Total number of units = 13

7 core units

6 elective units, consisting of:

at least 4 units from the electives listed below, at least 2 units must be from those units listed under Groups A, B or C

up to 2 units from the electives listed below, any endorsed Training Package or accredited course these units must be relevant to the work outcome

Any combination of electives that meets the rules above can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Individual Support. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

Packaging for each specialisation:

All Group A electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing).

All Group B electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability).

At least four units from Group C electives must be selected for award of the Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community).

Where two specialisations are completed award of the qualification would read Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community).

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

add topic CHCCCS015

Provide individualised support

add topic CHCCCS023

Support independence and well being

add topic CHCCOM005

Communicate and work in health or community services

add topic CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

add topic CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

add topic HLTAAP001

Recognise healthy body systems

add topic HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective units

Group A electives AGEING specialisation (3 units)

add topic CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people

add topic CHCAGE005

Provide support to people living with dementia

add topic CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

Group B electives DISABILITY specialisation (4 units)

add topic CHCDIS001

Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach

add topic CHCDIS002

Follow established person-centred behaviour supports

add topic CHCDIS003

Support community participation and social inclusion

add topic CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Group C electives HOME AND COMMUNITY specialisation (4 units)

add topic CHCAGE001

Facilitate the empowerment of older people


add topic CHCDIS007

Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability

Plus all of the following units:

add topic CHCCCS011

Meet personal support needs

add topic CHCCCS025

Support relationships with carers and families

add topic CHCHCS001

Provide home and community support services

Other electives

add topic CHCADV001

Facilitate the interests and rights of clients

add topic CHCAGE002

Implement falls prevention strategies

add topic CHCAGE006

Provide food services

add topic CHCAOD001

Work in an alcohol and other drugs context

add topic CHCCCS001

Address the needs of people with chronic disease

add topic CHCCCS006

Facilitate individual service planning and delivery

add topic CHCCCS009

Facilitate responsible behaviour

add topic CHCCCS013

Provide basic foot care

add topic CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

add topic CHCCCS021

Respond to suspected abuse

add topic CHCCCS022

Facilitate independent travel

add topic CHCCCS024

Support individuals with autism spectrum disorder

add topic CHCCCS026

Transport individuals

add topic CHCDIS004

Communicate using augmentative and alternative communication strategies

add topic CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

add topic CHCECD001

Analyse and apply information that supports employment and career development

add topic CHCECD002

Deliver and monitor contracted employment services

add topic CHCEDU005

Work with clients to identify financial literacy education needs

add topic CHCEDU006

Improve clients' fundamental financial literacy skills

add topic CHCGRP001

Support group activities

add topic CHCINM002

Meet community information needs

add topic CHCLAH001

Work effectively in the leisure and health industries

add topic CHCLAH002

Contribute to leisure and health programming

add topic CHCLAH003

Participate in planning, implementation and monitoring of individual leisure and health programs

add topic CHCLLN001

Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs

add topic CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

add topic CHCPAL001

Deliver care services using a palliative approach

add topic CHCPRP001

Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

add topic CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

add topic CHCPRT002

Support the rights and safety of children and young people

add topic CHCSET001

Work with forced migrants

add topic CHCSOH001

Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness

add topic CHCYTH001

Engage respectfully with young people

add topic HLTAHA018

Assist with planning and evaluating meals and menus to meet recommended dietary guidelines

add topic HLTAHA019

Assist with the monitoring and modification of meals and menus according to individualised plans

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic HLTHPS006

Assist clients with medication

add topic HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

add topic HLTOHC001

Recognise and respond to oral health issues

add topic HLTOHC002

Inform and support patients and groups about oral health

add topic HLTOHC003

Apply and manage use of basic oral health products

add topic HLTOHC004

Provide or assist with oral hygiene

add topic HLTOHC005

Use basic oral health screening tools

add topic BSBCUS301

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic BSBINM201

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBMED301

Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

add topic BSBWOR204

Use business technology

add topic BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic SITHCCC201

Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery

add topic SITHCCC307

Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements

add topic TLIC1051A

Operate commercial vehicle

add topic TLIC3011

Transport passengers with disabilities

add topic TLIH2001A

Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

Subject lists

Certificate III in Individual Support
Certificate III Units