- This course is not eligible for government-funded or subsidised places. Fully sponsored places are currently available for October intake.
Turn your passion for care into a career with the St John CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support.
Whether you’re caring for older people in their own home or in a community facility, providing individualised support catered to the needs of each individual is vital.
If their needs are due to an ageing, disability or some other reason, using your discretion and judgement in relation is a daily need. As the role needs a range of knowledge, including procedures, techniques, theories and concepts, this qualification will prepare you to work in the industry in a way that is safe and compassionate.
A qualification in individual support will teach you the skills to provide person-centred physical and social support to people living in residential or aged-care who need support due to ageing or disability.
This qualification will provide you with the skills to provide support with empathy and care to people living at home or in aged-care who need support due to ageing or disability. The course is your gateway to a rewarding career working along with passionate and fulfilled colleagues.
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
Duration and Study Load
- 12 months
This program is designed over a standard academic year comprising of 52 weeks. Participants will undertake face-to-face workshops and supported self-paced learning.
Regarding course guide, that is now finalised, however we send the course guide on our end. We will need to set up the new SF integration for this course.
There are no pre-requisites for CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support however, the following needs/are recommended.
- You will need to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
- The course requires manual handling and lifting; as such, participants should consider these requirements before enrolling
- Must have a laptop or tablet that can be used in class to access websites and complete exercises
After being accepted into the course, you will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment. The purpose of this evaluation is to ensure you have the language and literacy skills required to succeed in the course. It will also assist us to identify any language and literacy support that you will require during the course.
Where a student has an identified need for assistance with language, literacy or numeracy, St John Ambulance Australia’s trainers and assessors will endeavour to provide this assistance directly.
This qualification requires intermediate skills in word processing and using the Internet to search and locate information. All assessment documents are written in Microsoft Word or PDF.
As per the qualification requirements, the participant is required to undertake 120 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Participants are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant aged and home care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to the assessment of the participant’s ability to work at this level. Prior to commencing work placement, the participant will be required to provide the following:
- Current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid certificate
- Current National Police check (gained no earlier than 3 months prior to going on work placement
- Proof of vaccination for Covid 19
- A Health Status check (immunisations status)
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you believe you may have some or all of the knowledge and skills covered in the units of competency, you may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.
If you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can provide advice and the RPL candidate guide for each unit for which you want to apply for RPL.
All the Assessment Task Workbooks will be provided by your trainer in Microsoft Word format. You will need to complete your answers in the workbook and upload them to Moodle. Your trainer will provide you with feedback in your workbook.
Fully sponsored places — now taking expressions of interest.
St John Ambulance Victoria is fully funding 20 places in the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support to a combined value of $45,900. We’ve just opened up applications for our October 2022 course, and we’re looking for students to submit their expression of interest in joining this course, fully subsidised.
We are looking for passionate, dedicated individuals who want to work long-term in aged care. All successful applicants will be required to commit 12 months to complete the course with us (1 day per week in person in Clayton plus all coursework) and, ideally, wish to join the in-home care division of St John Ambulance upon graduation. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have come from challenging backgrounds, hardships or experienced discrimination.
Places are limited, and to be considered, you will be required to meet rigorous conditions, be available to attend an interview and be willing to undertake background checks.
- Stage 1 Expressions of Interest: closes on Friday, 29 July 2022
- Stage 2 Interviews: throughout August 2022
- Stage 3 First Round Offers: made by Friday 9 September
- Stage 4 Final Round Offers: made by Friday 16 September
Course starts: Monday 3 October 2022
Course competition date: September 2023
Participants may progress to higher-level qualifications within and/or across the community sector.
Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to:
- Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- Certificate IV in Disability
- Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in leisure and health or Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Completion of this qualification enables participants to receive a certificate outlining this nationally accredited qualification.
This may then enable them to receive either Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer towards a relevant qualification.
About St John Ambulance Australia
As one of the largest training providers training over 400,000 students nationally per year, St John is also a not-for-profit, operating for over 137 years. Our mission is the service of humanity, and we aim to deliver the best student experience possible and be a place where people are inspired to learn, volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, which includes Training, Event health services, Non-emergency patient transport and the sale of First Aid products.
We deliver nationally recognised training in partnership with St John Ambulance Australia Inc, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO number: 88041)