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Individual Support

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CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support

Are you compassionate and wanting to make a difference?

Our CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support is a course designed for those wanting to help care for vulnerable people that need assistance. To be an individual support worker, you should possess a sense of compassion and empathy with strong communication skills that will allow you to make that vital connection with those you will be taking care of.

Our individual Support course has been designed to suit the Ageing, Home and Community Care streams.


23 face to face sessions, options include classroom or Zoom  – 1 x 4 hour class per week

6 full day practical skills classes

1 full day First Aid training (optional)



FULL FEE STUDENT $6000 Tuition Fee

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    Expected job growth in caring sector.

    If you are looking for employment in a growing industry, then there is expected to be plenty of positions for a qualified personal care worker. With the Department of Social Services advising they expect Australia’s disability workforce to double by 2020 and the Productivity Commission stating aged care growth expected to increase from 366,000 to 980,000 workers by 2050, there is definite opportunity available to have a long lasting career in this field.

    Module Overview

    Certificate MCFE Individual Support

    Become certified in Individual Support


    Gaining the Individual Support certification will assure you have the essential skills and knowledge need to excel in today’s residential and home care requirements. Our trainers all work in the aged care and/or home & community care sector, remaining current in industry news and best practices in the workplace

    I enjoyed the practical activities in the class and our trainer was fantastic. Since completing the course, I have been working in aged care and love this industry.
    Hind Dennaoui


    The school showed me how to help care for the elderly. The trainer was always happy to help and I really enjoyed placement to put everything I learned into practice.
    Nagwa Kori

    Got Questions?

    Practical placement is on the job training that you undertake during your course. This is a fantastic opportunity to practice the skills you are learning in the classroom in a supported manner.

    MCFE requires you to complete 120 hours in the workplace in total and your trainer will visit you in the workplace to discuss any questions you have or go over training, and to observe and assess competency in skills towards the end of your placement hours.

    In-Class Course

    The course is delivered over 23 theory sessions, 6 full day practical sessions and 1 first aid session, with 1 session held each week. In addition to face-to-face classes you will be required to undertake self paced learning, which is approximately 16 hours on average per week.

    It is expected that the course could take you 10 months to complete, though this can vary from person to person

    There are so many diverse roles in Community and Health industry that you would have several further study options available after completing the Individual Support – Ageing, Home and Community Care and Disability streams.

    You could study to become an Enrolled or Registered nurse, Lifestyle and Leisure coordinator, HACC and Disabilty coordinator, Assessment officer or facility manager.

    Our course covers both the Ageing and Home and Community Care stream. The units include:

    Core Units

    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

    CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing

    CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community services

    CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

    CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support

    HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

    HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems


    CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

    CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people

    CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia

    CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services

    CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families

    HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies

    and procedures

    Optional Electives

    CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability

    HLTAID011 Provide first aid

    HLTSAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation