This qualification reflects the roles of health care workers in the community-setting home care and/or residential facilities who follow an individualised plan and provide person-centered care to individuals who may require support due to ageing or disability or from needing home support. The work involves using consideration and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for oneself. The students will gain a range of factual, practical and procedural knowledge, as well as theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred care and approach.
120 hours of practical work placement and assessment at a residential/aged care centre is compulsory for each student to complete the qualification.

The CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support qualification (“old course”) has been superseded in the national training system. AIBT plans to offer the replacement qualification, CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (“new course”), later in 2023.
All students enrolled in the old course must be completed no later than 31 July 2024, or transition to the new course before that date. Any student starting the old course now will be required to transition to the new course later in the year. The details of that transition will be provided closer to that time.
AIBT welcomes enrolments into the old course and will provide transition to the new course for each student.
Please note CoEs cannot be issued for the Certificate III of Individual Support new course until that course is added to AIBT’s scope of registration. Existing CoEs for the old Certificate III of Individual Support will be updated as individual students transition later in the year.


  • Adelaide
  • Melbourne
For Australian Students



February, April, July, October


Up to 12 months

Work Placement : 120 Hours (Inclusive)

Course code
CHC33015 (Inclusive)
Domestic Tuition Fee
  • Full Fee (Self-funded): $4,000
  • VET in Schools Fee: $1600 (must be studying at a South Australian school)
  • JobReady & Government subsidy Applications contact us for a quote
Delivery Mode
  • Blended Learning
 Other Fee
  • Enrolment Fee (non-refundable): $300
  • Material fee: $500
Academic Requirements
  • Completion of Australian year 10 or equivalent
  • VET for School students - Current Year 10 or above
  • Upfront Assessment of Need or UAN (out of school/adult students) please refer to
  • Require physical attributes suitable for placement in the individual support industry that encompasses manual handling of equipment and clients (i.e. to assist a client in transferring themselves to and from bed)
** Students may be entitled to gain course credit and/or recognised prior learning before commencing the course which may exempt them from some of the units of competency.
Qualification Units
Core Units (7 Units)
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCCS023 Support independence and well being
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Elective Units (6 Units)
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCPAL001 Deliver care services using palliative approach
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia
Delivery Mode
Blended Learning:
Learn in a mixture of classroom and online environments. On campus learning will be scheduled but online learning can provide more flexibility. Lecturer support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.
Articulation & Pathways
Multiple options available. Please click here for more info.
Help With Fees
Upfront Payment:
Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at AIBT reception.

Payment Plan:
If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.
Career Outcomes
  • Care assistant
  • Care worker in community
  • Disability support worker
  • In-home respite care worker
  • Nursing assistant
  • Planned activity assistant
  • Lifestyle support worker
  • Transport support worker
  • Food services deliverer
  • Home care assistant

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AIBT has a range of courses and qualifications and the application process can differ depending whether you are a domestic or international student, whether unemployed or working, a school student or graduate. If you are unsure how to apply then please get in touch at:, call 8212 0990 or message our AIBT facebook page.

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