Certificate III in Individual Support QLD

Qualification Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person – centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs.

Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some?theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person- centred?support.

Job Opportunities

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Field officer
  • Assistant in nursing
  • Home care assistant
  • Care assistant
  • In-home respite worker
  • Care service employees
  • Nursing assistant
  • Care worker
  • Personal care assistant
  • Community care worker
  • Personal care giver
  • Community house worker
  • Personal care worker
  • Community support worker
  • Residential care worker
  • Disability service officer (in some jurisdictions)
  • Support worker

Licensing and Regulatory Requirements

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Qualification Structure

Learning Mode

  • On campus
  • On the job
  • Distance
  • Blended

Assessment Method

  • Written test
  • Demonstration and Observation
  • Case Studies
  • Role Play
  • Individual Assignment
  • Group Assignment

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to this qualification stated in the training package, however, the ACET has developed its own entry requirements as per below:

  1. Applicants 18 years and above with no formal qualifications who can be assessed for skills that would qualify to undertake this training.
  2. You must have or in a process of applying for current National Police Record check.
  3. Must complete literacy and numeracy test and the pre-training review. Applicants will be assessed for suitability through a pre-training review. As a result of the pre-training review, any learners with identified barriers will be referred to the appropriate support services/office with or referred externally where required.
  4. If a learner is unable to, meet the inherent requirements of the qualification, even with reasonable adjustment, ACET will offer counselling regarding alternative training and/or career path options.

Completion of the Qualification

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support issued by the Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET).

Australasian College of Education and Training (ACET) is a Registered Training Organisation (Provider Number: 121666) registered with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA).

Qualification Availability

ACET has regular monthly intakes for each of its qualifications. Please contact ACET for confirmation of the commencement date for the next available intake.

Future Study Pathways

After successful completion of your Certificate III, you will have many other study options available to you. It may include CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support or may choose to undertake a range of Diploma level qualifications within the CHC Training Package, or other Training Packages.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Candidates may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by supplying evidence of their previous training, employment experience or other life skills that directly relate to the qualification competencies. The evidence must be valid, sufficient and authentic.

Contact ACET directly to discuss your previous experience and we will be able to guide you through the RPL process.


Credit Transfer (CT)

Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by taking into account previous studies. ACET accepts and provides credit to learners for units of competency and/or modules (unless licensing or regulatory requirements prevent this) where these are evidenced by:

  • AQF certification documentation issued by any other RTO or AQF authorised issuing organisation, or
  • authenticated VET transcripts issued by the Registrar.

Credit Transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application and prior to the commencement of training.

Special Requirements

It is expected that all students will have access to their own personal computer and the internet. This is essential for regular research and also on-line based assessment work throughout the qualification.