Certificate III in Individual Support (VIC only)

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Phillips Institute
  • Awarded by

    Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront paymentVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    22-24 weeks full-time (two days per week) or 28 weeks part-time (one day plus one evening per week)

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Personal Care Assistant | Community Worker | Community Wellness Officer | Aged Care Worker | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you possess a strong sense of compassion and would like to build a career based on helping people who need support, then the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Phillips Institute could be an ideal course to get you started.

    With an ageing population, demand for services of professional individual support providers in Australia is at an all time high, and this course will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to join this rewarding and growing industry. You will learn essentials skills such as how to communicate and work in health or community services, how to provide individualised support and how to promote clients' independence and well-being, how to provide support to people living with dementia and how to support community participation and social inclusion.

    This course also involves 120 hours of practical work placement organised by Phillips Institute, designed to give you real world work experience and enable you to hit the ground running in any individual support role you may engage with on completion of the course.

    The CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from the Phillips Institute is covered by Victorian Government's Skills First funding. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funded program.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    While there are no specific educational requirements for this course, the following is required from all students:

    • Fluent in speaking, writing and reading English language;
    • Basic numeracy skills required;
    • Ability to read and interpret a range of information;
    • Basic computer and internet skills are beneficial;
    • Applicants must provide a current National Police Check before commencing clinical placement.
    • Some work-placement institutions may also require a NDIS Worker Screening Check and/or Volunteer Working with Children Check. 
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Phillips Institute, you may study the following subjects:

    • CHCCCS031 - Provide individualised support
    • CHCCCS040 - Support independence and well-being***
    • CHCCOM005 - Communicate and work in health or community services
    • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
    • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
    • CHCCCS041 - Recognise healthy body systems
    • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care
    • CHCCCS038 - Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
    • HLTINF006 - Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
    • CHCAGE011 - Provide support to people living with dementia*
    • CHCAGE013 - Work effectively in aged care*
    • CHCPAL003 - Deliver care services using a palliative approach*
    • CHCDIS011 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach**
    • CHCDIS012 - Support community participation and social inclusion**
    • CHCDIS020 - Work effectively in disability support**

    *These units are required for the award of specialist stream, “Ageing Support”

    **These units are required for the award of specialist stream, “Disability Support”

    ***This unit requires demonstration of skills during work placement of 120 hours

  • Why Phillips Institute?

    Phillips Institute (RTO: 21868) is an established and reputable vocational education and training provider located in Victoria. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, the institute has built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality training programs across a range of fields, including early childhood education, and individual support with disability and aged care specialisations.

    Phillips Institute offers a wide range of high-quality courses, from vocational training to professional development programs, to cater to the diverse needs of students and working professionals. With a strong focus on practical skills, innovative teaching methodologies, and industry-relevant curricula, Phillips Institute ensures its graduates are well-equipped to thrive in the competitive job market.

    The Institute's dedicated faculty, comprising experienced professionals and academic experts, play a pivotal role in creating a supportive learning environment. Small class sizes facilitate personalised attention and encourage students to actively engage with the course material, while state-of-the-art facilities and resources enhance the overall learning experience.

    Student support services at Phillips Institute are designed to cater to various student needs. These services include:

    1. Academic Support: Students can access tutoring and mentoring services, academic workshops, and online resources to supplement their coursework and develop crucial study skills.

    2. Career Services: The Institute offers guidance on job search strategies, resume preparation, interview skills, and networking opportunities, ensuring students are well-prepared to secure employment upon graduation.

    3. Financial Assistance: All courses at Phillips Institute are now tuition fee free for students eligible for government funding from the Skills First initiative. They also offer flexible payment plans to students who don't qualify for this funding.

    By integrating comprehensive academic programs with unparalleled student support services, Phillips Institute stands as a premier choice for individuals seeking to advance their education and careers in a supportive, nurturing environment.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On satisfactory completion of this course you will be awarded a nationally recognised CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Phillips Institute. The course will have provided you with all the skills and knowledge you need to confidently commence working in a range of individual support roles in both government and private community services organisations.

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  • Let's talk price

    This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First funding program* and eligible students can have up to 100% of their tuition fees covered. Please enquire now to see if you qualify for this government funding.

    For full-fee paying students, the cost of this course is $3,500.

    Phillips Institute also offers a number of easy payment plans for students not eligible for Skills First funding, as well as concession rates to funded concession card holders.

    *This program is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government subsidies.

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