CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

VU course code: CHC33021 | Level of study: TAFE
10 months full time
Face to Face with eLearning

Free TAFE

No tuition fees for eligible students

Footscray Nicholson, Industry, Sunshine, Werribee
15 July 2024
15 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Discover a meaningful career working in aged care or disability support by studying the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021 at Victoria University.

With a focus on practical skills and essential knowledge, this course equips you to work as a support or care worker in a variety of settings.

You can choose to specialise in ageing and/or disability.

Through classroom-based learning, e-learning and a practical work placement with support from our experienced, qualified trainers, you'll learn to:

  • provide individualised support, both physical and social
  • maintain personal care
  • recognise healthy body systems
  • work with diverse people
  • work safely, legally and ethically.

Whether you're starting out in the healthcare industry or looking to upskill, the Certificate III in Individual Support CHC33021 will provide you with the tools and experience you need to thrive in this fulfilling and in-demand profession. This course is also offered through Traineeship.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

Victoria University currently offers the following specialisation(s):

  • Ageing;
  • Disability; and
  • Ageing and Disability.


Specialisation - Ageing

To be awarded the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), a student must successfully complete fifteen (15) units, comprising of:

  • nine (9) core units, and;
  • six (6) elective units, of which:

  • all Group A electives must be selected; and
  • remaining electives can be selected from Groups A, B or C.


Specialisation - Disability

To be awarded the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability), a student must successfully complete fifteen (15) units, comprising of:

  • nine (9) core units, and;
  • six (6) elective units, of which:

  • all Group B electives must be selected; and
  • remaining electives can be selected from Groups A, B or C.


Specialisation - Ageing and Disability

To be awarded the CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing and Disability), a student must successfully complete fifteen (15) units, comprising of:

  • nine (9) core units, and;
  • six (6) elective units, of which:

  • all Group A and Group B electives must be selected.


Units

Fees & scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.

Free TAFE

Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.

Fees

Scholarships

Careers

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, care and support workers follow individualised plans to provide support to people who require assistance due to age, disability or other reasons.

Following the Certificate III in Individual Support, you could look apply for a role as:

  • care assistant
  • care worker
  • personal care assistant
  • residential care worker
  • support worker
  • disability support worker.

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