CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support


Welcome to Federation Academy, your gateway to a rewarding career in the community services sector! Our CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support with specializations in Ageing and Disability is designed to equip international students with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a fulfilling career in supporting individuals with ageing-related or disability-related needs.

What You Gain

Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take on the role of a compassionate carer, providing person-centred support in community or residential settings. This qualification reflects your ability to use discretion, exercise judgement, and uphold the dignity and safety of clients.

Why Choose Federation Academy?

Our program is tailored for individuals seeking initial employment in the community services sector. By choosing our Certificate III in Individual Support, you will gain comprehensive training that covers both Ageing and Disability specialisations, providing a well-rounded skill set for a successful career.

CHC33021 - Certificate III in Individual Support


The CHC33021 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing & Disability) contains 8 Core Units & 6 Electives Units. 

Unit Code

Unit Title 

Unit Type

 Communicate and work in health or community services 


 Work with diverse people 


 Recognise healthy body systems 


 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 


 Work legally and ethically 

Study Break


 Work effectively in disability support 



 Support community participation and social inclusion 



 Work effectively in aged care 



 Deliver care services using a palliative approach 


Study Break


 Provide individualised support+ 


 Facilitate the empowerment of people receiving support+ 


 Contribute to ongoing skills development using a strengths-based approach+ 



 Provide support to people living with dementia+ 



 Apply basic principles and practices of infection prevention and control+ 

Work Placement


 Support independence and wellbeing+ 



8 Core Units
 3 Elective Units

The following requirements apply to entry into this qualification: 

  • Willingness to obtain a National Police Certificate (NPC).  
  • Willingness to undertake a NDIS Worker Screening Check 

International Students: 

  • Age 18+ 
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent English proficiency 
  • Completed high school Year 12, or equivalent. 
  • Willingness to make a statutory declaration before starting industry placement that they have never:  
    • been convicted of murder or sexual assault; or  
    • been convicted of, and sentenced to imprisonment for, any other form of assault.  
  • This statutory declaration is in addition to a current national police certificate and NDIS Worker Screening clearance, as these contemplate only those convictions recorded in Australian jurisdictions. 
  1. Aged Care Worker: Provide compassionate personal care to elderly clients, supporting their daily activities and ensuring a safe and nurturing environment. Opportunities for career progression include advanced studies, team leadership, and specialization in areas such as dementia care.

  2. Support Worker: Empower individuals with disabilities by assisting with daily living activities, promoting independence, and implementing personalized support plans. Career advancement options include specialization in disability areas, advanced studies, and roles in case management or advocacy.

  3. Nursing Assistant: Deliver basic nursing care under supervision, supporting medical procedures, monitoring vital signs, and collaborating with healthcare professionals. Future possibilities include enrolling in nursing programs, pursuing registered nursing roles, and specializing in areas like aged care or mental health.

  4. Community Care Worker: Offer support to individuals in their homes, coordinating community resources, advocating for clients, and promoting independence. Career progression may involve advanced studies in community services, roles in case management, and specialization in mental health or family services.

  5. Residential Care Worker: Support residents in group living settings, implementing care plans, fostering a positive environment, and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams. Career growth opportunities include advanced studies in residential care or management, leadership roles, and exploration of quality assurance positions.

  6. Client Assistant: Assist clients with various tasks, provide companionship, coordinate appointments, and collaborate with healthcare professionals. Future prospects may include advanced studies in client-focused care, roles in advocacy or support coordination, and specialization in mental health or palliative care.

  7. Family Support Worker: Offer assistance and guidance to families facing challenges, collaborate with community resources, and develop support plans. Career pathways include advanced studies in family support or social work, roles in family counseling, specialization in areas like child protection, and leadership positions in family services.

Explore diverse and rewarding career pathways with our Certificate III in Individual Support. Whether you choose aged care, disability support, or community services, this qualification equips you for meaningful roles and opportunities for career advancement.

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel."

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