all Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability).

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

CHCCCS031

Provide individualised support

CHCCCS038

Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support

CHCCCS040

Support independence and wellbeing

CHCCCS041

Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

HLTINF006

Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 

Elective units 

Group A electives – AGEING specialisation 

CHCAGE011

Provide support to people living with dementia

CHCAGE013

Work effectively in aged care

CHCPAL003

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

 

Group B electives – DISABILITY specialisation 

CHCDIS011

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS012

Support community participation and social inclusion

CHCDIS020

Work effectively in disability support

 

Group C Other electives 

CHCAGE007

Recognise and report risk of falls

CHCAGE012

Provide food services

CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

CHCCCS033

Identify and report abuse

CHCCCS034

Facilitate independent travel

CHCCCS035

Support people with autism spectrum disorder

CHCCCS036

Support relationships with carer and family

CHCCCS037

Visit client residence

CHCCCS042

Prepare meals

CHCCCS043

Support positive mealtime experiences

CHCCCS044

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

CHCDIS011

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

CHCDIS013

Assist with communication using augmentative and alternative communication methods

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCGRP001

Support group activities

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

HLTHPS006

Assist clients with medication

HLTOHC007

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

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