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CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support


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.


Course CHC33015 Certificate III Individual Support
Delivery Options Classroom based, or
Online learning + Classroom practicals, or
Workplace delivery
Start DateInformation session online Thursday 10am - 12pm
Duration10 Months Average

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. Students who meet the Skills First or JobTrainer eligibility criteria can access $0 Tuition Fees for this course. Apply early for a better chance of securing your place.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

Study this course for no-fee in 2022

You could have all of your tuition fees covered in 2022 thanks to government initiatives JobTrainer and Skills First.


To determine eligibility and to learn more please click here.


Tuition fees and funding


Category Availability Tuition Fee  
Skills First $0
JobTrainer $0
Fee for Service $6000

Tuition fees are GST free.

The course fees and costs depend upon whether you are eligible for a Government subsidy, with funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. To check your eligibility, please visit our fees and funding page here.

Material Fees
Material fees are a one-time payment for essential learning material.

For more details, view our statement of fees here.


Intake dates and locations

All classes run from 9:30am – 1:30pm

Location Time Date
Werribee 9:30am - 1:30pm Wednesday 14th September 2022
Dandenong 9:30am - 1:30pm Tuesday 8th November 2022

Job outcomes and further study pathways

There are 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.

Job Outcomes:

  • Personal care assistant
  • Home carer
  • Community or resident support worker
  • Nursing assistant

Further Study Pathways

MCFE does not offer the following courses but they can be considered as your next step after completing this certificate:

  • Certificate IV Ageing Support

Entry requirements

To be successful in this course the following must be met:


Application Participate in an Information Session & Pre-Training Review
Enrolment Form
Digital Literacy Access to a computer or smart device and the internet to complete your studies
Language Literacy and Numeracy AQF Level 2
Pre-requisites Not Applicable
Availability One day a week for 4 hours
Ability to undertake 120 hours placement at aged care facility

Delivery and assessment

10 months average duration
23 x 4 hour face-to-face sessions
6 full day practical skills classes
Written and oral questions
Observations of skills
Recommended 16 hours of self-paced learning per week
120 hours of work placement in an aged care facility
Meet industry police checks
Meet current industry vaccination requirements

Unit Code Unit Title Core or Elective
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health and community services Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Core
CHCCCS023 Support independence and wellbeing Support independence and wellbeing Core
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care Core
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures Ageing Elective
CHCHCS001 Provide home and community support services HACC Elective
CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs Ageing & HACC Elective
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support Core
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy bodies Core
CHCAGE005 Provide support to people living with dementia Ageing Elective
CHCAGE001 Facilitate the empowerment of older people Ageing & HACC Elective
CHCCCS025 Support relationships with carers and families HACC Elective
CHCDIS007 Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability Optional Elective
HLTAID011 Provide first aid Optional Elective
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation Optional Elective

Further Information

Fees and funding

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The course fees/costs depend upon eligibility for a Government subsidy, via the Skills First Funding Program.  Using a funded place can affect your access to future funding. If you are not eligible for funding the course fees will be the “Fee for Service” rate.

Detailed fees and funding information can be found here.

Student Handbook

Please read the MCFE student handbook here, which includes:

  • Application Pre-training review and enrolment process; including USI information
  • Fees and charges/statement of fees; including refunds, concession, eligibility for Skills First Funding, and how this can affect future enrolments in funded courses
  • Privacy statements
  • Student support
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options
  • Online service standards
  • Assessment methods and instructions
  • Job and employment
  • Code of conduct
  • Complaints and appeals
  • Completions & certificates
  • Deferrals and withdrawals
  • Third parties that may be relevant to my enrolment


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01:10 16 Mar 22
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10:36 15 Mar 22
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07:55 15 Mar 22
I've studied at other institutes, however Melbourne College of Further Studies is by far ahead of the rest. Leila my trainer is very knowledgeable and very approachable. Head office and Bec are very helpful whenever I needed assistance with anything and replied to my enquiries promptly. I recommend this college 110%. 👌
TeLeah DavisTeLeah Davis
07:26 15 Mar 22
Teachers are amazing, Laila is always there to help out and offer support sessions. Super straight forward and wouldn’t want to be studying with any other institution

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Tel: 1300 368 883

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