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Individual Support

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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 all three streams for Ageing, Home and Community Care and Disability.


32 face to face sessions – 1 x 4 hour class per week


GOVERNMENT FUNDED* $0 Tuition Fee and $99 Material Fee = $99

FULL FEE STUDENT $3400 Tuition Fee and $99 Material Fee = $3499

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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 disability 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 150 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.

There are no extra costs to completing the optional disability units. MCFE offers these units to give students a better chance of employment in the community sector.

The course is delivered over 32 face-to-face sessions 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 11 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.