Certificate III in Individual Support (WA only)

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Industry Skills Training
  • Awarded by

    Industry Skills Training (RTOL 40486)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

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  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Personal Care Assistant | Accommodation Support Worker | Aged Care Activity Worker | 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

    Please note - this course is available to Western Australian residents only.

    If you have a passion for contributing to your community by assisting people who need help, well developed communication skills and a strong sense of empathy, then this CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Industry Skills Training could be a great first step towards a rewarding career in individual care.

    With an ageing population, the demand for skilled individual care staff is on the rise in Australia, and this course is specifically designed for people looking to excel in the fields such as caring for the aged, people living with disability and people requiring social support.

    By teaching you crucial skills in the field such as how to use communication to build relationships, how to communicate and work in health and community services, how to support clients' independence and well-being, how to support people living with dementia and how to manage legal and ethical compliance, this course will equip you with all the tools you need to become an excellent performer in provision of individual-based services in a myriad of government, not-for-profit and private community care organisations.

    This qualification has a minimum work placement component of 120 hours.

    Note: This course is available through the Jobs & Skills Work Readiness: Free in '23 (extended into '24) programs and a government-funded 100% discount is available for eligible students. Enquire now to find out if you qualify. This course is NOT available to people on 500 or 600 visas.


  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal academic entry requirements for this course.

    Students will need to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) which we can assist with, photo identification and meet the language, literacy and numeracy requirements.

  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification from Industry Skills Training, you may study the following subjects:

    Core units:

    • 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 privation and control 
    • HLTWHS002 - Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

    Elective units:

    • CHCAGE013 - Work effectively in aged care 
    • CHCDIS011 - Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengthsbased approach 
    • CHCDIS020 - Work effectively in disability support 
    • CHCDIS012 - Support community participation and social inclusion 
    • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues 
    • HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid 
  • Why Industry Skills Training?

    Industry Skills Training (IST) is a new and rapidly growing registered training organisation located in WA. It is a specialist registered training organisation (RTO) that has been delivering quality education by personnel that are highly skilled professionals with substantial knowledge through experience at the front line of the industry and education sectors. They deliver a growing scope of nationally recognised qualifications and training, and also provide pathways for those who are interested in furthering their studies.

    Courses are available in the Business, Community Services, Warehousing & Logistics, Retail, and Construction sectors. All course material goes through thorough quality audits to ensure that you only receive the very best in training. Every student has access to their very own dedicated course mentor, who will be there to support you throughout your entire studies.

    Industry Skills Training is a trading name for Australian College of Finance Pty Ltd which is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40486)

    IST is continuously growing as a Registered Training Organisation, doing their best to provide our students with the best possible education we can by providing a flexible, easy to access way of learning with the support of their many trainers and support officers along the way.

    They have a team full of young, vibrant and professional individuals with a strong dedication to putting you and all of your educational needs first. Their aim is to provide you with the skill set and support you need to help you achieve your goals.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015) qualification from Industry Skills Training.

    This course will give you the crucial skills and knowledge required for people working in person-oriented community support fields such as aged or disability care, and the qualification will ensure that you can start working in a range of related roles across a vast number of government, private and not-for-profit organisations in the sector. You will become an excellent communicator with well-developed technical skills needed to excel in a rewarding career based around caring for people in need.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Industry Skills Training offers a number of payment options to suit you commitments and lifestyle. You can either:

    • Pay the full amount up front;
    • Pay course fees by installment; OR
    • Present a signed authority from a third party to invoice that third party for the students fees and charges.

    This course is available through the Jobs & Skills Work Readiness: Free in '23 (extended into '24) programs and a government-funded 100% discount is available for eligible students. Enquire now to find out if you qualify.

    Course fees:

    • Student Tuition Non-Concession rate (Priority Industry Training program)*: $0
    • Student Tuition Concession rate (Priority Industry Training/Work Readiness programs)*: $0


    • The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.
    • For Secondary school-aged persons not enrolled at school, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2022 is $420. The maximum is the total fee for all courses the student is enrolled in.
    • Secondary school aged person means a person who has reached 15 years of age but has not reached the end of the calendar year in which their compulsory education period expires, as defined in the School Education Act 1999. In 2022, these persons will be born on or after 1 July 2003.


    Participants are able to access main stream training under the Jobs & Skills Priority Industry Training (PIT) and Participation – Work Readiness program and must meet the following requirements:

    • Primary place of residence to be in WA,
    • No longer attending secondary school
    • Holders of a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826 visa;
    • Secondary holders of a temporary visa of sub-class 457; or
    • holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790
    • An Australian citizen or a permanent visa holder.

    In addition, Jobs & Skills Participation – Work Readiness program participants must meet further requirements:

    • Unemployed or underemployed & have a written referral from an Approved Participation Referral Agent
    • If self-referred, referred by another agency; or
    • Must hold a health care card or pension card.

    Please enquire to discuss your eligibility.


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