What is individual support?
Studying a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support will give you the right skills and knowledge to provide physical and social support and care to promote independence and wellbeing for our community’s most vulnerable people.
You can choose to specialise in any of the following areas:
- Disability — Working with individuals to assist with personal care, mobility support, daily tasks and social events to improve their quality of life.
- Aged care — Working with older people in a residential aged care setting to provide care, supervision and support in daily activities and personal tasks.
- Home and community — Working with individuals and older people in their own homes to assist with their day-to-day activities and promote independence.
CHC33015 Certificate III in individual support job outcomes
There are various care worker roles to choose from after studying a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support which can include:
- Personal care assistant
- Community support worker
- Community care worker
- Aged care worker
- Disability support worker
- Individual support trainer
- Home care assistant
- Residential care worker
Individual support courses online
If you’re already working as a care worker and looking to upskill, or you simply don’t have the time to study on campus, with online learning, you can now study from the comfort of your own home. Many educational institutions offer either a full-time or part-time online learning component no matter which individual support course you choose and usually there aren’t any formal entry requirements. With the CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, enrolment is open to everyone.
There is usually one mandatory face-to-face requirement: work placement — an invaluable opportunity to hone your skills and build resilience before entering the workforce. This is your chance to learn on the job, experience multiple community care settings and engage with different individuals to give you the confidence you need to tackle any situation when you’re out in the field.
Individual support course pathways
After studying a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support, you might want to further develop your skills and knowledge in your area of specialisation. There are various ageing, disability, and home and community care courses you can choose. Some of the most popular are Certificate IV in Ageing Support and Certificate IV in Disability.
Why work in individual support?
If you’re worried about whether a course in individual support will leave you scrambling to find a job — stop right there. Australia’s demand for individual and community support workers is ever-increasing due to a low fertility rate and a high level of life expectancy.
In other words, the industry is waiting for you! Before the pandemic struck, Australia’s aged care industry was already projected to have approximately 179,000 job openings which are expected to double by 2050.
Now that you understand the industry’s demand, it’s a matter of answering a fundamental question: is individual support right for you? Being responsible for another person’s life is a confronting thought for some — but if the prospect of this brings a smile to your face — then it’s likely you’ve found your calling. There’s no denying that any caretaker role will be gruelling at times, but this is temporary. The gratitude you will receive from your clients will last a lifetime.
Aside from being a rewarding career, this industry also has a lot of flexibility. This is far from your usual 9.00 am – 5.00 pm office job — your hours are always changing, and you can travel from place to place to service your clients.
If you’re a positive, resilient person who loves helping others and wants to make a difference in your community, then individual support might be a great fit for you.
Enquire now about a CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support!