Launch yourself into a growing industry where your skills can make a huge difference for your clients. Get paid to support others to be healthy, independent, and empowered… and grow your skills and experience in a highly sought after role.
Our Certificate III in Individual Support is the standard entry level qualification for support workers and can also lead to further study.
When you finish your training, you’re going to be in demand! With your new skills, here are some of the job opportunities open to you.
Certificate III in Individual Support includes a total of 13 units (including 7 core and 6 electives).
|HLTWHS002||Follow safe work practices for direct client care|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and wellbeing|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services|
|HLTAAP001||Recognise healthy body systems|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCCS020||Respond effectively to behaviours of concern|
|CHCDIS001||Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach|
|CHCDIS002||Follow established person-centred behaviour supports|
|CHCDIS003||Support community participation and social inclusion|
|CHCDIS007||Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability|
|CHCLAH003||Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs|
Our course fees vary depending on your circumstances at the time of enrolment. You may be eligible for government funding. Payment plans are also available.
Please call us on 1300 360 185 to confirm whether you’re eligible for funding.
|Type||Tuition Fees*||Material Fees**|
Remember these aren’t your final fees. When you enrol, your fees will be calculated individually. Other fees may also apply (for example, if you need your certificate printed or mailed, or if you need to reschedule training or assessment). For more information on fees, funding, refunds, and more, head to our Student Info page.
* The student tuition fees published here are subject to change based on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Please consider these fees an indication of what you can expect to pay.
** Material fees are an additional cost on top of your tuition fees. They may change, depending on individual circumstances.
*** Government funded concession.
There are no prerequisites for enrolling in this course. But you will need basic language and literacy skills. We’ll do an LLN (Language literacy and numeracy) assessment to make sure you can read instructions and write basic reports.
Before you start your practical placement, you’ll also need a clear and current Police Check (within 1 year of issue) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC). Don’t worry, we’ll help you get these sorted.
We deliver the Certificate III in Individual Support through a traineeship model to help you put your skills into practice right away. We start with two days of compliance training at one of our training venues. After that, you’ll schedule the rest of the sessions at a time that suits your employer.
With 120 hours of on-the-job training and ongoing coaching and mentoring from experienced trainers, you’ll graduate with the skills you need to start work right away.
*Duration is indicative only and may vary dependent on individual circumstances.
This course includes at least 120 hours of practical placement. After you enrol, we’ll help you find and secure suitable practical placement.
You’ll be assessed on competency using a range of measures, which may include:
If you can provide evidence of relevant experience working in the industry or you’ve completed some of the units previously, you may be able to get credit or RPL towards this qualification. This might accelerate your qualification and reduce your fee. You can ask us about RPL or credit transfer when you enrol.
Your trainers are industry experts and still work in the industry. This means that you get up-to-date training and expertise that’s relevant right now. You can expect your trainers to be professional, friendly, and supportive.
Although this qualification will train you for a range of jobs, you don’t have to stop here. After you graduate, you can choose to continue your study and grow your skills with:
Staff are fantastic. Trainers are awesome. So glad I have done Certs III and doing Cert IV now. Loving it. Field are a great RTO.
Not only did I learn so much about the industry from a very knowledgeable teacher but made great friends. Really enjoyed the experience.
Everything I’m learning is endorsing my actions at my current employment. I find the staff teaching me very approachable and very good at their jobs. A thoroughly enjoyable certificate. I look forward to my placement.