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Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)

7.5 months | Blended Learning | Evening or Daytime Classes
Enrolments Open | FREE*

Are you interested in pursuing a career where you are responsible for providing care for people in the home and within the community?



Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) (CHC33015) provides the skills and training necessary to fulfill a care role in aged, disability and other person-centred support settings.

The units of study provide students with foundational skills and knowledge to work in the aged, disability and home and community care industry. Students learn to work with individuals to support their independence and wellbeing, in their homes or in community settings.

This stream specialises in home and community care, equipping students with additional key skills specific to these settings.

Upon completion of placement, support to find employment in your field can be provided.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Year 11 or equivalent certificate of senior secondary education or must meet the Language & Literacy testing requirements
  • If your level of English is insufficient, a suitable course can be organised.
  • All successful applicants will be required to undertake a police check at their own expense to meet workplace regulatory requirements before commencement of practical placement.

Assessment Methods

  • Questioning (oral or written)
  • Portfolios, projects and reports
  • Workplace (observation/demonstration tasks)
  • Written assessments
  • Role plays
  • Research tasks
  • Third-party feedback
  • Self-reflection and evaluation

Education Pathways

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Service
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing

Career Pathways

  • Personal Care Worker
  • Residential Care Worker
  • In-home Respite Worker
  • Community Care Worker


Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community) runs for 7.5 months (not including school holidays, public holidays and practical placement).

  • Face to face delivery with 120 hours of mandatory work placement
  • Online delivery with 120 hours of mandatory work placement
  • Blended delivery which can include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources, however some face to face modules of study are required. Blended delivery also includes 120 hours of mandatory work placement.

This course is delivered across Victoria.

Units of Study

Core Units

Code Title
Core Units


Provide individualised support


Support independence and well being


Communicate and work in health or community services


Work with diverse people


Work legally and ethically


Recognise healthy body systems


Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Home and Community


Provide support to people living with dementia


Deliver care services using a palliative approach


Facilitate the empowerment of people with disability


Meet personal support needs


Support relationships with carers and families


Provide home and community support services

*Course Fees

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Training services are provided to eligible individuals with Funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.

Individuals with disability are encouraged to access the training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.

Further Information

Enrolments and enquiries welcome at any time, classes are ongoing and individually paced. If you don’t see a date or time that suits you, contact us to explore flexible learning options – including online learning.

Next Step

Interested in studying a Certificate III in Individual Support (Home & Community) with WCIG, but want more information? Our expert training team can answer any questions you have to help you make the next step.



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