CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in the community, home or residential care setting who work under supervision and delegation as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, following an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 180 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Course delivery modes:

Blended learning system in Sydney or Adelaide Campus  |  Course conducted in English

Employment outcomes from this qualification may include:

With relevant working experience graduates of CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support course may gain employment in administration job roles including:

  • Accommodation Support Worker
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Disability Service Officer
  • Family Support Worker
  • Care Service Employee

To view outcomes about employment prospects for this qualification see

Qualification Units

The CHC33021 Certificate III In Individual Support requires the completion of the following Units (including 9 core and 6 electives).

Core Units
CHCCCS031 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS038 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support
CHCCCS040 Support independence and wellbeing
CHCCCS041 Recognise healthy body systems
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTINF006 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care
Elective Units
CHCAGE011 Provide support to people living with dementia
CHCAGE013 Work effectively in aged care
CHCPAL003 Deliver care services using a palliative approach
CHCDIS011 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach
CHCDIS012 Support community participation and social inclusion
CHCDIS020 Work effectively in disability support

** Please note: Electives are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.


Entry Requirements

At Abbey College, students must have/or be:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.
  • Must have the ability to undertake a work placement at an aged care, home and community care, disability care or community service organisation.
  • Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
  • Must have completed Australian Year 11 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
  • For overseas students, whose first language is not English an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent OR

          Pass an Abbey College Australia entry test designed to assess the level of English proficiency.

Here is a score comparison chart featuring popular English Proficiency Tests as well as Abbey’s English Placement Test:

Course Duration

Course Duration: 52 Weeks

Study Pathway

After completing CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support you may progress to CHC43015 Certificate IV In Ageing Support, CHC43121 Certificate IV In Disability and/or CHC52021 Diploma of Community Services

Tuition Fee

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